Composers Institute alumnus, Max Friedman, had a premiere at Brandeis University recently. I love the slow, subtle, relentless, penetrating musicality of the composition. Watch carefully to see the performers hovering in the darkness over the piano.
A graduate of Brown University in music and political science, Max is currently pursuing a Masters in Music Composition and Theory at Brandeis University. He studies composition with Yu-Hui Chang, David Rakowski, and Erin Gee; Yiddish with Ellen Kellman; and is a former student of Eric Nathan, Wang Lu, and Shawn Jaeger at Brown. In addition, Max was a 2021 Steiner Program Fellow at the Yiddish Book Center, and in 2022 he plans to attend the YIVO-Bard Uriel Weinreich Yiddish Summer Program.
Composer Randall Davidson creates music, and performs, produces, and promotes music of others. This blog is an annotated, virtual playlist of the music that he loves and that he calls "sticky" (aka memorable).