Ah yeah! I compose my own music and collaborate with a band I'm in. We're pretty straightfoward rock, though we're prone to funkiness (I wanted to call us 'Defunked' you know, like defunct, but it obviously wasn't chosen). Aside from that band, I balance my time with the local symphony, chamber groups, and a jazz band.
When I'm off on my own, I either write lengthy chamber music or nonserious anecdotal shanties. So having a group of talented people has really grounded my work. I'm classically trained all the way, started on string instruments, but I'm out there as an electric bass guitarist.
Speaking of which, being in a contemporary band is something everyone absolutely must do once, no matter if there's knowledge of instruments or not. I was so boring before I started touring towns! I still don't drink or smoke, but man, can I ever pretend to! Are there some musicians on these forums? It's absolutely great to hear new stuff. If there's a thread for that I'll be looking for it after I post this sentence.