Category Archives: Creativity / Songwriting

David Scott’s reflections on songwriting and music practice.

New Music: Poundstore Riot & Rowan Ross

On the occasions I’m asked what might be required of those who desire a career in what is now typically referred to as the music industries plural I tend to invoke the name of a guy I first met as

New Music: Poundstore Riot & Rowan Ross

On the occasions I’m asked what might be required of those who desire a career in what is now typically referred to as the music industries plural I tend to invoke the name of a guy I first met as

The Windmills

The Windmills Of Your Mind: Variation and The School Of 1960s Pop David Scott The famous song The Windmills Of Your Mind, written by Michel Legrand with Alan and Marilyn Bergman is an example of a contemporary popular song built

The Windmills

The Windmills Of Your Mind: Variation and The School Of 1960s Pop David Scott The famous song The Windmills Of Your Mind, written by Michel Legrand with Alan and Marilyn Bergman is an example of a contemporary popular song built

Selected Lyrics: The Snow Lamb

The Snow Lamb was released on The Pearlfishers album A Sunflower at Christmas (MA 63, 2004). The lyric tells the story of an encounter between two children and the magical creature of the title who lures them into a forest

Selected Lyrics: The Snow Lamb

The Snow Lamb was released on The Pearlfishers album A Sunflower at Christmas (MA 63, 2004). The lyric tells the story of an encounter between two children and the magical creature of the title who lures them into a forest

Music and The Adult Folktale

I use this essay as the basis for a lecture on adapting artworks in the New Music Project module at UWS. The Florists of San Nicolao:  Music and the adult folktale Introduction. I wrote the short story The Florists of

Music and The Adult Folktale

I use this essay as the basis for a lecture on adapting artworks in the New Music Project module at UWS. The Florists of San Nicolao:  Music and the adult folktale Introduction. I wrote the short story The Florists of

Conversations With The Creative Selves

I’m thinking about different definitions of the concept of transformation in a songwriting context, examples of elements coming together and transforming into a new musical expression: places, memories, shards of melody, visual images. The fabled mixture of inspiration and perspiration

Conversations With The Creative Selves

I’m thinking about different definitions of the concept of transformation in a songwriting context, examples of elements coming together and transforming into a new musical expression: places, memories, shards of melody, visual images. The fabled mixture of inspiration and perspiration

Strawberries In The Snow: A Short Tour Round A Song

Strawberries In The Snow, released on The Pearlfishers 1998 album The Young Picnickers, and in a different arrangement on the expanded edition of A Sunflower At Christmas (2009) is a song that brings technical craft to bear on a seed

Strawberries In The Snow: A Short Tour Round A Song

Strawberries In The Snow, released on The Pearlfishers 1998 album The Young Picnickers, and in a different arrangement on the expanded edition of A Sunflower At Christmas (2009) is a song that brings technical craft to bear on a seed