April 26, 2007

Stepping Out: Commissioned

GERALD BRADLEY BODINE'S Concerto for Marimba and Percussion Ensemble by Drew Lang and a consortium of twelve university/ college percussion ensembles. Each member will perform the piece during the '08-09 seasons.

FELIX BRENNER by the Boston Pops for his full orchestral composition "Travelacoustica." It is the first of four movements, based off Brenner's score to the short film The Death of Salvador Dali.

MARLON CHERRY by the Amy Marshall Dance Company to compose for a work choreographed by Amy Marshall called "Metamorphosis." The work premiered in the company's 2007 New York season at the Ailey Citigroup Theatre on April 26, 2007.

DARON HAGEN has been commissioned by the Seattle Opera to compose a new opera titled Amelia.

JARED GUTSTADT (AKA Jingle Punks), by the Food Network's show Heavyweights, which will air nationwide in September. Composition-services company Jingle Punks Ltd. announced the confirmation of a 27-episode deal starting this summer.

ROBERT KROLAGE to compose the score for the German TV series Soko 5113, a prime-time detective series that has run on German TV for more than 20 years.

JAMES LAVINO to set a piece to the poetry of William Blake for the choir of Westminster Abbey. The piece premiered in a concert at Westminster Abbey.

FRED ONOVWEROSUOKE received a Brannen-Cooper Fund commission for a new flute concerto titled Landscapes of Africa. The 15-minute piece was completed in May and is scored for solo alto flute, soprano flute, piccolo and full orchestra.

BENNETT SIEMS by contemporary performance company Off-Leash Area of Minneapolis to compose soundtracks for upcoming productions Our Perfectly Wonderful Lives (July 2007) and Border Crossing (February 2008).