Andrew Norman: I. The Kid Is Alright

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One of Andrew Norman's structural inspirations—Roman Catholic churches

For a pre-teen Andrew Norman, composing was pretty straightforward. Understandable, natural. When it came to college, though, he had the familiar freak-out, leading him to embrace architecture in order to comprehend the "modernist" composers who shattered his previous understanding of music-making. Listen to the first movement of Episode Two to hear how Norman went from prodigious kid composer to the matured voice he is today, using Roman Catholic churches as inspiration along the way.