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
Folk Songs, by Luciano Berio, for mezzo-soprano and seven instruments Circles, by Luciano Berio, for female voice, harp, and two percussion players Objects, by Victor Khandamian, for nay, percussion, and cello
Jhula Jhule, by Reena Esmail, for violin and piano The Blue Room, by Reena Esmail, for violin and orchestra Piano Quintet, by Reena Esmail Sinfonietta, by Daniel Eichenbaum, for string quartet and wind ensemble Myself and the resistance of wine, by Amir Sadeghi Konjani, for solo harp Hijab Initiation No. 2, by Amir Sadeghi Konjani, … More Cool Stuff I’m Listening To: September 7, 2013
I had been on a bimonthly schedule for Cool Stuff, but this time around I couldn’t help but share earlier. Enjoy! Phantoms, by Natalie Moller, for saxophone quartet Bulgarity, by Annika K. Socolofsky, for saxophone quartet Sax Machine, by Joseph Prestamo, for saxophone quartet Howler Back, by Zack Browning, for saxophone quartet Speed Metal Organum … More Cool Stuff I’m Listening To: August 24, 2013
Fireheart, by Matthew H. Fields, for Pierrot ensemble with percussion Exit, Pursued by a Bear, by Matthew A. Browne, for solo viola
Violin Concerto, by Steven R. Gerber, for violin and orchestra Viola Concerto, by Steven R. Gerber, for viola and orchestra Sarabandoid, by Phillip Martin, for cello and piano String Quartet, by Mario Godoy
A recent blog post on The Artistic Brunette reminded me of how scattered my mind can be in the practice room. In spite of the fact that I was preparing for my junior recital this past February, I could not seem to resist irrelevant thoughts burrowing their way into my brain and popping up everywhere … More You’ve got to attack it from the root, Sakari.