Avoiding cliché can often be a self-defeating objective. Understanding the Semiotics of cliché, however, can prove extremely powerful.


By creating works that are essentially decorations of other artists’ texts, do we give up too much artistic freedom?

  1. That information in the original text is lost upon musical recontextualization, and
  2. How the axiom of serving the text is inherently in conflict with both the unknowability of…

The act of text setting is a ubiquitous part of the choral compositional process, but does it present æsthetic problems?


What “default settings” do we use in our music, and how can we be sure we’re making deliberate artistic choices?


Do “default settings” in the creative process affect the structure of the final work? Are product and process the same thing?


You wanna know the secret to writing good choral music? Stop writing choral music.


The True Future of Choral Music

Miggy Torres

Composer | Artist | Smashing realities together since 1992. www.miggytorres.com I write about music, aesthetics, and the creative process.

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