Monday, May 3, 2010

Latest News 5/3/10

Waltzing Dervish for Wind Ensemble, which was just completed at the end of March of this year, has won the 2010 George Lynn Prize from the University of Colorado at Boulder.  As a result, the University of Colorado Wind Symphony will perform the work during the 2010-11 school year.  In addition, the ensemble gave a reading of the work on April 29th. 

The film Glava by Nicholas Bernhard, for which I wrote the music, was screened on April 9th at the University of Colorado at Boulder.  The film is now available for free viewing and free download online here.

On August 4th at 6pm e.s.t, the recording of the first complete performance of my Piano Sonata No. 2 (performed by myself) will be broadcast on WRSU in New Brunswick, NJ which can be heard locally at 88.7 FM and anywhere with an internet connection at on the show "Endless Possibilities: Explorations" by Douglas Laustsen.  It will then be available as a free podcast downloadable on itunes (Endless Possibilities » Podcast By Douglas Laustsen).

I was also fortunate enough to have two short orchestral works, Carousel for Chamber Orchestra (Movement III of my Mini-Symphony for Chamber Orchestra) and Fantasy in B-flat Minor (which was originally a work for solo piano written when I was a freshman in college), read by the University of Colorado Symphony Orchestra on April 30th. 

My summer projects include a short choral work, a piece for solo cello for Natalie Spehar, a piano quintet, a song cycle, transcribing several recorded piano improvisations, a work for disclavier, and a couple new arrangements of some older works.

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