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Rob J Kennedy

Rob J Kennedy AvatarAs a composer and arts journalist for several publications in Australia, the arts run through my veins.

Music cast its spell on me as a child. The first instrument I played (notice I said played, not taught to play) was the flute. Over the years I have played, the guitar, the trumpet, the violin, the piano and the recorder. I have had many teachers for most of these instruments, and composition and orchestration, but I am largely self-taught.

Arriving into my teens during the early 1970s had a major influence on the music I listened to and wrote, especially progressive rock. I quickly moved on to “classical” music at 18, when I bought my first piano.

Post-classical music is where my strength and heart is today, although, jazz and baroque music have a strong pull on me. I like to think all three of these styles can be heard in my compositions now.

The orchestra is the goal for a lot of composers. The sound colours, the shape of the music it can create, and the dynamic of the orchestra cannot be matched, in my opinion. The orchestra offers the composer a limitless range of expression techniques, and that’s what music is about for me. Being able to express what I feel as one human in music to another, is the most empathetic form of communication that I know.

Most of music is found here.

Contributed Posts
Sep 20, 2019 The Memory of Music
Sep 13, 2019 How the Classical Music Experience Is Changing
Sep 6, 2019 Don’t Be Scared, It’s Only Music
Aug 30, 2019 Could Music Disappear One Day?
Aug 23, 2019 Music’s Dark Side
Aug 16, 2019 The World’s Most Amazing Musical Instruments
Aug 9, 2019 Is Music a Valueless Product?
Aug 2, 2019 The Beautiful Sound of the Recorder – Really!
Jul 26, 2019 The Voice of Vibrato
Jul 19, 2019 Making It in the Music World II