I often explain how many — if not all — artists create; in my opinion, the saying that good artists copy and great artists steal should be admitted as common truth. While it is often well-hidden and sometimes resemble a game of investigation, some pieces of work expose their origins…


The American composer Ives has often been associated with experimental music. Indeed, his works include polytonality, polyrhythm, tone clusters, aleatory elements and quarter tones. It is no surprise that the musician ventured into such territories, as the beginning of the 20th century was a fertile period for musical explorations and…


I often describe music as a language; it is in my opinion the purest of all. Of course, and as just as in any other languages, it is a medium of communication. Music expresses ideas and opinions, as well as the mind and the heart. And there are no translations…

Doug Thomas

Doug Thomas is a French composer and artist based in London. He also publishes articles, interviews and reviews.

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