Pendulum New Music
 

Title

Almanac

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Spring 2-16-2017

Streaming Media

Abstract

Almanac

Composer Selena Wellington describes this piece as "...an almanac, music that is overly affected by being looked at, but earnest in its vulnerability and unashamed of its questing."

Pendulum New Music

Vision

We are…

Encouraging composers and performers to collaborate.
Creating a supportive community for CU composers.
Bringing new music into contemporary everyday life.
Encouraging diversity through music/ innovating the use of technology in art.
Raising the standard of excellence in presenting new music.
Making Boulder a destination for new music through both live and online concert experiences.

Comments

For me, writing music can sometimes feel like a constant question of WHO AM I. Some pieces feel like battlegrounds, where identity asserts itself against all odds. Others are floating dreams, unconcerned and unaffected, identity trailing lightly behind. Others still, I am changed by the end.

Amid this process, my teacher Carter pointed out that my music sounds more sure of itself than I sound when I talk about it. Within this reflection, I realized that my music is a map. All of it is vulnerable, my internal landscape upended, drawn from this corner to that, on display in its nakedness, yet made more powerful in being witnessed. The music can be consulted along the way, a guide of sorts, of how things were before I had a verbal way to describe them. And thus, I wrote an almanac, music that is overly affected by being looked at, but earnest in its vulnerability and unashamed of its questing. -- Selena Wellington, Boulder, CO 2017

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