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Student Composer Showcase: Nathan Watts

Kathleen Porter
Student Composer Nathan Watts

June's Student Composer Showcase is Nathan Watts, a senior at Essex High School. Nathan wrote about his piece, Time Immemorial, "It’s based on a piano piece I wrote when I was trying to explain my complex frustration about an event that had occurred recently to someone and, unable to fully express it with words, I sat down at the piano in the room and started improvising, showing them how I felt through music."

Hear Nathan discuss his work 6/2 at 11:30, 6/4 at 8:30, 6/6 at 4, 6/7 at 9.

VPR Classical's Student Composer Showcase is produced in collaboration with Music-COMP's online mentoring program.

Time Immemorial was performed at the Opus 28 concert organized by Music-COMP on Wed, April 30th at the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium. Audio recording is by Jeff Perrin for Music-COMP.

Performed by members of the Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble: Berta Frank, flute, Katie Oprea, oboe, Steve Klimowski, clarinet, Julian Partridge, bassoon, Letitia Quante and Laura Markowitz, violins, Liz Reid, viola, Mike Close, cello, and Evan Premo, contrabass.

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