66. Surprising the Audience: Composers’ Methods to Keep Audiences Emotionally Engaged

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66. Surprising the Audience: Composers' Methods to Keep Audiences Emotionally Engaged

The key to holding listeners’ attention is to keep them wondering what the composer will do next. Whether its a film score, rock band or a classical music concert hall, audiences want to have experiences ranging from astonishment and surprise to awe and amazement. The twentieth century saw a wave of shock and disruption in many music formats. Today we explore the basic tools a composer uses for eliciting emotional responses from their listeners. More in the show notes at accelerandocast.com

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