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Trevor Bumgarner

Los Angeles, CA   

From North Carolina, Trevor Bumgarner is a composer who seeks out collaboration. Recent projects include the New York City Ballet’s Choreographic Institute, arrangements and orchestrations for several Off-Broadway shows, and scoring a variety of films including Couch for Sale and Wandered Off. Trevor is a teaching artist with Juilliard, Young Composers and Improvisers Workshop, and the NY Philharmonics Bridge composition program, where he also previously served as Acting Manager. He is excited about his upcoming commission for the Shattered Glass Ensemble, creating a post-climate change take on the Four Seasons, thanks to the support of an I-Park Artist Residency. He was an inaugural recipient of the Juilliard Career Advancement Fellowship, as well as other accolades including, an ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award. Trevor attended UNC-Greensboro and The Juilliard School studying composition and bassoon. Despite working in music, he spends most of his time listening to people talk on podcasts.

No Words – for Solo Violin Vocalist and Electronics

Across the world, lullabies are often used to pass down cultural knowledge and traditions. In the wake of the Parkland shooting, unfortunate yet unforgettable memories outpoured from friends, family, and classmates of those children and teachers who were lost. This is our unwanted tradition.

Performers: Ariel Horowitz
Dancers: Terrence Diable and Michael Greenberg
Video produced by Jack Frerer and Liana Kleinman

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Everything Went Quiet – for Mezzo Soprano, String Trio, Percussion, and Electronics

Dedicated to the victims and all those affected by Columbine, Wakefield, Red Lake, Virginia Tech, Fort Hood, Aurora, Santa Monica, Florida State, Sandy Hook, and any mass murder tragedy. The one parallel between all of these events is the thoughts of the survivors within the moment. Light, calm, silence, the slow passage of time, and prayer, all woven together in the final moments when everything went quiet.

Performers: Mary O’Neill, Wyatt Underhill, Jennifer Choi, Natasha Galitzine, Tony Guarino

(optional cues: 2:30-3:30, 6:00-End)

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LP Palimpsest

I – Grawlix
II – They Hear in Color
III – No Country in Clouds
IV – Kitchen Sink
V – Ensoul
VI – Fire Based Life

A palimpsest is a scroll or manuscript that text can be scraped or washed off of and then used again. Recently, methods have developed to detect traces and recover various levels of the ancient erased text. What if this process was applied to sound, with each layer a previously erased track?

Performers: Stephanie Kwak, Seth Biagini, Taylor Skiff, Simon Michael

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