Composing a Community Dialogue

A quintet sits on a raised platform at the front of the hall. Although they perform together, they are not always in tune with each other. Sometimes they even sound like they are in several different keys and rhythms at once. Phillip Bimsteinphoto by Timothy Archibald (Outside magazine) Nonetheless, over the course of the evening, […]

What inspires you to compose/perform music that has political overtones?

Leonard LehrmanPhoto by Helene Williams Making the Political Personal What does one ever hope to achieve by composing/performing any music? To change the world, transform it, or at least leave it a bit better than one found it, perhaps. In a certain sense, all artistic expression has political overtones. When told she would be allowed […]