Adam Kennaugh believes that genuine communication between the composer and performer(s) is what creates honest and powerful music.
Derek Cooper is a composer with a deep passion for engaging with his audience. To Derek, the relationship between the composer, the ensemble, and the audience is one of the most important aspects of music making.
In this interview with Eric Lagergren, he leaves us with an important message: never take your art too seriously. Perfection is unachievable, especially when you’re desperate to obtain it.
In a world where music has time and time again been given narrative, Stephen Ryan Jackson uses his music to explore the mundane.
Melissa Dunphy is an award-winning and acclaimed composer specializing in vocal, political, and theatrical music. Melissa is a composer who would be amongst the first to tell you that, if you want to be a composer, you need to write what you’re passionate about. After the premiere of her large-scale choral work the Gozales Cantata, her career took off, and she wants to share her vision with the world.
You never fully understand what someone is going through unless you’ve lived it yourself. What makes Puccini’s opera La bohème so powerful is that so many of its creators went through the same hardships that the characters of the opera went through.
This is TCC RADIO 2, a radio show style episode featuring the music of some the music you heard or learned about in past historical episodes on The Composer Chronicles. Today’s episode features music by Berlioz, Gesualdo, and Satie. Music featured in this episode:“Un bal” from Symphonie fantastique by Hector Berlioz | Igor Markevitch, Orchestre […]
Humans have been looking up towards the sky for answers for thousands of years. To this day, humans have held on to the belief that celestial bodies can impact our daily lives, and Gustav Holst saw this as an opportunity for music.
Richard Fay is a composer who has absorbed the culture of his ancestors and his hometown and embedded them into his own music. With a love for klezmer, Balkan, and Irish music, he had established many various ensembles to perform these musics as well as his own. Featured music:From Hamosity: Music for Hard Times: New […]
Life can take you down interesting paths; you never know if that path will lead you directly where you want it to take you or somewhere you are pleasantly surprised to be. Kevin Graham started his career in filmmaking. With a passion for music stirred in, he turned his career into being a full-time composer.