Author Archives: Kevin Puts

Lapse

Suddenly and inexplicably I am lost, Marin Alsop stops conducting, the audience is utterly silent; I think I say, “Sorry, I have to start the third movement again.”

On Being a YCA Composer-In-Residence

The best thing a composer can be is busy, and that is what I have been since I joined the YCA roster in 1996. It is absolutely incredible what they have done for my career.