Workshop environments should be supportive and encouraging, and a safe space to try out new ideas, even if they don’t work.
Workshops should never be a give-and-take transaction, but rather a sharing of information and ideas. They can often be a daunting experience for composers, especially when you’re sitting in front of as many musicians as are in an orchestra.
To help promote KPO’s concert, I did an interview with Cut Common about my time as a composer in Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra’s composer workshops.
You can check it out here.