A musician recruits strangers to form an orchestra and perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in the span of 10 days, and scores the music in Sibelius in an unconventional way.


Expert plug-in developer Bob Zawalich gives us an overview not only of some of his most recent additions to the repertoire, but also an inside look into the process behind their creation.


In this Q&A we learn about the process of publishing new editions of music that’s in public domain, as well as a trip down memory lane as engravers Steve Reading and Annie Miller recall the early days of the Sibelius software.


We have an exclusive interview with the composer whose song was nominated for an Oscar, only to be withdrawn by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences over allegations of inside baseball.


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Sam Butler named as new product manager for Sibelius

by Philip Rothman on January 6, 2014 · 6 comments

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A veteran Sibelius employee, former technical support specialist Sam Butler has been named senior product manager for Avid’s music notation and learning products.


In this exclusive interview with Avid’s principal software engineer, we learn about his background, the challenges and opportunities that Sibelius faces, and his thoughts on the competition.


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Michael Bacon’s “Good Fortune” with Sibelius

by Philip Rothman on December 9, 2013 · 1 comment

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Emmy-winning composer Michael Bacon talks to the blog about his film scoring process, technique, aesthetic, and use of Sibelius in his new score to the film profiling the legendary Morgenthau family.

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Joseph Trapanese scores “Oblivion” in Sibelius

by Philip Rothman on April 19, 2013 · 6 comments

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I recently caught up with “Oblivion” composer Joseph Trapanese and veteran music preparer Booker White to learn more about what went into making the score to this blockbuster Tom Cruise film.


Discovering Sibelius was eye-opening for Béla Fleck, who used the notation software for his concerto for banjo and orchestra.


Sibelius is a cog in The Listening Machine

by Daniel Spreadbury on June 25, 2012 · 0 comments

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The Listening Machine is an ambitious project to generate automatically a continuous stream of music based on the activities of 500 Twitter users in the UK, from May to September 2012. The work was commissioned by The Arts Council in the UK for The Space, a pioneering public service joint venture between the BBC and The […]