Making Sense of Edited Memories (talk/demo)

Wednesday, 6/20/18, 5:00 PM , Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church  

Some composers like to write big, awesome, crazy pieces. But what does a composer do when he or she realizes a piece is too big, awesome and crazy – after someone has already started performing it to great acclaim? Full steam ahead? Cut and paste new ideas? Erase and start over? In this talk, Nathan Cornelius examines the case of Music of Memory – a big, awesome, crazy guitar piece he’s spent years studying – to show how composer Nicholas Maw was able to rein things in and make both performer and composer happy.

This talk is presented as part of Nebula Ensemble’s Summer Festival 2018. See the full festival schedule here. All events are free and open to the public!