Program Notes
Falling ​is based on a line from a Sara Teasdale poem, “Moods.” The text gradually emerges, moving from breath sounds to phonemes to words in a series of layered loops.

Biographical Sketch
Described as a “new music ninja” by the Hartford Advocate, Jessica Rudman is a Connecticut-based composer and teacher whose music unifies extended techniques with clear melodic development and narrative structures to create a unique and personal emotional expression.  Her works have been performed by the International Contemporary Ensemble, Cadillac Moon Ensemble, the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, the Hartford Independent Chamber Orchestra, and others.  She has received awards from organizations including Boston Metro Opera, SCI/ASCAP, the College Music Society, and the International Alliance for Women in Music.  
Jessica is currently the Chair of the Creative Studies Department, the Director of the Young Composers Project, and the Director of the Hartt Preparatory Academy at The Hartt School Community Division. She is also an active theorist and arts advocate who volunteers with the Women Composers Festival of Hartford. More information about Jessica and her work can be found online at http://www.jessicarudman.com.

Performer Biographical Sketch
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