Radiant Cry

Program Notes
Radiant Cry, is part of a series of pieces exploring the writings of the Paul Cameron Browne (1948- ), as well as exploring the unique relations between the human body, light and sound. The vocal part utilizes the words of Browne’s poem “Moon Dark World”.

“The trees are forming hands to cloak the sky with pillow whispers,
until the soft equilibrium behind laughing eyes departs down the Moon Dark World.”

Biographical Sketch
Daniel Fawcett (b.1991) is a composer, cellist, visual artist and instrument builder from the United States. He is a graduate of New York University’s Steinhardt School with a M.M. degree in music composition where he studied privately with Joan La Barbara and Morton Subotnick. Prior to this, he completed his B.M. studies at Roosevelt University's Chicago College of Performing Arts, studying with Stacy Garrop and Kyong Mee Choi.

Much of his work deals with the interaction between performer and technology as part of a focused performance.

Most recent festivals and residencies for 2018 include the Splice Summer Institute, the International Toy Piano Festival Residency, the Nief-Norf Summer Festival, the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival and the New Music on the Bayou Summer Festival.

He is also a co-founding member of TATAT Ensemble, a group dedicated to the incorporation of interactive and installation-based instruments in performance.

Performer Biographical Sketch
Born in Basilicata, she studied opera singing at the Conservatory of Music “G. Martucci” of Salerno, where she graduated under the guidance of Elisabetta Scatarzi. Her repertoire ranges in different vocal areas; primarily concerned with the figure of the interpreter singer/actress, she is assiduously engaged in the Twentieth-Century and contemporary, acoustic and electroacoustic, music.

She perfected her studies under the guidance of Alda Caiello, attended the “Corso di specializzazione in canto lirico per l’opera contemporanea” at the Verona Opera Academy and the Postgraduate Summer Courses at the Internationales Musikinstitute of Darmstadt (with Michelle Donatienne-Dansac), during which she performed as a vocal interpreter in official concert IMD2016 (M. Ciciliani’s Workshop “Music in the Expanded Field”). She regularly participates in courses, masters and seminars aimed at the study and deepening of the contemporary musical language (S. Gervasoni, A. Solbiati, M. Di Bari, T. Murail, P . Aralla, F . Dillon, F . Filidei, J. Dashow etc..), collaborates with emerging composers, specialized Ensemble, CRM (Centre of Musical Research) in Rome and performs regular concerts.

She has performed in numerous concert halls including the “Teatro Studio Gianni Borgna” at the Auditorium of Rome, as a finalist in the “Premio Bucchi Interpretazione – Parco della Musica 2015”. She is interpreter of world premieres presented by the Association “Alessandro Scarlatti – Ente Morale” of Naples in the “ScarlattiLab/Electronics” since its first edition in May 2012 (Art Director: G. Turaccio, A. Di Scipio), in International Festival and Composition Competitions, often live on RadioCEMAT. Her repertoire includes works of the most important authors of the Twentieth-Century Classical Music like “Laborintus II” (L. Berio), “Sequenza III” (L. Berio), “Aria” for voice and magnetic tape (J. Cage), “József -Attila Töredékek Op. 20” for solo voice (G. Kurtág), etc.. as well as numerous world premieres.