Peter Fender

October 07, 2021

I said I would write something this time about what I called the 'common sense' bit of composing.  What I think this comes down to is actually 'why are you composing?'  Let me explain.

September 29, 2021

Last week I gave you what I wrote 10 years ago about composing.  I'm going to use that as the starting point for my writing today ...

September 22, 2021

Writing new music: ivory towers and eggs. Welcome to the first of a series of six blogs I'm writing in the run-up to a concert I'm conducting on 30 October, which includes a new piece I've written. It strikes me that the business of composition is ...

September 16, 2021

Peter's 'big' birthday concert is on 30 October, and the flyer has just arrived ... please point lots of people in its direction :)

September 08, 2021

FREE CONCERT STREAM: Peter's concert to celebrate his 60th birthday will be on 30 October, in St James's Church, Piccadily, London (see Schedule for full details). The concert will be streamed live ...

August 13, 2021

Rehearsal and concert life is returning to London, and Peter is planning his 60th birthday concert to be held in St James' Piccadilly on Saturday 30 October. It's a concert including some of his favourite music plus a new piece he is writing ...

August 03, 2021

Begun in response to the shutdown of musical activity in March 2020 Peter's online sessions have proved very popular, so they will continue on until at least the end of 2021 ...

May 13, 2021

To publicise and complement Peter's 'Masterworks Unwrapped' series of talks there is now a series of video shorts looking into a piece of music and/or a composer in just 5 or 6 minutes!