Central Florida Composers Forum presents free concert of contemporary sacred music Posted By Jessica Bryce Young on Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 12:33 pm Central Florida Composers Forum, a local nexus of adventurous new classical, partners with downtown’s Cathedral Church of St. Luke Sunday to present a program of newly composed music for a variety of faith traditions called Sacred Sounds. Composer, CF2 member and host of modern classical radio show “Zero Crossing” on WPRK Charlie Griffin says,

  Fantastic News! Received this email from the Florida Department of State: “On behalf of the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs I would like to congratulate you on being selected to receive a 2015 Individual Artist Fellowship. This award recognizes your remarkable artistic achievements to date and supports your creative career moving forward. We are so looking forward to working with you over the course of your fellowship

Keith Lay conducts an experiment in sound with ‘Distance Music at Lake Eola for Walking Audience, Train Horns and Brass Choirs’ Noon Saturday, Oct. 25 | Lake Eola, 195 N. Rosalind Ave. | keithlay.com/journal | free Local composer and educator Keith Lay continues his ongoing experiments in psychoacoustics with his latest composition, Distance Music at Lake Eola for Walking Audience, Train Horns and Brass Choirs. After a successfully funded Kickstarter, Lay

        ARTS & CULTURE Central Florida Composers Forum nurtures local talent Local composers work to showcase contemporary classical music By Esteban Meneses PUBLISHED: JULY 2, 2014 In addition to the flagship music organizations of Orlando – established groups like the Bach Festival Society and the Orlando Philharmonic – it’s worth noting a much smaller and more recent one that is shaping the city’s cultural scene from a unique

Thanks to Doron Reizes, Audio Professional, Designing Sound magazine has published an  about the “inSPIRE for 22 Brass, Carillons, C Bell and Distance”.  Check it, and all of the excellent articles out at: “inSPIRE, The Distance Music Experiment: Acoustic Explorations in Composition” Thank you Doron!

The Creative City Project   Ambitious arts project promises a new performance in downtown Orlando every day for month of October By Scott Horn If you’re downtown at noon on Oct. 20, you might think for a moment you’re hallucinating when you hear the music. Bells and carillons, trumpets and other brass instruments will echo along Orange Avenue, as if from on high. You’re not losing it, and there will

Orlando Philharmonic, Full Sail University mix music and technology By Matthew J. Palm, Orlando Sentinel arts writer http://bit.ly/IWOYq3   For its annual fundraising gala, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra partnered with Full Sail University to create a concert showcasing not only the Phil’s musicians but the technological know-how of Full Sail’s students. Titled “Symphony in HD,” the gala took place Saturday at Full Sail Live, the performance hall built at the

Accidentally on purpose The accidental music festival brings out the best in Orlando’s new music scene By James Greene Jr. On a recent Saturday morning, composer Keith Lay sits down at a table at Urban ReThink and briefly surveys the room before settling into a conversation about his music. Sitting in an armchair near the window is young composer John Alvarez, who studied with two of the most well-known modern composers

Richard Stoltzman, clarinet; Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by George Manahan (Perlongo, Lay, Iannaccone, and Stiller) and by Jerzy Swoboda (Goodwin). Daniel James Perlongo: Sunburst (1995); Keith Lay: Earth Caoine (1995); Gordon Goodwin: Paraph (1996); Anthony Iannaccone: Concertante for Clarinet and Orchestra (1995); Andrew Stiller: Procrustean Concerto (1994). MMC RECORDINGS MMC 2105. Total time 61:39. (distributed by Albany Music) To date, world renown clarinetist Richard Stoltzman has more than 50

Had this sort of collection been released a few years ago, it wouldn’t have been nearly as much fun: It would have been full of 12-tone angst. But times have changed (for the better!) and these five free-spirited American composers have found intriguing ways to combine tonality and atonality, melody and dissonance. Above all, it is an extraordinarily well-played and well-produced recording. The Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra responds alertly and