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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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. I believe we have a totally different writing style, and that listening to his music gives me relief. Of course, the music I write is a summary of all my collective experiences as a musician. What is your ideal commission situation? We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website.

We are just the messengers, so I just open my mind like a faucet and like water the music comes out.

JP My advice to younger composers is to write music for no reason. The musical ideas will stop flowing when I write the double bar line. JP Last year, I wrote about 80 pieces. As a conductor he has given workshops, performed in concerts, and won in competitions in Asia, Europe, and North America.

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


What advice do you give to aspiring young composers? Ideally, I would like at least two weeks to finish a piece, but usually I submit it within four days. Petersburg Conservatory, and Moscow Glinka Hall.

A Conversation with John August Pamintuan

Powered by Create your own unique website with customizable templates. John August Pamintuan is a renowned Philippine conductor, composer, singer, clinician, and adjudicator.

JP The quality of music that I write depends totally on the food I eat while writing. 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? SinceJohn is recognized by the American Federation of Musicians as an artist of sustained international acclaim. Privacy Policy Designed using Magazine Hoot.

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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 started writing for Filipino choirs which generally have a wide vocal range and usually a soprano from our country would auguxt it easier to sing in the higher tessitura.

The piece I wrote today is for a small ensemble in Singapore composed of 20 female SSAand three male singers baritone. The result is always magical. He has composed around pieces which have been performed by choirs from 30 countries.

Just write and write, so that they will discover the bottomless well, within their minds. On the one hand, I have to write within the ranges, capability, and number of the singers, which may limit my imagination. 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.


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.

As a singer, he has sung in solo recitals at the St. As a composer, John was awarded the composition prize in Tours FranceTokyo Japan and has written commissioned works for the augkst of Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Japan, Lithuania, and the Philippines. Also to share your music, because it is a gift, one that is meant to be shared.

Yes, add me to your mailing list. CT How many commissions do you take a year? Recognized by the American Federation of Musicians as an artist of sustained international acclaim, John has written around commissioned works which nohn widely performed in international competitions.

Notify me of follow-up comments by email. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. John is a member of the World Choir Council augsut with other choral experts from 80 different countries. 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,