The Subtle Art of Modern Pop Production

From David Bruce Composer. With modern technology, pop producers have incredible control over every aspect of their music. In this video I take a look at some of their processes and approaches, focusing mainly on Ian Kirkpatrick’s hilarious and informative Instagram livestreams and on Finneas, who produces his sister Billie Eilish’s tracks. It might surprise…

The new SOLO PERCUSSION music

From David Bruce Composer. The last 100 years have seen an explosion in the amount of music written where Percussion is the star of the show – solo pieces for multiple percussion instruments, concertos, duos, quartets and percussion ensembles. In this video I look at the influences that led to this rise in percussion compositions,…

Electronic Music for ORCHESTRA

From David Bruce Composer. What would a piece of electronic music sound like on an orchestra? Or a piece of orchestral music sound like on electronic instruments? I collaborate with Jeremy Blake from the channel Red Means Recording and we swap roles. In this video I take his electronic track ‘Aquamarine’ and create an orchestral…

Is BACH The Most DANGEROUS Composer? | Q&A

From David Bruce Composer. In this video I answer questions from viewers relating to music and composing include why Bach chorales and voice-leading, why Bach is a dangerous role-model for us composers, thoughts on the nature of classical music, mental health and reasons for composing, and much more! Questions : 0:37 How do works become…