Rob Keeley on songwriting

clare mccaldin podcastIn my line of work I bump into all kinds of interesting people with great stories to tell. However, because they work behind the scenes you won’t always get to hear them. I asked them if they’d like to talk to me (and my iPhone!) about what they do, so that I could share it with you here.

In this podcast I talk to another composer, Rob Keeley, with whom I am currently working on some of his song repertoire. He talks about the importance of finding the right kind of poetry for song lyrics, the musicality of Shakespeare and why setting a libretto for the operatic stage is not the same as setting a poem to music for a song.