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I've been quiet online while I was working on Walden at Evening, a commission for the August 2013 International Horn Society Symposium in Memphis. It's for horn, percussion and chorus, with text adapted from Thoreau's Walden. For me, he's a local author. I'm excited that the fine horn player Jonathan Boen from Chicago will be the soloist. Read more in my Elusive Music blog.

I'd like to invite you to some January concerts coming up in New York and Boston. I'll be at both of them. Come and say hello!
Composer's Voice concert - NYC January 13
Harpist Jasmin Cowin will be premiering a set of 15 one-minute pieces, including Cloud, my new harp piece written for this occasion. She is also a lecturer about opera.

I'm going to New York to hear this one. See you there with our canned-goods donation.

Composer's Voice: Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame

Sunday January 13, 2013 1pm
Jan Hus Church, 351 East 74th Street, New York City, NY, USA
Suggested donation: canned goods   

Whisper Solos concert - Boston January 18

This concert features two pieces of mine with some of my favorite performers:

  • Whisper Solos will be performed 3 times, by each of the dedicatees: Todd Brunel, clarinet; Rebecca Wellons, saxophone; Matt Samolis, flute

After the concert, we plan to make a studio recording.


Advent Library Concert Series

Friday January 18, 2013 8pm
Advent Church, 30 Brimmer St. Boston, MA, USA
Suggested donation: $10  

Photographs of Yellowstone in January and Miami concert in March
My husband and photography partner, David Emerson, and I have an exhibit at the Cary Library in Lexington, MA - Impressions of Yellowstone, Grand Tetons and Grand Canyon. It's been extended through January. Drop in and take a look, or see the photographs online in our Honeycreeper gallery.

That Yellowstone trip inspired the title for some new music, Dance of the Hoodoos. For you friends in Miami, you can hear the premiere on March 15. Performers are the Mystery Park Arts Band at SoBe Arts' 22nd Subtropics Experimental Music and Sound Arts Festival in Miami Beach, Florida. I'm not sure of time and venue. More details soon in my concert calendar and the next newsletter.

I wrote the music for the two-week Rapido composition contest. At the start of the two weeks, they tell you the theme - dance - and instrumentation - oboe, violin, cello, piano. Then in two weeks you email your PDF score and a computer-generated soundtrack. It was a fun, concentrated effort. I didn't win that contest, so SoBe Arts gets the premiere. Listen to the demo.

To hear more music, visit the Spindrift listening page. You can also get my recently released recordings and nature soundscape recordings at bandcamp.spindrift.com.

     Pamela Marshall
     Composer, Publisher, Newsletter Writer and Photographer at Spindrift Music Company Pam's Elusive Music Blog
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