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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A Conversation with John August Pamintuan – The IFCM Magazine

As a conductor he has given workshops, performed in concerts, and won in competitions in Asia, Europe, and North America. What is your ideal commission situation? We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website.

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: 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. 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.

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. Petersburg Conservatory, and Moscow Glinka Hall. 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. JP Last year, I wrote about 80 pieces.

The musical ideas will stop flowing when I write the double bar line. Privacy Policy Designed using Magazine Hoot.

Your email address will not be published. Also to share your music, because it is a gift, one auust is meant to be shared.

A Conversation with John August Pamintuan

Just write and write, so that they will discover the bottomless well, within their minds. JP From a philosophic point of view, I would say analysis-synthesis. 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.

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?

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

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Powered by Create your own unique website with customizable templates. John August Pamintuan is a renowned Philippine conductor, composer, singer, clinician, and adjudicator. The piece I wrote today is auvust a small ensemble in Singapore composed of 20 johhn SSAand three male singers baritone. 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.


On the one hand, I have auguet write within the ranges, capability, and number of the singers, which may limit my imagination. The result is always magical. As a singer, he has sung in solo recitals at the St. I believe we have a totally different writing style, and that listening to his music gives me relief.

Ideally, I would like at least two weeks to finish a piece, but usually I submit it within four days. John is a member of the World Choir Council along with other choral experts from 80 different countries. JP My advice to younger composers is johh write music for no reason.

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. 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.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. 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.