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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Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will pamitnuan be published. Recognized by the American Federation of Musicians as an artist of sustained international acclaim, John has written around commissioned works which are jjohn performed in international competitions. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. We are just the messengers, so I just open my mind like a faucet and like water the music comes out.

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.

JP My advice to younger composers is to write music for no reason. SinceJohn is recognized by the American Federation of Musicians as an artist of sustained international acclaim.

Of course, the music I write is a summary of all my collective experiences as a musician. Towards creating cross cultural ties hohn strengthening friendship and cooperation, John August Pamintuan has also organized many musical exchanges among conductors and choirs of Asian countries.

What advice do you give to aspiring young composers? Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Just write and write, so that they will discover the bottomless well, within their minds. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website.


Privacy Policy Designed using Magazine Hoot. JP From a philosophic point of view, I would say analysis-synthesis. The result is always magical. As a singer, he has sung in solo recitals at nohn St. 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 aughst we have a totally different writing style, and that listening to his music gives me relief.

I always think I have to write something innovative, trend-setting; a piece of music that will last a few lifetimes; something that reflects the past, is of the moment, and will be of the future. 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. Notify me of new posts by email.

Powered by Create your own unique website with customizable templates. On the one hand, I have to write within jhon ranges, capability, and number of the singers, which may limit my imagination.

JP Last year, I wrote about 80 pieces. 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.

augush 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. JP I usually rehearse a choir and focus mostly on the technical aspects: Yes, add me to your mailing list. 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.

The musical ideas will stop flowing when I write the double bar line. The piece I wrote today is for a small ensemble in Singapore composed of 20 female SSAand three male singers baritone.


John is a member of the World Choir Council along with other choral experts from 80 different countries. What is your ideal commission situation?

He is also a member of the panel of adjudicators for composition contests in Croatia,International Federation for Choral Musicand International Choral Composition Competition Japan, Also to share your music, because it is a gift, one that is meant to be shared.

JP The quality of music that I write depends totally on the food I eat while writing. JP One day ina close friend advised me to stop working — teaching in a school or choir — and pamintuann focus on composing, an aspect of my life which steadily flourished even without nurture and care. Your email address will not be published.

A Conversation with John August Pamintuan

Ideally, I would like at least two weeks to finish a piece, but usually I submit it within four days. John August Pamintuan is a renowned Philippine conductor, composer, singer, clinician, and adjudicator.

CT How many pa,intuan do you take a year? 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?

On the other hand, the piece has to turn out fantastic so that other groups in the future would like to perform it pamiintuan.

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.