Wednesday, February 4, 2015

New PARMA Artist: Steve Rouse

Kentucky-based composer Steve Rouse has signed on to release his next album of chamber works on a PARMA label. Ensembles to be featured will include various combinations of clarinet, flute, violin, cello, piano, corno, trumpet, bass, and percussion.

Steve has achieved numerous awards over the course of his career, including the Rome Prize, a National Endowment for the Arts Composition Fellowship, and two prizes from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Currently he is Professor of Theory and Composition at the University of Louisville School of Music.

Among the works to be included on his upcoming album is "Form Fades," an 18-minute work for mixed sextet which will be premiered this Thursday (2/5/15) at 8:00pm at Indiana University Bloomington's Auer Hall; here's a link to the event page: http://music.indiana.edu/events/#eyJtb2RlIjoiZGV0YWlsIiwiZGF0ZSI6IjIwMTUwMjA0IiwiY2F0ZWdvcnkiOm51bGwsInJlc3VsdENvdW50IjoyMCwiZXZlbnQiOiI2NjQ5MiIsInJldHVybkhhc2giOiIifQ%3D%3D

Below, you can also hear "Flying Leap" for trumpet ensemble, another work to be included on Rouse's upcoming album:



We're looking forward to working with Steve on this release; check out steverouse.com for more info, and stay tuned for updates!

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