Into the Head of A Composer
Have you ever wondered what contemporary music composers are thinking when they compose their music? Here's your chance to find out. Here are seven audio portraits of pieces that were performed as part of the Transonic Arts series on September 24, 2005, in New York. These portraits were created to further the series' goal of exposing audiences and the composers themselves to the variety of material that makes up "contemporary" music and sound art. In each 1.5 to 2 minute profile, the composers explain who they are and one or two of the ideas behind their pieces.

The seven profiles are in the order that pieces were performed. To hear the profiles, click on the piece name. Click on the composer's name for more information about her/him along with program notes for the piece (both as they appeared in the concert program).

These profiles were featured on Public Interactive's National arts page on September 27, 2006.

Produced by Sarah Elzas
Interviews recorded in New York, NY
Music recorded and mixed in New York, NY by James Sizemore
Performers noted in program notes. Click on composers' names for more information.