Winter and Construction

Scott Brickman composer

Release Date: April 24, 2012
Catalog #: RR7823
Format: Digital & Physical
21st Century
Chamber
Solo Instrumental
Guitar
Piano
Violin

Throughout his musical career and childhood, American composer Scott Brickman has gathered influences ranging from the European-American classical tradition of the 2nd Viennese School to Elvis Costello and The Beatles. On WINTER & CONSTRUCTION, his debut release on Ravello Records, Brickman maintains these disparate influences and brings them together into well-crafted whole to create sharp, pointed, and modernistic 12-tone pieces for guitar, piano, and violin.Through each piece, he proves his ability to meld the traditional 12-tone procedures of the 2nd Viennese School and the U.S. East Coast with the subjective aspects of his identity as a Midwest-born New Englander. Performers on the disc are the Strung Out Trio, comprised of pianist Matt Gould and Duo46 members guitarist Matt Gould and violinist Beth Ilana Schneider-Gould.

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Scott Brickman

Composer

Illinois native Scott Brickman (b. 1963) was educated in the Chicago Public Schools and holds a B.M. from the University of Wisconsin and a Ph.D. in Music Composition and theory from Brandeis University. Brickman learned under both Chester Biscardi and Yehudi Wyner, whom he regards as his most important and influential composition teachers. Since 1997 he has taught at the University of Maine at Fort Kent, where he is Professor of Music and Education.

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