Last week the University of Texas Trombone Choir did a reading of my new piece, “A Good Impression,” which I had the privilege of conducting. Thanks to all the fantastic trombonists for the fun opportunity! Take a listen to the recording.
“This is my two year anniversary present for my girlfriend Amanda. I wrote a setting of Amy Lowell’s poem “The Taxi” for four part choir, using the letters of her name, and other important numbers (like her birthday) to generate pitch materials. Then I got a bunch of my composer friends together to form a choir and perform it in my living room the morning of our anniversary as a surprise. Thanks everybody for all your help!” – Joelle
- Androgynous Rock Fashion with Kiyomi McCloskey — Interview with Hunter Valentine Frontman Kiyomi McCloskey
- Labels, Hip Hop, and Style with 330 — Interview with raper Amanda “330” Carter
- Tuba Fresh Fashion with Chanell Crichlow — Interview with PitchBlak Brass Band founder Chanell Crichlow
As well as lots of smaller features on fashion. Soon to come — interviews with Toshi Reagan and jazz drummer Allison Miller
- Conspirare: The Five-Time Grammy Nominated Choir of Austin — Spotlight profile on Austin based choir Conspirare
- Soundspace Brings Experiential Music Mash-Up to the Blanton Museum — Interview with Soundspace founder Steven Parker
- My Intro to Classical Music in Austin: The Sound Bridge Project and La Follia Austin Baroque
As well as lots of smaller features on upcoming classical music events in Austin. Soon to come — Preview of Fast Forward Austin’s Unsilent Night
Soon to come — Reviews of The Couch, Midnight Magic, and Blaudzun, as well as contributions to the music round-up of 2012.
- Nuts and Bolts Music — Radio program, currently on Wednesdays from 1-3pm, featuring interviews and performances with and by local Austin classical musicians, plus other fun music
Soon to come — Joelle will be hosting Local Live in the Spring! A live show that invited local Austin musicians to perform live and speak about their work, occassionally involving videos and live audiences.
Watch the premiere of Glitch for Saxophone Quartet at the Mannes School of Music on August 5th, performed by Charles Larson, soprano; Ana Garcia, alto; Matthew Swallow, tenor; and Thomas Lee, baritone. All part of the lovely Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival! I am so grateful for the chance to have learned so much from such talented performers, composers, and friends. You can also read my interview for the IWCMF here.