Composer Alive – David Smooke

David Smooke is the recipient of our 2017 Composer Alive commission!

In keeping with our Composer Alive format, David will write a new piece in three installments for our musicians to perform and record and then we’ll perform the World Premiere of the new piece in May at the Davis Theater for a concert that David will attend.

The piece is called Mechanical Bird Museum and David says, “I’ve long been fascinated by simulacra, especially mechanical representations of the natural. The players are spaced throughout the hall in order to surround the audience so that the each listener has a unique experience of the whole, depending on where they are situated.”

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Watch the piece!