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I'm a choral composer; I like to release my music under free culture licences, usually CC by-SA.

I'm working on a PhD in contemporary sacred choral composition.

I'm neurodivergent, and I have multiple healthcrap issues. I'm a migrant. I'm Christian.

You can find my work at artsyhonker.net/ and fund it at artsyhonker.net/support

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I also run Cecilia's List, a project to highlight Christian sacred music composed by people who are not men. That's very much on the back burner for the time being because of PhD stuff, though.

ceciliaslist.org

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New rule:

You don't get to say "oh, you could sell that on Etsy/set up a Patreon/write an e-book and sell it/etc" unless you promise to buy stuff from the person you are saying it to, at a price that pays them a living wage for their time *after* material and admin costs.

I'd say "I don't make the rules" but I totally just made a rule, there, so.

Useful Bandcamp tip: if you have a fan account, you can set up but not publish a subscription thing and all your own music will end up in your collection. This makes it easy to download a copy.

Anyway I think it's going to rain very soon so I had better get that washing in.

ableism, ADHD, creativity, patriarchy Show more

ableism, ADHD, creativity, patriarchy, slurs Show more

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Anyway that's my advice. Come check out my Patreon with the free music, stories, and worldbuilding I posted.

patreon.com/kyefox

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advice on creativity, self-promotion Show more

Really struggling to do my work, recently. It's partly due to mild ongoing healthcrap but mostly, I think, stuff.

I wish it were easier to get support for this while self-employed. It could make such a big difference to me.

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OK, one of the things I miss most about the birbsite is things like and -- where there is a different host and theme each week, and at a set time people have a discussion on that hashtag.

Would something like this be useful to people, particularly those of us on sonomu.club? It will tend to flood small instances so I definitely want to know that it's helpful. I am thinking of maybe doing on a Monday, for example.

@luka what do you think?

Finally duplicating and numbering this amazing album. If you ordered one, it will be on your way today. There's only 4 of them left if you didn't.

Kamizdat.si

If anything, as a musician I am under near-constant pressure to work for free, even when I already do a huge amount of unpaid, voluntary work, and even though I earn so little that I don't bother claiming e.g. tax exemptions (because my earnings are well below the tax threshhold).

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"Developing Musicianship through Improvisation offers an approach to learning music that is similar to the process for learning a language. Just as it is possible for everyone to engage in meaningful conversation, it is also possible for everyone to engage in meaningful improvisation."

I think it might be a little weird to use these books without a music teacher, but they are absolutely sound in their approach.

I would be happy to help anyone interested.

giamusic.com/products/dmti_boo

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I also run Cecilia's List, a project to highlight Christian sacred music composed by people who are not men. That's very much on the back burner for the time being because of PhD stuff, though.

ceciliaslist.org

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