Snippet from Swansongs
Check it out: Listening to Ladies, episode 26.
Spring break means lots of new projects for composer me! This week, I am thrilled to begin pieces for Megan Ihnen (to complete the song cycle with a setting Manual of Trains by Rebecca Morgan Frank), a bassoon concerto for my forever friend and colleague, Darrel Hale and possibly even some preliminary notes for Atlantic Brass Quintet.
- a new piece been brewing since summer for Hamiruge Percussion Ensemble with my colleague Brett Dietz (for wood, metal and drum set)
- a duo for mezzo and bassoon (an under utilized instrumentation) inspired by the poetry of Rebecca Morgan Frank for Darrel Hale and Megan Ihnen,
- and some mysterious explorations into black holes (more info about that coming soon).
- In the meantime, I will leave you with this wonderful recording of my first ever performance at a pirate bar this past June as a part of Charlotte New Music Festival featuring the fantastic Beo String Quartet.
Gearing up for summer 2018 with this favorite shot from the not so distant summer of 2017. Between storms and rainbows, something always sings! If you are in Des Moines, New Orleans, Boston, Monroe or Charlotte in the next few weeks, come see me and hear my music!Summer calendar of events for Mara.