Yaddo Composers Playlist

From modern classics to the wonderfully wild, music by Yaddo composers inspires global ovation. Here, we collected 12 samples of extraordinary work for the first installment of the Yaddo Composers Playlist. Send us your recommendations, and stay tuned!

1 – Irish composer Ailís Ní Ríain working with a “prepared piano” (featured in Yaddo News Spring 2020).

2 – George Tsontakis on life, art and how minimalism impacts his music.

3 – Steven Sametz’s choral music nourishes the soul.

4 – Organ solo? Absolutely. Listen to Tarik O’Regan’s “Colimaçon.”

5 – Charge into evening with triumphant horns: “After Fallen Crumbs” by Alvin Singleton.

6 – Ned Rorem’s Our Town, might just change your life. 

7 – “Yes, Yes, Yes!!!” Sublimation of yearning and an explosion of, well, as Diana Ross put it, “I’m coming OUT” in Wondrous the Merge by David Del Tredici.

8 – AND… here’s the racy straight version, Robert Paterson’s Three Way:

9 – Inventive, brainy, and awesome! Steven Burke’s “The Betrayal of Three Oranges.” 

10 – Ocean waves and a string quartet in “Next Atlantis” by Sebastian Currier.

11 – Send your imagination aloft with Daron Hagen’s “Susurrus.”

12 – Remember the thrill of live performance with a preview of Stewart Wallace’s The Bonesetter’s Daughter, based on the novel by his fellow Yaddo alum, Amy Tan.

Tune in for future playlists, and send your recommendations to Kristy Davis, kdavis@yaddo.org.