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A polystylistic conceptual composition for horn and fixed media, Real Life seeks to evoke and explore our internal experience in considering the manifold  questions and realities we all face. It is my intent as the composer to combine recorded spoken word, virtual instruments, and live solo horn into a musical reflection of the tension between ambiguity and doubt on one hand, and faith and courage on the other. Rather than present these ideas in a melodramatic or romantic light,  I hope to explore the exact moment of tension one experiences when weighing a certainty against an uncertainty and expand that ambiguity into a kind of sonic pastiche that asks the listener to engage with non-resolution. Total duration will be 6-7 minutes.


As composer I will provide the notated solo part in addition to the fixed media file in wav format by September 15, 2023. 


All consortium members will receive the written music and exclusive performance rights up to 12 months from the date of completion. 


Rights to premiere the piece are reserved by David Mickus, Consortium Chair. 


(Cost of consortium membership is subject to number of consortium members, but will not excede $200)


Please fill out the following Google form to receive materials upon completion:



Real Life: Consortium Commission for Horn and Fixed Media

Excluding Sales Tax
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