Friday, October 09, 2009

Roger Hooper - Composer

I just now happened to see a tweet from Roger Hooper, who I remembered from his brilliant VOA themes that had caught my attention before.  Roger must be at AES right now and was attending some of the sessions today.

What I like about theme songs, news bulletins,film scores and incidental music for film and TV, is that it is Art with a Purpose.  Art with a purpose is sometimes spoken of as mere craft, but it is not so.  Well-directed, clear musical concepts that work in their specific context are rare in "art" music today.  Sometimes it takes the limitations and to-the-point requirements of commercials to distill the essence into concise, strong and satisfying minute-long segments.

Here is a link to Roger's website.

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