The University of Redlands Composition Studio was up for round two of PAH FEST this week, yet on a much larger scale. This time, several schools throughout California partook in creating films that demonstrate the beauty and gifts of our Golden State.
Last week, Joan Tower visited the University of Redlands as part of the Frederick Loewe Symposium in American Music. Like many other students in the music department, I never grew tired of the humor and wittiness she brought to every event, whether it was a performance of her music, a panel discussion, or masterclass. As … More Freefalling Through Time
Happy Monday everyone! I would like to give a big “Thank you!” to all of those who voted in PAH FEST yesterday, and all of those who have given me their support in general. As a result of your support, Fernando Cerda have won the Tone Poem category for our film “Scruffing Feathers” along with … More Thanks guys!!!
Over this past week, the University of Redlands Composition Studio has collaborated with students from the San Francisco Art Institute in order to create films for Project Accessible Hollywood (PAH), a film festival. Christopher Coppola, a University of Redlands alum, visited us on the Saturday the 21st to introduce us to his students via Skype … More Cast Your Vote Today in PAH FEST: Alma Mater 2013!
Last night, our Composition Studio finished its second night of recording two-minute compositions to be used in the Tone Poem contest for a film festival called Project Accessible Hollywood. In this contest, composers write a short piece based on the theme “Scratching the Surface.” Then, filmmakers create a video based upon their interpretation of the … More Late Nights at the Mic
Every Lover is a Warrior, by Kati Agocs, for harp Suite for Cello and Harp, by Lou Harrison, for cello and harp Night Time, by Sebastian Currier, for harp and violin The Mask, by William Bolcom, for SATB choir and piano. William Bolcom will be coming to the University of Redlands March 5th-1oth for the Frederick … More Cool Stuff I’m Listening To: January 28, 2012
This morning our quartet had a masterclass with the Aiana String Quartet. Since we are continuing to study Mozart’s String Quartet No. 4 in C Major, K. 157, we decided to receive coaching on the second movement since it has been quite a challenge. Fortunately we were a lot less nervous because of our previous … More Our Masterclass with the Aiana String Quartet
This much-belated post is about the masterclass and composition readings with the Hugo Wolf Quartet on October 19th. For related posts see “Just two more days” and “One more day…PSYCHE!“ The day of the masterclass was much like the coaching session the day before. We continued to work on the first movement of Mozart’s String … More “It’s like pushing big American cars!”
This week’s edition features selections from a few recent concerts and recitals at U of R: Et la bête, by Natalie Moller, for solo violin Verisimilitude, by Natalie Moller, for 2 sopranos, flute, clarinet, flugelhorn, horn, violin, contrabass Clytemnestra and Agamemnon Take a Dirigible to the Adirondacks, by Blake Van Vliet, for percussion ensemble Samba … More Cool Stuff I’m Listening To: November 20, 2011
This week’s selection features pieces from the U of R New Music Ensemble concert (total awesomeness!) as well as the repertoire from the Composition Studio’s upcoming listening exam: Ghost Opera, by Tan Dun, for string quartet Duo pour violon et violoncelle, Op. 7, by Zoltan Kodály Piano Trio, by Jennifer Higdon, for violin, cello, and … More Cool Stuff I’m Listening To: October 29, 2011
On the way out of class piano this morning, I checked my phone as I usually do when I get out of class. Jeanne had texted the four of us that she just found out that the coaching session was not with her, it was with the Hugo Wolf Quartet! We were in a little … More One more day…PSYCHE!!!
…until the masterclass and readings! It’s such a relief to have my composition ready for Wednesday. I finished writing and doing major editing to the quartet piece yesterday, and I made a few minor fixes today after meeting with Dr. Suter. Just thinking of the warm paper sliding out of the mouth of the printer … More Just two more days…
Oh gosh. It’s been almost three weeks since my last post. Epic fail. That was totally not my goal. The great news is that I have had a lot of subject matter that I wanted to write about. The bad news: not enough time. Hopefully I can backtrack a bit on at least a few … More Getting back on board