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hear new composer-in-residence derek bermel describe his musical influences

December 03, 2009

Kicking off a three-year tenure as LACO’s new composer-in-residence, “brilliant musical vagabond” (Sequenza 21) Derek Bermel discusses his musical influences with KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen in a new podcast on laco.org.

Described by the Toronto Star as “an eclectic with wide open ears,” composer and clarinetist Derek Bermel has been hailed for his creativity, theatricality and virtuosity. His works draw from a rich variety of musical genres and cultures, and he frequently collaborates with artists across the spectrum, from theatre to film to poetry to architecture. Bermel begins his three-year tenure as composer-in-residence with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra in 2009-10.

Read the rest of his bio, listen to the podcast and hear the West Coast premiere of his “A shout, a whisper, and a trace” with LACO on December 12 and 13.

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