From the press release: Choral Chameleon, winner of the 2015 Chorus America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, will premiere new music commissioned from composer/multi-instrumentalist Rob Mosher at Storytime: Part Two the final concert of its 2014-2015 season. The concert takes place at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 16 and Thursday, May 21 at Acme Studio. Tickets are $28 online, $35 on the door. Milk and cookies will be served.
Hey y’alls. I’ve had the pleasure of playing in musicals for most of my life, but today is a very special day as it’s my debut subbing on Broadway! Very talented cast and crew at Fun Home – and they just got nominated for 12 Tony Awards yesterday! Say wuuut?
Like Klesmer music? Like outer space? Then check out “Klezmanaughts” as performed at the Montreal Jazz Festival as part of the Polebridge Canadian CD release. Thank you Eduardo Carli de Moraes for taking the time to record and share the video!
Summer is upon us! With plenty of food, books, weekends and sunscreen to go around why not add live music to the mix? Without further ado… announcing the 2014 Canadian Polebridge CD-release tour! Coming (hopefully) to a city near you:
Rob Mosher, clarinet/soprano sax/music; Lina Allemano/Micah Killion, trumpet; Aline Homzy, violin; Greg de Denus, piano; Andrew Small, acoustic bass / fiddle. Proudly presented with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.
Recital featuring Joe Phillips (bass) & Peter Longworth (piano) featuring new music by Rob Mosher, Andrew Downing and Peter Longworth. Premiere’s in Toronto, ON January 8th and London, ON January 12th. I’ve worked with Joe for years and he’s a stellar musician and person – not to be missed!
The topic of form came up while catching up with a friend yesterday, more specifically how music tends to develop after the initial theme or themes have been established. It’s literally called the development section in music theory textbooks. It got me thinking about the role of growth and development in our own lives and it’s parallels with composition.
For example, in every piece I write I like to start from a place of comfort, similar to how you might start a conversation with a hug, hello and checking in on how the other person is doing. Or in running how you might stretch first. Or in cooking a meal (what can I say I’m hungry at the moment) how you gather your ingredients and start cooking them together in their optimum order. Ultimately, we’re given a chance to take a risk, branch out – to develop – and create something new from what is familiar. A new topic; a new running path or refreshened perspective on the same old; a twist on how you cook your breakfast.
After this is done we return to where we came from; we hug our friend goodbye; return home from running; put the cooked food on the plate and start eating (ok now I really need to go make food) but we have somehow developed in doing so. In developing what we do we develop who we are.