Gaudeamus Music Week 2010: The Final Stretch

Interview with a view—composers Giuliano Bracci and Francisco Castillo Trigueros before the Holland Symfonia concert
Interview with a view—composers Giuliano Bracci and Francisco Castillo Trigueros before the Holland Symfonia concert

The festival is drawing to a close but the music keeps on coming. Last night was the Holland Symfonia concert and they played the heck out of my piece Road Ranger Cowboy. It was amazing to me how quickly they were able to wrap their collective mind around the groove of the piece. These Europeans have got it going on! There were also pieces on by Lu Wang (China/New York), Francisco Castillo Trigueros (Mexico), Marko Nikodijevic (Serbia) and Giuliano Bracci (Italy)—all of them different, all of them good.

Yet to come are two more afternoon concerts (including a whole program of microtonal music for the Fokker organ, which has 31 tones to the octave!) and the presentation of the prize.

Post-concert celebration—composers Ruby Fulton, Lu Wang, Francisco Castillo Trigueros and Giuliano Bracci
Post-concert celebration—composers Ruby Fulton, Lu Wang, Francisco Castillo Trigueros and Giuliano Bracci

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