Let Curiosity Back Into the Concert Hall

January 26, 2015 11:50 PM

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Ever since I first began composing music, I've always felt that building new audiences requires updating the very idea of "the composer" -- from some stuffy old dude with a wig and a quill pen, to a collaborator and cultural ambassador who is deeply integrated with the communities he or she serves.

One of the most exciting things about my position as Director of Artistic Programming with Chicago-based music organization Fifth House Ensemble is that I'm able to pursue larger and more complex musical projects than I ever could all on my own. While I've partnered before with music ensembles inclu...

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