November Salon previews

Beth Fleenor

“For the salon I will be presenting Watersong and Disproof, two song-scapes. They are simple immersive sonic meditations that focus on inclusive engagement of energetics in the moment. We are always carrying a story into our hearing of the next story, these song-scapes are reflection pieces, landscapes that allow a place to sit and breathe with all those stories.”

Nadya Kadrevis

“This piece is the final part of the Trinity series, called 'Redemption', with the same instrumentation: soprano sax, piano, cello. In this piece I was exploring space within the narrative (melody) which I originally set as a creation mythology. I set out to find this space within the busy and complex patterns that I wrote out with the intention to solve,and found the solution (redemption) through the response or lack thereof (following notes/instrument). Of course my ultimate goal was striving to please the ear…”

Neal Kosaly-Meyer

“I began active work on the ongoing composition-in-progress, Gradus: for Fux, Tesla and Milo the Wrestler in 2002 after having carried the idea of it around for about two decades previous to that. The idea was, "Learn to play the piano one note at a time." Almost 14 years on, this project of focused systematic exploration of each individual pitch available on the piano's keyboard, along with the combinations thereof, and the silence surrounding and supporting these sounds, continues to yield surprising insights and sensuous rewards.”

Clement Reid

Meditation and Winter are contrasting guitar pieces, one aiming to create a kind of timelessness and reflective feeling, and the other, being more motoric, with a feeling of accelerating activity. I wrote most of the music for both on a week-long train ride! Both sensations of timelessness and motion and urgency seemed part of the experience.”

Nicole Truesdell

“Earlier this year I wrote the Paris Sonatina for a festival. My intention was to musically capture impressions of different Parisian neighborhoods and sites—the chic, royal and historic undertones of the Marais, the quirky, artistic side of the Montmartre, and the romance of placing a padlock on one of Paris's bridges to symbolize your love's eternal flame.”