"Compose" from the Latin "com" + "ponere" = "to put together"
** a chef, collagist and corporate headhunter could all qualify under that deifnition.
A simple, inclusive term, but with perhaps less specificity than you'd like.
** well yeah. 'cause i see people labelled composers who really probably aren't (in my narrow view) - - they write nice tunes and the music is good . . . but
I sometimes use "sound artist" when I don't want the
** makes sense to me.
"Musical collage performance artist"
might be useful if it weren't so unwieldy.
** and people will start getting judgemental about it sounding pretentious or whotnot - - even though it could be way more descriptive.