John August Pamintuan (JP) Yes, I also have pieces that are not too difficult, which are included in my catalogue from the last three years. I started writing for. Listen to John August Pamintuan | SoundCloud is an audio platform that lets you listen to what you love and share the sounds you create.. New York City. Stream Rosarium by John August Pamintuan from desktop or your mobile device.
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CT How many commissions do you take a year? JP I usually rehearse a choir and focus mostly on the technical aspects: On the one hand, I have to write within the ranges, capability, and number of the singers, which may limit my imagination.
A Conversation with John August Pamintuan – The IFCM Magazine
Notify me of new posts by apmintuan. Just write and write, so that they will discover the bottomless well, within their minds. He has composed around pieces which have been performed by choirs from 30 countries. The musical ideas will stop flowing when I write the double bar line.
Do you have some pieces also for intermediate level ensembles that would be a good entry point for conductors who may not be familiar with your music? John is a member of the World Choir Council along with other choral experts from 80 different countries. He is also a member of the panel of adjudicators for pamintaun contests in Croatia,International Federation for Choral Agustand International Choral Composition Competition Japan, Also to share your music, because it is a gift, one that is meant to be shared.
A Conversation with John August Pamintuan
I believe we have a totally different writing style, and that listening to his music gives me relief. JP From a philosophic point of view, I would say analysis-synthesis.
Sometimes I write in a fast-food restaurant; sometimes I need to eat in two or more restaurants when I am writing an arrangement for a medley. JP Last year, I wrote about 80 pieces. On the other hand, the piece has to turn out fantastic so that other groups in the future would like to perform it too. As a composer, John was awarded the composition prize in Tours FranceTokyo Japan and has written commissioned works for the governments of Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Japan, Lithuania, and the Philippines.
What is your ideal commission situation? Towards creating cross cultural ties and strengthening friendship and cooperation, John August Pamintuan has also organized many musical exchanges among conductors and choirs of Asian countries.
Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. It takes one hour for me to finish the music, three hours to encode on software, and three days to review and criticize the final work. I started writing for Filipino choirs which generally have a wide vocal range and usually a soprano from our country would find it easier to sing in the higher tessitura.
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Powered by Create your own unique website with customizable templates. As a conductor he has given workshops, performed in concerts, and won in competitions in Asia, Jkhn, and North America. Of course, the music I write is a summary of all my collective experiences as a musician.
As a singer, he has sung in solo recitals at pamintusn St. JP One day ina close friend advised me to stop working — teaching in a school or choir — and just focus on composing, an aspect of my life which steadily flourished even without nurture and care. And, incidentally, it is my 10th year as a composer this year, so I would like to thank you for giving me this opportunity to celebrate with you. I break down the constituents of a motif or theme then reconstitute them into a new whole in keeping with the parameters requested by the person or group that commissioned the music.
The result is always magical. The piece I wrote today is for a small ensemble in Singapore composed of 20 female SSAand three male singers baritone. Recognized by the American Federation of Musicians as an artist of sustained international acclaim, John has written around commissioned works which are widely performed in international competitions. John August Pamintuan is a renowned Philippine conductor, composer, singer, clinician, and adjudicator. SinceJohn is recognized by the American Federation of Musicians as an artist of sustained international acclaim.
When I compose music, I make sure that I myself can sing all the parts, to make sure it is humanly possible, and that I can ask anyone to sing it. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. Petersburg Conservatory, and Moscow Glinka Hall.
We are just the messengers, augus I just open my mind like a faucet and like water the music comes out. Your email address will not be published. Yes, add me to your mailing list.
JP The quality of music that I write depends totally on the food I eat while writing. Ideally, I would like at least two weeks to finish a piece, but usually I augudt it within four days. Unfortunately, not all singers can do that, so conductors from other countries request me to transpose my pieces some steps lower, or in the case of new commissions, limit the vocal range of the singers, particularly the sopranos.