Ep 135-Michael McGlynn on Anúna and Doing It Yourself

Ep 135-Michael McGlynn on Anúna and Doing It Yourself

Composer for and Artistic Director and founder of Anúna Michael McGlynn’s compositions are performed all over the world. He has run his own digital website for scores since 1999 and resides in Ireland. Michael’s music has been performed by Dawn Upshaw, Chanticleer, Cantus, Conspirare, Phoenix and Kansas City Chorales, New York Polyphony and Sheryl Crow. He is a bit outspoken and comes over as somewhat arrogant in interviews.

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Composer Michael McGlynn shares how he created his own choral tradition, the role of commissions, what it means to be a composer, and doing it yourself.

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • The advantages of forming your own path
  • Being a musician is like being in a rock band
  • Scratching your own itch
  • Riverdance
  • Choral traditions
  • The legacy of Anúna
  • Having the singer invested in the artistic creation
  • Having something to say as a composer
  • Being a composer
  • Commissions
  • Sales & streaming
  • Produce singles, not albums
  • Doing it yourself
  • Graphite & MusicSpoke
  • Putting yourself out there


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