I’m excited to announce that my new piece for wind band and spoken word artist, Beauty Ancient and New, will be premiered on Saturday at Interlochen’s Corson Auditorium by the Academy Band with special guest Sareem Poems.
This piece has been a journey. Thanks to encouragement from Dr. Matt Schlomer, IAA’s band director, I stretched into some new collaborative territory, collaborating with Sareem Poems, a hip hop artist based in Lansing, MI to create a piece based on the life of Augustine of Hippo.
The piece is in three connected movements, each containing a section of spoken word poetry based on a different portion of Augustine’s life and writings. Here’s to new adventures!