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New upload

Posted in News on August 7, 2011 by johnbostockmusic

I have just finished uploading Ensemble Meitar’s performance of my piece: “Loud Music With (only a few) Quiet Bits” to Bandcamp.
Enjoy free streaming or download a copy.
Thanks for listening.

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The Joys of Streaming

Posted in News on July 23, 2011 by johnbostockmusic

I am an independent artist. The last disc I released was in 2008, almost four years ago. This is because I have to earn my living. My music sells on the basis of its quality alone. I do not play in public or have a promoter. There are no videos on YouTube. Despite this my music has received 723 listens on LastFM, which has earned me roughly $0.36 at the rate of $0.0005 per listen. Now calculate studio time at roughly $45/hour and if you do the math you see that I need 90,000 listens to pay for one hour of studio time. If each listener had paid $0.99 to download each track I would have earned roughly $715 and would be able to pay for 15 hours of studio time – enough to make another disc. Now see why the last disc I made was in 2008.

News

Posted in News on June 29, 2011 by johnbostockmusic

Just heard today – its official: Melbourne’s Arko Symphonic Project, conducted by Timothy Phillips, have programmed my Concerto for Chamber Orchestra for a concert on the 8th October, 2011.
Check out their new website at
http://www.arckosymphonicproject.org.au/

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Posted in News on September 17, 2010 by johnbostockmusic

16/09/10

Have just returned from a recording session at HaTeiva with Ensemble Meitar. These guys may be crazy – but they do a great job.
The air-conditioning was turned off because it creates additional noise, so soon everyone worked up a sweat.
With Arel Paz producing and Ronald recording, Guy Feder conducted Ensemble Meitar in a challenging drive towards perfection.
I discovered that this piece: “Loud Music With (Only a Few) Quiet Bits” is more difficult than I anticipated.

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Posted in News on September 17, 2010 by johnbostockmusic

Performance greeted by critical silence

On 12/09/10 Ensemble Meitar gave the World Premiere performance of my work “Loud Music With (Only a Few) Quiet Bits”, during the Festival of Israeli Music.
The performance conducted by Guy Feder at the Givatayim Theatre, appeared on a program alongside works by Hana Agiashvilli, Yinam Leef and Menachem Zur.
Though broadcast live by Kol HaMusica this outstanding performance by Israel’s premiere contemporary chamber music ensemble was received in silence by Israel’s critical press.

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Posted in News on July 2, 2010 by johnbostockmusic

Ensemble Meitar, Israel’s premier contemporary chamber music ensemble will be performing my work:
Loud Music with (only a few) Quiet Bits, in September 2010, at the Israeli Music Festival.

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Posted in News on July 2, 2010 by johnbostockmusic

On September 24th, 2008 The Israel Contemporary Players gave a performance of my work: “Music for Eight Instruments”, as part of the Israeli Music Festival. The performance was conducted by Nizan Leibowitch after I revised the work for the instrumental combination of flute, oboe, clarinet, horn in F, vibraphone, two violins and cello.