Delight in Sound - Transformations and Connections

Goodspeed Hall, Fulton Recital Hall

Composer Augusta Read Thomas discusses her creative process, examining fundamental qualities inherent to her musical compositions. In an informal and lively setting, the audience will be invited to browse through her manuscripts and sketches while the composer provides brief recorded musical examples. Topics include rhythm, counterpoint, harmony, text setting, motivic development, organic transformation, nuance, color, improvisation, spirit and gestalt. The discussion will show how music shares these qualities and processes with many other forms of human endeavor and creativity. (No formal training in music is necessary to participate in this conversation.)