Episode #5

Listen: Looking Up, Looking Down at New Music New Haven

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Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Michael Daugherty in Chelsea, Michigan, August 2010 Michael Daugherty in Chelsea, Michigan, August 2010 (Courtesy of the Composer)

On March 7, 2013, the New Music New Haven 2012-2013 season continued with a concert of works by Yale graduate student composers Matthew Welch, Paul Kerekes, Polina Nazaykinskaya and Brendon Randall-Myers in addition to featured composer Michael Daugherty. This concert showcased a diverse—and slightly strange—range of instrumental combinations.

Daugherty was represented by two pieces: Walk the Walk and Ladder to the Moon. The first, scored for baritone sax and percussion (but performed with a bass clarinet), uses a fragment of My Girl by the Temptations as a compositional cornerstone. The second, for solo violin, wind octet, double bass, and percussion, was inspired by Georgia O'Keeffe's paintings of urban landscapes.

Listen to individual pieces below.

Matthew Welch - The Favrile Opalescence

Paul Kerekes - Trio in Two Parts

Polina Nazaykinskaya - A Poem of Memory

Brendon Randall-Myers - Arrows

Michael Dougherty - Walk the Walk

Michael Dougherty - Ladder to the Moon

Q2 Music and the Yale School of Music are partnering to bring you on-demand streaming audio of the university's exciting New Music New Haven concert series, which showcases student-composers alongside the School's deep bench of faculty composers.

Recorded by Eugene Kimball for New Music New Haven.

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