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Tom Albans @orderedsound Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Composer, musician, teacher (@INUGradDipMusic), father, husband (of @hellohoorayblog), Yorkshireman, Aston Villa fan

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Joined Twitter 7/2/11


Love this! 😂 https://t.co/FIPnKcFXkE
11/7
2019
I had no idea! Blue makes far more sense, but then I would say that because I'm from a blue country. https://t.co/AWDkqFbrWs
11/2
2019
Good to meet you @SpiltMilkMan and thank you for organising such a fun evening! https://t.co/GYwLBc7LQK @Benlunn @sarah_lianne_l I have been doing this, embedding from @issuu, but they recently emailed to say this funct… https://t.co/4GGtmjxAN8
10/30
2019
@dspreadbury @doricoofficial Thanks. Can you say when that will be yet?I was irritated to discover today that the otherwise wonderful new condensing feature in @doricoofficial doesn't pi… https://t.co/TSUw3ySohS
10/28
2019
Looking forward to meeting up with @SpiltMilkMan and others next week to discuss opera in the north east. #WorldOperaDay
10/25
2019
@ethanhein The third chapter of this book talks about the opposing views of 'music-as-text' (Stravinsky's view) and… https://t.co/dYz3DPPnDi
10/23
2019
@jemanners @BBCRadio3 @CollersB @kralbans
10/21
2019
My destination. And it should actually look like this today. Photo: @britainsbestpub https://t.co/841CVIDPy5Good to see the sun has come out to welcome me to #Sheffield today - a bit different from when I left #Newcastle earlier! 🌞🎵
10/6
2019
I hadn't come across this particular tidbit of information about the 'model music curriculum' before today. It begg… https://t.co/A28OXjAl3S @piper_simon @NclUniMusic Hi Simon. Is there a list of upcoming seminars in the series? I can't find an up to date one on the website.
10/4
2019
Thrilled to be working in partnership with @late_music & @UYMP to establish a Northern Composer's Cooperative. The… https://t.co/5Qcf8vK6Z2
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10/1
2019
If orchestras adopted a university workload planning model... [NB. Many professional musicians are very badly paid… https://t.co/0e0e3wirbt
Retweeted by Tom Albans @MusicologyDuck https://t.co/ObPrcifswX @NotationIsGreat I remember performing this at the Crucible Studio in Sheffield with my fellow A-level music students back in the day.
9/29
2019
@kralbans @OliverRidgway I think they call that "constructive ambiguity"!
9/20
2019
Looking forward to my first concert of the new @RNSinfonia season @wylambrewery. A great venue with the best beer i… https://t.co/B78lmowNgN
9/18
2019
Arts deserve a central place in the curriculum | Letters https://t.co/1xpPaCFMvC
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9/8
2019
The plot of the follow-up to 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' is quite dark! https://t.co/dVojwkBqjy
9/7
2019
@annalapwood Quickest audition ever!
9/3
2019
Some interesting responses to an interesting question. 'Fragility' and 'vulnerability' seem to be the most common a… https://t.co/JOpysbq4Mr
8/19
2019
i don’t want any student to like something because they felt compelled to or feel like a failure because they didn’… https://t.co/eCuf20eIAG
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8/17
2019
Bit rough and ready, but here's what I think is happening this year in terms of A-level music numbers 1/3 https://t.co/CEv63AhQER
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8/15
2019
Hurrah! https://t.co/QiH022hDfi
8/14
2019
@hutchingsmusic This is all true for me at the moment as well, but I remain hopeful that I can find some 'points of… https://t.co/jlrbMmJBh8 @emily_doolittle @TheScotsman @news_RSE Wonderfully put, Emily. Inspiring stuff!
8/9
2019
@ethanhein I guess I find listening quite participatory too though, but definitely more with live music than record… https://t.co/0GE5ZfF3PH @ethanhein I agree that so much of the traditional concert experience is stifling and off-putting, but surely there… https://t.co/VYGYm1DCwt
8/8
2019
I'm currently happy 'doing a Charles Ives' rather than constantly looking for funding. Though if any rich aristocra… https://t.co/p9K3cU1GvQ
8/7
2019
@nicolemparks I'd be interested in writing for this combination. Have done plenty for strings but not so much for p… https://t.co/r1d8sSoBMr
8/4
2019
@jbannermusic Some great ideas here! I went along to the recent @UYMP event and people had very similiar questions,… https://t.co/h6qr79lFsv @kralbans Yes, it looks great. Thanks!
8/1
2019
Incidentally, I came across this news in the replies to a tweet about this interesting article: https://t.co/AREiHFEDUvI'll miss the smell of baking bread wafting up the hill when the wind's in the right direction! https://t.co/EiLyJN7NeT
7/15
2019
BRAVO @jamesmacm 🙏👏💕 https://t.co/7D2gkJqYCr
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7/13
2019
Dear @guardian, it'd be great if you focused on the exciting new works happening at the @bbcproms, instead of airin… https://t.co/MwiMRgkOfI
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7/5
2019
@Platform4Music Lovely to meet you! I look forward to future developments. #northerncomposerscooperativeThank you @JWW_composes and @UYMP for organising a very inspiring day. Looking forward to future developments. #northerncomposerscooperative
6/22
2019
Composers being fathers: a thread. https://t.co/eXUlI3drr4
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6/16
2019
So why is the current Philadelphia 'new dads' advert still okay then? https://t.co/bpahANE7PC
6/15
2019
I can identify with so much of this, and the original thread. Well put, Chris. https://t.co/weH1fsvP0C @CobaltStudios_ @narc_magazine @manc_collective @damianrb79 I completely understand where you're coming from. Such… https://t.co/51UA56YA4T @narc_magazine @manc_collective @damianrb79 I thought the Newcastle date had been axed from the @manc_collective tour?!
6/12
2019
The full series of these maps is beautiful! ⬇️ https://t.co/EAWTGI6QWA https://t.co/9oFLw9n5cg
6/10
2019
A lovely list (though I'm not a fan of cheese). https://t.co/GdnLIAkrTmI feel like this is the kind of thing you may have told me @kralbans? https://t.co/8jXuGO9p9BWithout prompting, my three year old asks to start her day with singing, & finish her day with singing. Music is a… https://t.co/osT3mKdkcM
Retweeted by Tom Albans @VFleischfresser @Paul_McCreesh Couldn't agree more. My three year-old wakes up singing, sings herself to sleep and… https://t.co/nkiSB0f4lF @davidgrif Yes! I came across these just now. Perfectly written.
6/9
2019
@stuart_macrae Almost always portrait, particularly if it's being conducted, but I have used landscape occasionally… https://t.co/beEYgnH6xH
6/7
2019
Hi folks! Can you help me start an amazing opera project in the North East? I've got 13 days to raise £1335 - if ev… https://t.co/gELZx1487z
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6/6
2019
Sad to discover that @manc_collective won't be touring 'Paradise Lost' to @CobaltStudios_ in Newcastle later this m… https://t.co/WtcidARtCk
6/4
2019
I love that my daughter refers to sausage rolls as rock n rolls!
6/3
2019
Have begun reading Mum's copy of 'Underland' by @RobGMacfarlane that she was going to pass on to me. It came out on… https://t.co/VS4Dma6TsD
5/23
2019
This is the ONLY thing I want to hear 'royal commentators' discussing! https://t.co/wX6sJNOCvG
5/7
2019
@OliverRidgway @bhamcathedral That takes me back! It must be 25 years since I sang there.I hear this all the time in the media and it is really irritating. I would expect better from @BBCRadio3 though! https://t.co/zfm04iDSAP
4/21
2019
BBC Proms 2019. Trying too hard to please us all? https://t.co/m3rsuGPuhZ
Retweeted by Tom AlbansArts contribute more to UK economy than agriculture – report https://t.co/DjhtNXV5gN
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4/17
2019
As a musician, I watch the fire at Notre Dame and experience it as a truly epochal event. The first composers of re… https://t.co/NIKHMFHnSV
Retweeted by Tom AlbansStarting today at 9.45am, MICHAEL TIPPETT: THE BIOGRAPHY by @OSoden is 'Book of the Week' on @BBCRadio4, featuring… https://t.co/bJpI3SFCjZ
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4/15
2019
@LukeStylesMusic Flute, flugelhorn and euphonium?
4/14
2019
People of Leeds!! I’ve just had a van broken into in St Edmund car park - had a Bergerault vibraphone and my stick… https://t.co/hdOnUOHF1b
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4/13
2019
@FrankiCookney @NW6Rd @hellohoorayblog
4/10
2019
@hellohoorayblog Thought I might get you this instead: https://t.co/gQpBkluFtW
4/9
2019
@NaomiAlbans Are they female skulls?
4/5
2019
@susannaeastburn I wrote a string quartet in nine short movements where the tempo gets incrementally slower towards… https://t.co/irxFauTbJE
4/4
2019
Bloody hell. https://t.co/IJ8FASLHOx https://t.co/D1QDS4Rf7O
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4/2
2019
@fragrantfred @CCriadoPerez some men don't need encouraging to 'step up' - they do it because it's natural. to not… https://t.co/0j2KKBXK2F
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3/31
2019
I've been thinking about the language we use around classical music, particularly the word "great". Do we need our… https://t.co/3xjQwAaM8I
Retweeted by Tom Albans @aksocolofsky It can be valuable to study music that doesn't initially appeal. Sometimes you do come to like it, or… https://t.co/xZeXq0zW37
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3/28
2019
An 11 year old girl told me today that she’d been at the premiere of one of my compositions & it had inspired her t… https://t.co/0FG9RXWlzr
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3/23
2019
This report underpins the case to reinstate the competitive post-study work rights for which students themselves ha… https://t.co/T4rkHIkoT1
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3/21
2019
* CALLING ALL COMPOSERS * help me make my dissertation the best it can be by spending ~5 to 10 mins filling in this… https://t.co/igfFMeqq8K
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3/20
2019
What a fantastically diverse list of signatories this is. ⬇️ Radio 3 cuts threaten musical ecosystem https://t.co/3xDZC0nPum
3/19
2019
Celebrating the ongoing chaos of Brexit, I am starting a series of short single-process deconstructions of “God Sav… https://t.co/JXq5BkE3HA
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3/18
2019
Might be worth spreading this around! #savelatejunction @BassPope @themadwort @cathrobots @coreymwamba . After Mixi… https://t.co/6kXbZVhY3A
Retweeted by Tom AlbansWidespread condemnation for the planned schedule changes affecting #LateJunction across Twitter and in the comments… https://t.co/SQboVnpirI
3/16
2019
@emily_doolittle 'Counterpoint in Composition: The Study of Voice Leading' by Felix Salzer
3/14
2019
@CheapPanini I once planted daffodils with Andy Sinton. #justsaying
3/8
2019
So sad to hear this. Doing music at Tapton was a transformative experience in my life. So sad that this generation… https://t.co/k6mrnhiSaj
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3/7
2019
Very very concerning, and an increasing problem it seems. https://t.co/TcoPC7FF4i
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3/6
2019
@OliverRidgway Thanks, I'm working as hard as I can. But however good arts projects may be, we have to fight for c… https://t.co/1ihFXJBdl9
Retweeted by Tom Albans @andyingamells @orderedsound @MusicalGriff @TaptonSchool1 @AnnaHarveyMezzo A huge shame indeed. I feel incredibly l… https://t.co/lPl93Hpf8Q
Retweeted by Tom Albans @MarkBiggins1 @andyingamells @MusicalGriff @TaptonSchool1 @AnnaHarveyMezzo Absolutely. And the knock-on effects are… https://t.co/wAHTevzsfiWhen are the powers-that-be going to wake up and realise that music education for all is vital from an early age? I… https://t.co/bXuVk4IpgC
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3/5
2019
Newcastle City Council : Save Dewley Hill from Coal Mining - Sign the Petition! https://t.co/5YSIG3iEEp via @UKChangeTerrible news about GCSE music provision at my old school. Wonder what @MusicalGriff, @andyingamells and others mak… https://t.co/7SRb3UgiCn
3/4
2019
On my way home from an incredible performance by @manc_collective. This is the way this music, any music, should be… https://t.co/xZL87GvBiY @NaomiAlbans Maybe not everything! 😉 But you have to go see @manc_collective next time they're in Salford. They're amazing! xAny Newcastle peeps free tonight, I urge you to snap up any last remaining tickets for this. It promises to be awes… https://t.co/GRjCbTQJaT
2/26
2019
Really looking forward to seeing this in Newcastle @CobaltStudios_ on Tuesday! https://t.co/LMGtcl3bkj
2/23
2019
1st of Feb. and the Turkish Barber I pass on the bus has still got their Christmas tree up! 🎄
2/1
2019
OH👏🏻MY👏🏻GOD👏🏻 One can still be an emerging artist, in any field, even if one is not 25 or under. This shaming & shu… https://t.co/Z6deYY3Uur
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1/29
2018
@MusicologyDuck Agree about the Bolero comparison. Every time you think it can't go on it does, but the ultimate fa… https://t.co/z3ZfUUrqaZLove this thread! Have a listen... if you dare! 🎄🥁 https://t.co/h0FLx7X5wG @Musicologess @emily_doolittle The string quartets of Elizabeth Maconchy are great.
12/11
2018
Can't wait to hear this! https://t.co/CjWnJGwUYL
12/9
2018

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