Douglas Detrick's AnyWhen Ensemble awarded 2011 Chamber Music America Grant
The New York composer and trumpeter will work on new music for his ensemble, as a follow-up to their 2011 release Rivers Music. The ensemble will be performing the piece on the east and west coasts and in the midwest, and Doug will be giving talks on the piece as well as some open rehearsals. Additional funding for CMA comes from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
Brian Chin premiers piece at ITG - Sidney, Australia
Trumpeter Brian Chin has traveled to Sidney, Australia to perform the Bukvich Trumpet Sonata (heard on his latest disc, Universal Language) at the International Trumpet Guild's 2010 Conference. Be sure to check out sound clips from the project here.
ORIGIN RECORDS at MIDEM 2011 - Cannes, France
The Origin Team traveled to France to attend this year's MIDEM conference. Much business in the works- stay tuned.
Daniel Barry in Northern Romania
Composer Daniel Barry recently returned from the Maramures region of Northern Romania. He spent several days at the home studio of master Romanian singer and instrumentalist Ioan Pop. "The rich tradition of Gypsy and Romanian folk music in this part of the world is very profound. It encompasses joy, pathos, banality, great beauty, serenity and frenzy, nearly all of the elements I'm looking for to continue my work."
Composer Dan Cavanagh wins international award with Adler commission
OA2 Artist Dan Cavanagh's composition, "From the Barrage Comes Clarity," on John Adler's recent release Confronting Inertia, has been chosen as a Prize Winner by Greece's National Academy of Music during their 'International Music Prizes for Excellence in Composition 2009' competition, and awarded a Gold Medal of Distinction. The winners were announced at the Gala concert, at the Public Theater of Sykies in Thessaloniki, Greece.
Walden Symphony no.1 receives two Grammy Nominations
Well known throughout his native Germany and in his adopted home of Los Angeles as a consummate composer & arranger for film, orchestras, and his Grammy-nominated Big Band, Chris Walden debuts his first Symphony, an exploration of the primal earth, fire, wind and water concepts, conducting the Hollywood Studio Symphony. Besides his recent Grammy nominations, Walden was honored last year by the American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers, and lauded for his ground-breaking Kurt Marti Suite (Origin 82482) for Big Band and 100-member St. Johnâ€™s choir from Hamburg, Germany.
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