The Amherst College Department of Music presents two original theses in composition, a string quartet by Demetrius Shahmehri ‘16 and a choral work, “A new life singing in his veins”, by Asa Goodwillie ‘16, on Sunday, February 7, at 7 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College. The concert is free and open to the public; seating is by general admission.
The string quartet, influenced by the works of twentieth century composers including Janáček, Bartók, Berg and Takemitsu, consists of three movements of varying character. “A new life singing in his veins” is a choral setting of excerpts taken from James Joyce’s first novel, “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man”. Written in five movements, one for each chapter of the novel, it takes musical inspiration from the choral works of twentieth century composers including Britten and Tavener, and is conducted by the composer.
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