... and now to announce the selected composers for the second installation of the Black Composer Miniature Challenge ... or #BCMC 2.0!
For this installation, Castle of our Skins is featuring 19 composers with world premiere pieces composed for any combination of flute and harp! The selected composers are:
Adero J. Knott - curator, artist, violinist, and composer!
Ahmed Alabaca - composer, conductor, song-writer, pianist, and long-time friend of COOS!
Alessandro Oreoluwa Buono - artist and sound engineer, currently studying in the UK!
Autumn Maria Reed - composer and bassist for the Black String Triage Ensemble!
Dr. Bernard Short - composer and recently married (congrats!)
Bonita Oliver - multidisciplinary performance artist and improviser
Brittney Benton - young composer, studying at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas!
Charles Lumar II - international performer (bass, electric bass, tuba) and composer!
Danae Annalise - rising composer currently studying at Mannes (New York)!
David Bertrand - flutist/clarinetist/composer, active in the NY Jazz scene!
Deeann D. Mathews - composer, song-writer, and pianist in the Bay Area!
Eddy Conrad - our youngest composer, and participant in #BCMC 1.0!
Edewede Oriwoh - composer, and founder/editor of AfricanComposers.com!
Dr. Gary P. Nash - professor, conductor, composer, and also a #BCMC 1.0 participant!
Dr. George Brandon - composer, trombonist, international musician, and teacher!
Kevin Scott - composer, conductor, New Yorker, advocate for new music!
Malcolm Jackson - multifaceted percussionist, producer, and compos
Raphael Wolde-Selassie - young guitarist, pianist, and composer in Sweden!
and Rodrigo G. Sousa - young writer, poet, saxophonist, and composer in Brazil!
!!! *clap clap clap* !!!
Our Miniature Festival will last throughout the fall, so constantly engage with our social media to see when the new content is released AND to catch up on the past content you may have missed! And keep on reading BIBA for some spotlights, extra information, and more tidbits about Beauty in Black Artistry!
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