I wanted to share the remarkable work of the inaugural class of So Percussion Summer Institute composers. I'm embedding video of each piece below, in the order in which they were read at the close of this summer's institute. It's unbelievable to me that So were able to read these so blisteringly well with precious little time with the scores.
I'm honored to have mentored these six composers over the course of developing these pieces, and grateful to So for pulling me in.
UPDATE: these videos are now not where they were, so the embeds broke. So it's just a program, below:
Why is it that in dreams we can't do the simplest things? (Dominic Coles)
Blue, Green, Purple, and Pink (Steven Stavropoulos)
Bright, Loud, Weird, and Delicate (Daniel Allas)
Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc (Ian Michael Clarke)
The Creation of Thunder (Christopher Poovey)
What You Want and What You Get (Lonnie Jordan)