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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Of course, the music I write is a summary of all my collective experiences as a musician. Privacy Policy Designed using Magazine Hoot.

Powered by Create your own unique website with customizable templates. 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.

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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. JP One day ina close friend advised me to stop working — teaching in a school or augyst — and just focus on composing, an aspect of my life which steadily flourished even without nurture and care.

As a singer, he has sung in solo recitals at the St. The musical ideas will stop flowing when I write the double bar jlhn. 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.

We are just the messengers, so I just open my mind like a faucet and like water the music comes out. Your email address will not be published.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. Ideally, I would like at least two weeks to finish a piece, but usually I submit it within four days.


Notify me of new posts by email. What advice do you give to aspiring young composers? We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. What is your ideal commission situation?

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. I believe we have a totally different writing style, and that listening to his music gives me relief.

As a conductor he has given workshops, performed in concerts, and won in competitions in Asia, Europe, and North America. The result is always magical. When I compose music, I make sure that I myself can sing all the parts, to augusst sure it is humanly possible, and that I can ask anyone to sing it.

Petersburg Conservatory, and Moscow Glinka Hall.

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iohn Also to share your music, because it is a gift, one that is meant to be shared. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. JP My advice to younger composers is to write music for no reason.

John is a member of the World Choir Council along with other choral experts from jojn different countries. JP From a philosophic point of view, I would say analysis-synthesis.


JP The quality of music that I write depends totally on the food I eat while writing. 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, Just write and write, so that they will discover the bottomless well, within their minds.

A Conversation with John August Pamintuan

As a composer, John was awarded the composition prize in Pamintuaan FranceTokyo Japan and has written commissioned works for the governments of Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Japan, Lithuania, and the Philippines. JP Last year, I wrote about 80 pieces.

CT How many commissions do you take a year? SinceJohn is recognized by the American Federation of Musicians as an artist of sustained international acclaim. JP I usually rehearse a choir and focus mostly on the technical aspects: Yes, add me to your mailing list. John August Pamintuan is a ppamintuan Philippine conductor, composer, singer, clinician, and adjudicator. Auggust a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. I always think I have to write something innovative, trend-setting; a piece of paminttuan that will last a few lifetimes; something that reflects the past, is of the moment, and will be of the future.

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