I’m pleased to announce that writer, composer, and bassoonist Brin Solomon will be joining the team here at New Classic LA. Here’s Brin’s bio:
Brin Solomon is a Los Angeles-based bassoonist and composer with an interest in music theatre. A recent graduate from Yale University — where they studied with Joshua Rosenblum and Kathryn Alexander, among others — they write music full of metric vigor, open harmonies, and flowing, lyrical melodies. Their original full-length musical, Window Full of Moths, has been praised by reviewers for its “extraordinary soul stirring songs” that “add magic to otherwise common lives”. They are an active believer in the ideal of the performer-composer, and recently gave the première of his bassoon sonata, Rotational Games in the fall of 2015. Their works have been performed by the Yale Concert Band, the Harkness Tower Guild of Carillonneurs, and members of Chicago’s Fifth House Ensemble, among others. They currently work as an assistant to Michael Feinstein, and have arranged several American standards for Mr. Feinstein to sing in concert at Carnegie Hall.
Welcome to the team, Brin. Glad to have you aboard.
Did you read the review of WasteLAnd’s summer series concert with Gnarwhallaby that we posted yesterday? (If not, click here.) It was beautifully written by the newest member of our team, Alicia Byer.
Alicia is a composer/improviser based in Los Angeles, and the Artistic Director of the Caris Collective. She is a fifth-generation Californian and first-generation composer, and her interests include nature, culture, and everything in-between. Alicia is stoked to be writing for us because, in her words, “New music in LA is vibrant, alive, and uniquely Californian. I’m happy to be here for the ride.”
Welcome to the team, Alicia.