ACDA 2021 is this weekend, March 18-20. Because it is all virtual this year, I am able to participate from Warsaw, PL. My “Pie Jesu” will be part of a virtual reading session on Saturday, March 20. Perusal scores and video playlist will be up for the rest of the year, and can be found here. I will also be at a “Meet the Composer” hour from 10-11 am Central time (US) on Saturday. All of this is being hosted by MusicSpoke as part of their booth. MusicSpoke’s mission is to support living composers and their work, and I’m thrilled to be among their composers. I hope to see some of you there!
An older piece of mine, but one near and dear to my heart, has been selected by fivebyfive for their upcoming concert on April 15th. I wrote its first iteration under my professor Marti Epstein as an exercise in minimalism and indeterminacy. After a few years, I came back to the piece, expanded it, and changed it to flexible instrumentation.
For this concert, I will add another part (from piano + 3 musicians to piano + 4) to accommodate fivebyfive’s ensemble size. The evolution and flexibility of this piece since its creation inspire me to keep open/flexible instrumentation in my arsenal. I’ve never had the piece performed by the same set of instruments more than once, and each performance brings something new to my ears. I look forward to hearing fivebyfive’s interpretation next month.
The wonderful people at MusicSpoke have chosen my Pie Jesu as their “Score of the Week”, and posted a thoughtful review of the work over on their blog. I invite you to read it, when you have the time!
Score of the Week | Pie Jesu | Julia Seeholzer
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