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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


@CheapPanini Approaching Tevez so need to go Vialli quite soon.Have recently been listening to the music of John Metcalf and John Metcalfe, one because I misspelled the name of the other.
5/23
2020
I couldn't be more proud of Clare, or more excited that this project is one step closer to finally being out there… https://t.co/vtVratiDkwIt’s time to bang the drum! @BBCFOUR is the most distinctive channel on TV. Popular, fun, accessible, strange, ambi… https://t.co/KBNxQKfZ6U
Retweeted by Tom AlbansSick of watching rubbish on TV? A million channels & nothing decent on the box? If you think telly is for ideas, th… https://t.co/pztBHcRqzf
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5/15
2020
@emily_doolittle Many of the new pieces from @TwentyPiano are very playable.
5/13
2020
@davidgrif I may feel the same about water when I finish this one! https://t.co/cnsI8TnZmr
5/10
2020
Strangely enough, virtually nothing has been written about the effects of the 1918 influenza pandemic on music. So… https://t.co/3GfXYe8OEo
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5/6
2020
#sportinggreats #spottheoddoneoutHappy birthday to @BrianLara, David Beckham and @jimmywhite147, and also to my Dad @kralbans! 🥳🎂
5/2
2020
@britsymphcup Come on Arnell!!!
Retweeted by Tom Albans @redmanwinoshoes @WhiteRoseMaths You don't even need the 100 really!
4/28
2020
Absolutely. I've made some great discoveries already through the @britsymphcup. Looking forward to the months ahead… https://t.co/GsVUGFNysp
4/26
2020
I didn’t do the work I should’ve today. But it’s okay, because I had the *capacity* to do it.
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4/23
2020
@WinstonMei1967 Beethoven 1 Brahms 2 Tippett 3 Shostakovich 4 Vaughan Williams 5 Norgård 6 Sibelius 7 Mahler 8 Schubert 9'I think it was the birdsong that first brought it into focus; no matter how much music we continue to make in isol… https://t.co/CmCZiMwDRB
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4/20
2020
If I might suggest to theatre/opera/live arts audiences - in coming weeks you are very likely to see a few surveys/… https://t.co/3go6PazP38
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4/15
2020
@SpiltMilkMan @britsymphcup Yes, I've listened to each group chronologically so far!HAPPY EASTER 💙🌊 https://t.co/7j7Qs5f4Ga
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4/12
2020
Starts tonight ⬇️ The question is which will reach its conclusion first, this or the #COVID19 lockdown? https://t.co/DEai4Aa9k4
4/10
2020
The Llandudno goats are so much better with a West Side Story soundtrack. (thanks to @AndrewStuart and the Bergamo… https://t.co/IezM69rnm1
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3/31
2020
Freelancers please email them in your droves by 5pm today. They need to know. https://t.co/aKjkakysst
Retweeted by Tom AlbansPlease use this doc to share with the music HE community any ideas your institution have on performance assessment… https://t.co/ZoXsbnGcDH
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3/23
2020
So I’ve set up a animation company which can be sponsored on Patreon (link in bio).. nope, just messing around w ni… https://t.co/Sep2ozpEkm
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3/21
2020
@fhvln Done!
3/17
2020
Really hoping I don't have to deal with this particular conundrum after Easter ⬇️ 🤞 https://t.co/b9vG6TXi16
3/11
2020
Today on #InternationalWomenDay I am thinking about persistence and the decision to write. I am thinking about Sylv… https://t.co/0sS9W3ohE8
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3/8
2020
@ethanhein This collection of responses to Goehr's book is an interesting follow up which broadens the scope somewh… https://t.co/AT7JqUgExT
3/5
2020
@OliverRidgway @jjhutchings I always remember this version, from Adam and Joe's @BBC6Music show from years ago. The… https://t.co/p9bhwntd1P
3/1
2020
@StagecoachNE From the terminus at West Denton Park towards North Kenton. @StagecoachNE Any reason why the 08:36 no. 10 from West Denton Park left early, causing several people to miss it a… https://t.co/zwq7d87zzX
2/18
2020
@eoinmclaughlin @Booktrust @peachjamcloset @BIGPictureBooks @MicheRobinson @PollyDunbar @Susannah_Lloyd This is a f… https://t.co/mzHGDKQz3l
2/9
2020
This reminds me @hellohoorayblog, we should make these again: https://t.co/LI09pPu4W2 https://t.co/sWF2HLOJqS
2/7
2020
The marginalisation of creative subjects in schools is one of the most miserable features of ‘education’ in the las… https://t.co/q2TmSDMzWW
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1/3
2019
One year I kept mine on until the next morning to win a bet with my mother in law! https://t.co/Fz08Epj4yB
12/19
2019
it is not wrong to not know something. it is not wrong to ask. the tradition of classical music insiders laughing a… https://t.co/k0w6P9tpR0
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12/6
2019
@OliverRidgway @OStJ_Bromsgrove I think these would top of the outfit quite nicely: https://t.co/QHLpB6B6iF https://t.co/oa4e3LossF
11/30
2019
@fieldmusicmusic Tell me what that brewis?
11/29
2019
Might try and pop in to @balticgateshead after work before Tim Minchin @Sage_Gateshead tonight (Yay!). Feel like I… https://t.co/SdwG4ZvoQD
11/21
2019
Had a great morning @Sage_Gateshead earlier. Little One had a go on a cornet and tenor horn and really enjoyed hear… https://t.co/RUVbtIi5rZ
11/16
2019
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
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4/17
2019

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