I’ve been working…

…on this website for a couple of months now, and I’m still not happy with how it’s looking. I have been trying to go with a theme that might imply how I would want my music to sound: something distinctly modern, but with obvious roots in tradition.

(You know, it’s funny. I’ve been obsessed with “musical tradition” for years and years of my life — mostly because I’ve never felt like I’ve been part of a tradition — but that’s another blog post for another day!)

This process has been just like when I was starting out as a composer: you have a great idea for how the thing you’re making should sound, but you don’t have the coordination between your imagination and your hands to create what you want yet (doubly so for website design, since the actual mechanics of this thing are pretty abstract! I’m using WordPress, which is supposed to be wicked easy, and I’m in waaaaaay over my head!).

ANYWAY. Here’s the point: What, oh faithful (yet unnervingly silent) readership, do you feel is important in a website, specifically one for a composer? What would you like to see more of on this website? (I KNOW. PICTURES. I’M WORKING ON IT. My friend and ultra-talented photographer Amanda Smith and I are trying to coordinate our schedules [and I’m trying to lose 5 lbs.!] so that I can get some decent headshots, etc.)

Let me know!  Give me feedback:  leave some comments (I’m tired of my only comments coming from spammers interested in selling pharmaceuticals!), tell me on Twitter, or my new Facebook Fan Page.

  4 comments for “I’ve been working…

  1. Nate
    01/25/2010 at 12:31 pm

    I’d add a color to your palette and get some more contrast between dark and light. You could also consider using a serif font for your title to get a more traditional look on part of it.

  2. Lydia
    01/27/2010 at 8:48 pm

    Really great blog! I second the request for more contrast on the font. They grey is a little hard to read. Your content is extremely relevant and interesting, from my perspective.

  3. 01/27/2010 at 10:57 pm

    Thanks for the input! Keep it coming!

  4. 06/16/2010 at 7:51 am

    I’d add a color to your palette and get some more contrast between dark and light. You could also consider using a serif font for your title to get a more traditional look on part of it.

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