As part of the American Composers Orchestra’s Connecting ACO Community initiative, I was commissioned by Derek Bermel to write a work for solo clarinet. This three-movement work, Two Thoughts and a Fixation, will be premiered this Sunday, May 10th, at 5 p.m. EDT. Click here to learn more about Connecting ACO Community and purchase a ticket to view the presentation and Q&A session … More Online Premiere this Sunday!
Many of these are from various friends’ recitals this past semester, including those of some fellow composers at Redlands. Although they are not what I’ve listened to most recently, I would like to keep track of these for journaling purposes: Turning Points, by Joan Tower, for clarinet and string quartet Head Talk, by Mark Ford, … More Cool Stuff I’m Listening To: May 5, 2013
Octet (Eight Lines), by Steve Reich, for string quartet, two pianos, clarinet/bass clarinet, flute/piccolo Nimbus, by Iancu Dumitrescu, for horn, ensemble, and tape Spectrum, by Iancu Dumitrescu, for string quartet
Our Composition Studio had a listening exam on Friday. I always enjoy studying for them as a way to find new literature. Here is the playlist below: Scherzo Ricercato, by Lukas Foss, for solo piano Toccata for Violin and Player Piano, by Conlon Nancarrow On the Edge of the Infinite, by Christopher Theofanidis, for violin … More Cool Stuff I’m Listening To: October 28, 2012
Ian Sharpe will be entering his second year at Redlands. He is featured on the track “Gabriel’s oboe” on Josh Tuburan‘s new album, Smile. How did you become interested in studying music? I became interested in intensely studying music around my later high school years although I wanted to learn more about music as early … More Meet the Studio: Ian Sharpe
“Meet the Studio” is a bi-weekly mini-series that will feature a composer from the University of Redlands Composition Studio on Thursdays. The spotlight on the Studio will include students, visitors, and alumni in the Composition Studio from my freshman year onwards. Emily Praetorius is a recent graduate from the University of Redlands Composition Studio. Now … More Meet the Studio: Emily Praetorius
As Desperation Sets In, by Caleb Burhans, for clarinet and piano In Transit, by Beata Moon, for piano Wassermannmusik, by Hans Otte, for harp Entrometido, by Noah Luna, for flute and cello Symphony of Our Father, by Michael Patterson, for orchestra Mondrianism, by Barry M. Lawrence, for solo piano