Saturday, October 29, 2011

October 29 - Student-Alumni Composition Concert

Second Annual Swarthmore College
Student and Alumni Composers Concert
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Lang Concert Hall


At the appointed hour (or thereabouts) -- with Debby How and Jerry Levinson --

composition students and others gather, with

Elizabeth Hoffman and I sequentially holding forth, re music for two violins, Irish pipes, and electronics; plus allusions to Psalm 6 and Suite ("Sol[ar]") and performances of The Twelve Fingers: I (live), San Fernando Hub: I (featuring audience participation), and Camino Real: Block 9 (the video produced over the summer), as the wind blows and the

snow continues to fall.

More practice thereafter (a bit of Eastern cabin fever setting in, but beats walking across campus in the snow for dinner), including one with Debby and Tom for The Inner Circles, and another for Peter Schikele's canons Dona Nobis Pacem and Swing, Swing, Swing.

At last the concert,





well --

warm comments all around, and particular congrats to Debby for putting all together, this the second annual event.  Many express interest in next year: in particular, thinking of excerpts from Ecclesiastes, Op. 3...