Boston-based oboist Jeralee Johnson and I invite you to join us to create a substantial work for English horn and piano. Interested performers on alto saxophone, cello and other instruments are also welcome.
Settings of two of Dickinson’s flower poems, performed by
- Felicia Chen, soprano
- Stefanie Proulx, flute
- Emily Mehigh, clarinet
- Corey Denham, percussion
- Charlene Kluegel, violin
- Kristopher Duke, cello
Francesca Ferrara, flute, and Neil Beckmann, guitar
Performed as part of Fresh Inc 2017
“I don’t know how you could possibly write music!”
It’s a refrain I hear often, even from talented musicians. And I can understand why they say that.
Writing music might seem like organizing thousands of isolated pitches and rhythms. For example, my latest arrangement included 2320 notes, 1273 rhythms, and 281 rests.
That’s daunting. But there is another way, and Pachebel’s Canon and its friends reveal the centuries-old secret.