Desert Island Composing

Go here for Wondermark’s take on what it means to create a truly original body of compositional work. It makes me think of two things: first, the principle I was told by an older musician when playing playing weddings and bowling banquets 40 years ago – “The band always eats”; the second, one of my stock responses when asked what inspires me as a composer – “the commission check”. Making art and the mundane – well, sometimes the mundane looms larger than you might think.