MUSIC

  1. Envelope Writings: But are not all Facts Dreams [excerpt]

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  2. Spine, for percussion quartet

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  3. Promises, for orchestra [excerpt]

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  4. Tell hope everything you hear, for acoustic guitar

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  5. Dear Master / I am ill, for soprano and piano

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  6. Response: Valse de Chopin, for Pierrot ensemble

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  7. Resolution, for piano trio

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  8. Vessel, for percussion and laptop [live premiere]

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MUSIC

Michael Laurello is an American composer and pianist. He has collaborated with ensembles and soloists such as Sō Percussion, the Nashville Symphony, Yale Philharmonia, Sandbox Percussion, the Yale Percussion Group, The Brass Project (The Curtis Institute of Music), 15.19 Ensemble, NotaRiotous (Boston Microtonal Society), bassist Sam Suggs, guitarist Flavio Virzì, soprano Sarah Pelletier, and clarinetist Ray Jackendoff. His music has been performed at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Bang on a Can Summer Festival, the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Music from Angel Fire, and the 2015 National Conference of the Society of Composers, Inc., and his music has been featured on I CARE IF YOU LISTEN. Upcoming commissions include a new work for the Los Angeles-based piano duo HOCKET (2016-17 season), a piece for the Icarus Quartet (two pianists, two percussionists), and a multi-movement composition for the Triplepoint Trio (New Haven/New York). In the summer of 2016, his music will be performed by the New York-based musicians' collective, ShoutHouse, and in the fall, he will be releasing an EP of original music in collaboration with PARMA Recordings.

Laurello studied composition at Yale, where he received the Woods Chandler Memorial Prize. His primary composition teachers were David Lang, Martin Bresnick, and Christopher Theofanidis. He also holds an M.A. in composition from Tufts University, where he studied under John McDonald, and a B.M. in music synthesis from Berklee College of Music. Recent honors include a commission from the American Composers Forum (ACF), selection for the 2015 SCI 50th Anniversary National Conference, participation in the 2015 Nashville Symphony Composer Lab and Workshop, participation in the 2015 EarShot Berkeley Symphony Readings, a Baumgardner Fellowship and commission from the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival's Chamber Choir and Choral Conducting Workshop, and an Emerging Artist Award from the St. Botolph Club Foundation (Boston, MA). He has attended the highSCORE (Pavia, Italy) and Etchings (Auvillar, France) composition festivals, and was a composition fellow at the 2015 Bang on a Can Summer Festival.

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