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Sand Mandala Composition

Challenge: Over the period of one full week, create a “sand mandala” piece. Any genre, acoustic or electronic. Work really hard on it, strive passionately to make your best music ever. Share it (with one person, a few, a bunch) at several phases during the course of its one-week lifespan. Then, at the end of […]

Posted on September 2, 2013 at 6:13 pm by rachmiel · Permalink

Diminishing Returns?

So many new releases from talented, energetic, ambitious music producers of all ilk every day of every week/month/year … how c’hell is one supposed to decide what to listen to? And, with such a glut of new music, can any single piece *matter* anymore? Beyond the rush of hearing it for the first (and probably […]

Posted on May 18, 2013 at 8:04 am by rachmiel · Permalink


For whom do you make music? An audience, real or imagined? Yourself? Or do you just create … without caring about the whom? Sometimes I create pieces for a real/specific audience (a friend, fellow composer, dance company). sometimes for an imagined/general audience (lovers of experimental electronica). sometimes for myself, without feeling the desire/need to share […]

Posted on November 15, 2011 at 8:26 am by rachmiel · Permalink