On Solving Problems

Matthew Welch

EiO co-founder Matthew Welch was featured on the Composer on Fire podcast, and reveals how composers are in the business of solving problems, just like entrepreneurs and the skillset you need to succeed in music. Listen to the podcast HERE

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Bagpipes
  • Growing your audience
  • Bringing various audiences together
  • Alliances amongst composers
  • Solving problems
  • Collaborating
  • Having a complete skillset
    • Performing the music
    • Conducting
    • Assembling an ensemble
    • Learning how to program a concert
    • Creating an audience
    • Recording your music
    • Marketing your music
  • Music creation is in dialogue with the environment it’s performed in
  • Who, what, when, where, & how
  • Sounds good vs perfection
  • Well crafted & rehearsed music
  • Marketing your own music
  • MATA Festival
  • Not waiting for someone to recognize your music