January 21, 2022
Arshia Samsaminia is Our Next ‘Composer Alive’
Composer Alive is an innovative commissioning project in which we work with a composer to write a new piece in installments
Each installment is sent to us as the composer writes it and then rehearsed, recorded and posted by our musicians in front of a live audience.
This unique way of working allows a composer total freedom to try out new ideas and gives our audience an inroad into the creative process by hearing a piece of music from its first idea, through rewrites to the finished product.
We are thrilled to be working with Iranian composer Arshia Samsaminia this year! There will be three installments, all performed at the ACM School of Music for a small audience and then posted to our website with comments from the composer on his creative process.