Category: Composers

Three Sketches of Unblemished Earth by Jordan Fasoldt, Green Dot Journey Competition Winner

A native of Rochester, New York, hiking the Appalachian Trail several years ago left indelible impressions on Jordan Fasoldt, and the memory of these experiences finds distinctly evocative echoes in this groundbreaking composition. Describing the transformative adventure and the impact that it would have on his creative impulses, Fasoldt writes: “It expresses the feelings that […]

Ocean Cycles, by Mark Laroussini, Green Dot Journey Competition Winner

Daily walks on the beach during his summer retreats to North Topsail Beach, one of the long string of islands off the coast of North Carolina, provided the serendipitous inspiration for Laroussini’s composition Ocean Cycles. Exploring the relationship between the ocean and moon, this work contains many cycles including a foundational pattern of seventeen notes […]

Dances of Memory by Polina Nazaykinskaya, Green Dot Journey Competition Winner

From her years residing in New Haven, Connecticut, Nazaykinskaya draws upon the area’s scenic beauty for musical inspiration: “Connecticut enchanted me with its magical diversity, whether I was meandering along the green alleys in downtown New Haven in the long days of summer, or seeking shelter in the shades of Sleeping Giant Park or watching […]