I’ve always been a big supporter of collaboration. When people come together, combing their talents and knowledge, the result can be spectacular. In this line of thinking, I organized a collaborative project, New Music for Horn, at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.
The horn studio of Richard Seraphinoff performed a concert of music entirely by IU composers and recorded new music for horn ensemble, involving students of the composition, horn, wind conducting, and recording arts departments.
The highlight of the concert was a hot off the press set of horn octets composed by Marcus Redden, Paul Mortilla, Ábel Esbenshade, and Nic Chuaqui. For these pieces, the horn players were spaced around the audience, making a real surround sound experience. Other composers featured on the program were Will Rowe, Ari Fisher, Rob Esrock, Luke Acerra, and myself.
Take a listen to our pieces at our channel: NewMusicforHorn2016 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2OC-6Gm-9SWux0SDA1BN-Q
Special thanks to:
- Eleni Georgiadis (horn) for stepping in as a last minute substitute four our concert
- Tiffany Galus (conducting) for her appreciation and enthusiasm for new music.