Listen: Looking Up, Looking Down at New Music New Haven
Wednesday, August 05, 2015
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
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Recorded by Eugene Kimball for New Music New Haven.