Welcome to the first Words On New Music for 2018! Join Paul Muller and I, Jim Goodin, for a live Skype interview of inspired conversation and music with NYC based composer, Julian Bennett Holmes.
Julian was born in New York City, in 1991. After studying with Lowell Liebermann and Richard Danielpour, he currently studies with Marjorie Merryman at the Manhattan School of Music. As a teenager, he toured internationally, playing drums in experimental rock bands.
He has won prizes including the National Federation of Music Clubs Young Composers Award, the Mannes College Bohuslav Martinů Prize, and the Second Prize at the Seventh International Antonín Dvorák Composition Competition. In 2016, his first symphony was premiered by the Mannes Orchestra, and his first opera, a one-act, will be premiered in early 2018.
In this episode Paul and I talk with Julian about the life cycle of his symphony for 80 piece orchestra, from creation to the live performance and about his composition Fantasy for Violin and Electronics.
Click the link below to listen now to the words and music of Julian Bennett Holmes.
- Duet for Violin and Violincello, the First Movement (2016)
- Finale Presto, the Fourth Movement from his first Symphony (2016)
- Fantasy for Violin and Electronics
- Piano Sonata #2, the Third Movement
artist photograph by Marisha Falkovich