...and we need your support to get me there. Travel funding, specifically. I would deeply appreciate anything you can contribute. Click on the widget over there on the right, to go to my personal fundraising page for the tour. There you can view a video trailer for the play, Cordelia, which we'll be performing three times at the La Mama theater in NYC. And also a personal video message from me. Every little bit helps! Thank you ever so much.
The 2012 Outsound New Music Summit is coming up soon. The Thursday night concert on July 19th, "The Composer's Muse",is my curation and consists of world premieres by Christina Stanley, Matthew Goodheart, and John Shiurba.
After everything was all confirmed John asked me to be the flutist and vocalist in his new work, 9x9. Here's from his description: "The score will utilize nine different types of notation all of which are somehow derived from the newspaper, so the piece acts as a celebration and/or elegy for the old-fashioned print medium. The notation types will vary from standard music notation to graphic, textual and pictorial notation, allowing the ensemble some creative input in the interpretation. The form of the suite will be open, allowing the conductor and the players to spontaneously shape the way the music develops in real time."
Project Soundwave is San Francisco's experimental arts biennial. This year's is the 5th, with the theme "Humanities". My piece Genesis will be performed on September 14th at Intersection for the Arts, in a performance night entitled Revelations: Body & Space.
Back in March of 2008, the Flock of Flutes in Walnut Creek, California performed my arrangement of the Fantaisie by Georges Huë, which they'd commissioned me to arrange for solo flute and flute choir. They also had me arrange another Fantaisie, by Georges Enesco. Both pieces were meant to showcase the talents of the winners of their Young Artist competition.
Both pieces now have been accepted by ALRY Publications. The Huë Fantaisie has been released and is now available for purchase by flute choirs everywhere. Click here to see the ordering page.
I'm proud to be able to say I'm a part of it. My piece Penelope for a solo piccolo player, commissioned and premiered by Amy Likar back in 2010, is now available to anyone who'd like to challenge themselves with (1) portraying Molly Bloom from James Joyce's Ullysses, and (2) navigating a score with a line each for piccolo, voice, and steps! Click here to view the ordering page.
Polly Springhorn is a composer, performer, and improviser based in Oakland, California, USA. Equally at home in the worlds of free improvisation, composition, rock, and choral singing, she is a member of the duo B Experimental Band, Usufruct,Ghost in the House, and Reconnaissance Fly.Her compositions and flute choir arrangements are available fromALRY Publications.
Polly is also a graduate student pursuing an M.Div. in Theology and Religious History at Cherry Hill Seminary.