I am premiering a fantastic piece of new music next weekend – April 14th. The composer, Jim O’leary, and I have been friends since we both studied together in Sweden in the late 90s. This new piece “Choose Other Routes” promises to be ear bending and mind blowing!
From the PEISO webpage:
Jim O’Leary, the PEI Symphony’s Composer-in-Residence will see the world premiere of his latest work. A departure from his previous works, “Choose Other Routes” has been written for the acclaimed jazz trumpet performer Paul Tynan, who will be its featured soloist. O’Leary has dedicated this work to retiring music director James Mark. According to Jim “the only honest attitude of an artist is to express himself, to bring something in which one really believes. Because to follow the tastes of other people, to try to please them, it’s a false direction.” – Witold Lutoslawski