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This playlist page will be updated each month to feature a new selection of works by VCCA composers. Listen, enjoy, and stay tuned!

VCCA Fellows are invited to submit a piece for consideration. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis.

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This Month's Playlist

1. Aaron Stepp | Musings

Aaron Stepp is a composer of both acoustic and digital music who is also author of a Python project for prototyping and translating ideas from code to music notation.


2. Nascuy Linares | Luxor

Nascuy Linares is a Venezuelan musician, filmmaker, and film composer. His many honors include the Fenix Prix and the Platino Prize.


3. E. Shawn Qaissaunee | The Spectrum of Love

E. Shawn Qaissaunee, a Berklee College of Music Alumnus, has been in demand as a multi-instrumentalist and composer for over 20 years.


4. Luis Hilario Arévalo | Armonía del Cosmos

The work of composer Luis Hilario Arévalo has been performed in forums and festivals in Mexico, Germany, Cuba, Chile, Guatemala, France, and the U.S.

 


5. Judith Shatin | To Keep the Dark Away

Judith Shatin is a composer of acoustic, electroacoustic and digital music, ranging from traditional ensembles to newly invented ones, such as her Zipper Music for quartet of amplified zipper players and interactive electronics.

Archive

Past Playlists

November 2020

  1. Paul Reisler | White Edge of Winter/At Night the Roses Tango
  2. Bruce Wolosoff | Cello Concerto
  3. Christopher Preissing | Hello Piano!
  4. Andrew Rudin | Circadia: I. Morning
  5. Daron Hagen | Koto Concerto: Genji
  6. J. Walter Hawkes | February

October 2020

  1. Anthony R. Green | Solution for piano and percussion orchestra
  2. Sid Richardson | Door To The River
  3. Tony Solitro | Love’s Astronomy
  4. Laura Konjetzky | Fading Varnish / Verklingender Lack
  5. Anna Rubin | Olive Tree
  6. Faye-Ellen SIlverman | A Free Pen

September 2020

  1. Tim Peck | Moulin à Nef
  2. Laurence Sherr | Blue Ridge Frescos
  3. Gregory Mertl | A Seeker’s Song
  4. Jennifer Bernard Merkowitz | Les crapauds de la fontaine
  5. Carl Bettendorf | … à travers … encore
  6. Andrea Clearfield | Prayer to the Shechinah

August 2020

  1. Judah Adashi | Love into Concrete
  2. Iván Ferrer-Orozco | Strepito
  3. Ted Coffey | Petals 8
  4. Douglas Boyce | Quintet l’homme armé
  5. John Hill | Quartet #1
  6. Mara Gibson | White Ash

July 2020

  1. Joelle Wallach | String Quartet #2
  2. Joshua Marquez | Toward
  3. Beth Wiemann | Opera from Scratch
  4. Suzanne Sorkin | Swept
  5. James Primosch | Carthage
  6. Hayes Biggs | O Sapintia/Steal Away

Video Interview

Composers in Converation

You might also be interested in this discussion between two VCCA Fellows and composers. Thanks to VCCA Fellows Council member Judith Shatin for striking up this conversation with Robert Normandeau about his creative process and the work he produced during his month-long fully-funded residency at VCCA as the recipient of the 2019 Wachtmeister Award.