Once again, I’m headed off to Colorado this summer to spend some time in the mountains. This time, however, I’ll be studying at the Aspen Music Festival and School as well. I’ll be spending the month writing, meeting new people, taking in concerts, and hanging out with some dear friends in the mountain air. What could be better? Right now, I’m assembling the program for my fall recital at IU, and am in pre-production on a new (top secret) film version of “Cave Paintings” that I’m collaborating on with Melody Eötvös - More on that later!
I’m currently in the process of revising my “Cave Paintings” for 17 musicians.
The piece takes on the subject of Paleolithic art - the paintings on the walls of caves in southern France and northern Spain.
Created between 34,000 and 12,000 years ago - these elegant and mysterious images were painted by anatomically modern humans at the end of the last ice age. These enigmatic images reveal humanity’s innate desire to create art and give us a glimpse of a rich and wonderful mythology shared by humans before the invention of the written word.
Video from the premiere of the original version: [Auer Hall, April 2011]
July 31st, 2011 8:00 pm
Auer Hall, Indiana University
“Sunflowers and La Berceuse” featured on: An Evening of 21st Century Song
Masters of Music Recital, Jerome Sibulo, baritone
Jerome Sibulo will be premiering the new scoring of my “Sunflowers and La Berceuse” - now for Pierrot Ensemble plus percussion. Jerome has a marvelous voice and I have always thought that this piece would be perfect for him.
The recital also features works by fellow IU composers David Benson, Evan Rees, Thomas Morris and Jacob Wooden. With such a variety of fresh voices on the program and Jerome’s great musicianship and charm, this will be a wonderful program. I hope you can make it!