A Composer's Journey with the Poetry of Lorca
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An interesting, exciting compositional voice who draws us into his fascination with the poetry of Lorca.

David Macbride has written numerous works, ranging from solo, chamber and orchestral music; to music for film, TV, dance and theater. Tim Page of Newsday writes: "In David Macbride's music, one finds technical skills of a high order, a direct lyricism that informs the most complex passages, and a personal aesthetic that combines Western chromaticism with a fascination for the music of China." Macbride is also an active pianist and co-founder, with Benjamin Toth, of Conundrum, a non-profit arts organization that presents concerts and recordings of musically diverse styles. He is on the faculty of the Hartt School, University of Hartford. About his selection of the poetry of Lorca to set to music, Macbride writes: "A composer, much like a poet, spends a lifetime trying to refine his or her voice into its essence. My music has always tried to find the silence, "a rolling silence." In Lorca, many composers including myself have found the means to speak with their own voices. I am confident that Lorca himself, as musician, visual artist, and writer, would have been pleased to know that he created this safe haven."
David Macbride, composer
El Regreso
Christine Schadeberg, soprano, Christopher Oldfather, piano

David Macbride, composer
Christine Schadeberg, soprano at the piano

David Macbride, composer
Night (Suite for Piano and Poet's Voice)

Fredric Moses, baritone, David Macbride, piano with percussion, Benjamin Toth, percussion

Review to come.
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