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Posted in News on July 2, 2010 by johnbostockmusic

Thanks to all those who made it to the performance of my jazz trio at the Tel Aviv Jazz Festival. We had a great time and we received some outstanding reviews. (see reviews)

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Posted in News on July 2, 2010 by johnbostockmusic

12/02/06

I have been asked to perform at the Tel Aviv Jazz Festival with my trio featuring Danny Benedict on drums and Ora Boazson-Horev on Contrabass.
We will be playing numbers from the disc “Journey to Gythia” and some standards, appearing on Friday 17th February.

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Posted in News on July 2, 2010 by johnbostockmusic

I decided that my most recently completed work: 
“Music for Eight Instruments” would be the last speculative 
piece I would write.

Maybe this determination created some good karma for this work,

and it has been programmed to be performed in March (2006) by Israel’s best contemporary music ensemble – the Israel

Contemporary Players.

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Posted in News on July 2, 2010 by johnbostockmusic
My friends have told me that the standard composer biography
seems a little impersonal, so I thought it might be nice to 
paste up a ‘composer’s blog’.  
A composer’s greatest problem is time.
Not only do we deal in sound/time but composition itself 
requires time to get it right. If you don’t earn your living
through composition then you probably also teach or perform,
reducing the amount of time you may devote to composition.
In the computer age the composer is also publisher and 
promoter.
These tasks also require time and resources. 
When you think about it, Composition can be a solitary pastime.
You sit alone and write music and hope that sometime in the 
future some ‘body’, whether it be orchestra or chorus, 
string quartet or pianist, is going to play your music.
Is your aim self-expression, or communication, or both?
Somewhere or at sometime, a listening public must figure in 
the equation.