A Closer Listen’s Fall Music Preview ~ Modern Composition 

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Concerts are back! Solo performers, orchestras and small ensembles have been finding ways to take their music on the road, whether through outdoor venues or by proof of vaccination. The modern composition scene has a slight advantage over others in that most observers are passive, even when the music is active. Whether heard on an iPod or in pods of people six feet apart, this music deserves an audience.

Some artists seek to soothe, others to reflect, challenge or entertain, but all artists have been affected in some way by the events of the last year and a half. Nearly every album appearing this fall was recorded during the pandemic and is colored by a mixture of anxiety, loss and hope.