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How to Be a Composer

  • Ended
  • BBC Four
  • 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • 60 mins
  • 2 hours, 0 mins
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Documentary

Journalist, critic and self-confessed music addict Paul Morley embarks on a year-long
pursuit to the heart of his obsession.

Morley begins a year of intense lessons and tutoring from one the most prestigious music
schools in the world, the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he joins the
composition department as an undergraduate student.

This is the first time Morley has been back in education since the age of 16, and it is
by no means an easy year as he feels his way through his first lessons on rhythm and
notation before finally composing his own music for an ensemble of young virtuoso

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