The second concert of OM 14 was held on March 6, 2009. The program began with Other Minds Executive and Artistic Director, Charles Amirkhanian, moderating a panel discussion with the evening’s featured composers Dobromiła Jaskot, Catherine Lamb, Linda Catlin Smith, and Chico Mello. Jaskot discusses the spatial qualities of her music and address the question if it is distinctly Polish in nature. Lamb then talks about her particular interest in different timbres and the pleasure of composing long works in which individual sounds can be fully explored. Smith then describes her aesthetic as something that is not arrived at so much as it is uncovered over time. And Chico Mello displays an engaging sense of humor when describing his piece “Das Árvores” in which many popular Brazilian songs are quoted.
To see the full concert program guide go to: http://www.otherminds.org/shtml/OM14program.shtml