Mike T
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I’m a bit of a musical chameleon and I enjoy working in a wide range of musical styles. On the commercial side, I write and record tracks for various production music companies and work as a media composer. I also work as an arranger/producer for singers and songwriters in my home studio.

I’m a music graduate of the University of Southampton (1980) and over the years I’ve performed and toured as a keyboard player with various pop/soul/funk/jazz bands including Ronnie Laws, Light Of The World, Yes/No People. I also formed my own Jazz Fusion group MT Hedz and we released an album in 2012.

Writing for the concert hall (classical) is quite another discipline and although there can be a certain amount of overlap in techniques, I feel the mindset is different. Still, as Berg said to Gershwin, “music is music!” 

The videos below are of my Toccata which I wrote some time ago but have recently had published (it is a midi performance here) and an extract from a gig in 2012 with my band.

 

 

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At 9:05pm on September 9, 2014, Janet Hadler said…

thanks so much, Mike.

At 3:31pm on September 9, 2014, Janet Hadler said…

Michael,  thank you for your willingness to participate in this "interview."  I am very glad to meet you and look forward to our exchange.  Here are the first set of questions - and please respond at your convenience, I understand that you are traveling across the US!  

How old were you when you first began to study music? What got you interested?At what age did you begin composing?  What prompted you?  

How important do you think it is for a composer to play particular instruments?

What notation software do you use?  What sound modules?

safe travels. I look forward to hearing back from you.  

Janet

At 12:30pm on September 9, 2014, Janet Hadler said…

Michael,

I am taking a composition course with Julie Harris at UNC -Chapel Hill (North Carolina).  My "homework" assignment is to send you some questions regarding your Mi'au Myau composition.  Is that okay with you?  thanks.

Janet Hadler

At 2:13pm on April 20, 2013, ChinaBlues said…

Hi Michael - Happy Birthday from China!

At 10:52am on April 20, 2013, Harmonia said…

Happy Birthday to Michael Tauben!

At 10:03am on February 13, 2013, ChinaBlues said…

Greetings from China, Michael :) Welcome to VirtualArtists!

 
 
 

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