This week’s New Music Monday features music by Chicago-based composer, Stacy Garrop!
The piece I have selected is her “Frammenti,” which is a set of five movements where each movement elaborates one or more musical fragments. I am particularly fond of the second movement for it’s compelling use of silences in the opening coupled with the outward pitch expansion from a tutti unison. (I also have a completely biased fondness for viola features, which this movement has!) The entire set is excellent, and Fifth House Ensemble performs it very well in the recording below.
Stacy Garrop additionally maintains a blog, Inklings, which is a treasure trove of advice and suggestions for professional development as composers.