The Composer: Doug Clyde an Interview
Doug, when did you first know you wanted to be a Music Composer and how long have you been writing music?
Back at the beginning of High School my plan was to major in Astronomy and minor in music, but slowly over time they switched places. I’ve loved astronomy since I was 6 years old, and I didn’t start playing a musical instrument until I was 9. I started making up songs on my parents Casio keyboard around the same age, but it was all for my own entertainment. I didn’t start seriously composing until 2002, and that’s when I starting to consider making it a career.
A child prodigy…very nice. What makes you passionate about writing music?
The passion is always there, I’m not sure what causes it. Possibly hearing the music of great composers and wanting to emulate them. Personally, I like to try many different things with my music. (more…)