Composer William Price spoke in the Gallery last night. His talk, “Composition, Creativity, and the Concerns of the Professional Composer” addressed what it means to be a contemporary composer, but he spoke about working in other creative disciplines as well.
He played some interesting excerpts of his compositions — including a piece for saxophone quartet (!) and another piece based on the fiction of Dashiell Hammett.
William Price and Chris Watts will present a selection of electronic music and animation tonight (March 16) in the Underground. I heart electronica, so I’ll be there!
The talk was sponsored by the SLU Department of Music and the Birdsong Endowment for Music.