Supriya Nagarajan, composer

Compositions happen in small bits, over time and you react to things in rehearsals. So, for me it’s about having an open-minded approach and a flexible mindset.

Aart Strootman, composer

Who or what inspired you to take up composing, and pursue a career in music? I was always thrilled seeing the piano teacher of my brother play boogie-woogie as a demonstration of what he was technically capable of. I must have been six and could only smile hearing that forceful, joyful music. In attempts of…

Hilda Paredes, composer

I need to connect my inner ear to an imaginative sound world. I don’t know where it comes from, I first just need to allow this connection to happen. Once it finds me, the process of deciphering it begins and I just need to allow the music to lead me through the creative journey.
 

Arlene Sierra, composer

Who or what inspired you to take up composing, and pursue a career in music? Music was at the center for me from the very start, my parents were ardent fans of Classical music, had it playing at home and in the car all the time, and took me to an amazing variety of concerts. Getting from piano…

Scott McLaughlin, composer

Who or what inspired you to take up composing, and pursue a career in music? I spent my teenage years playing guitar in my bedroom, a weird mix of the indie music of the day from shoegaze to rock (The Cure, Ride, Sonic Youth, Smashing Pumpkins, Jane’s Addiction, The Smiths, Depeche Mode, Pixies, Cocteau Twins,…

Paul K, composer and producer

I think the greatest challenge is still trying to come up with something that is different or unique so that you find your place in the musical ecosystem and can then write, produce and develop the sound to your individual strengths.