Thursday 2 August 2012

ASL 2011: Kelly & Hsu

Nicholas Kelly’s primary compositional interests lie in dramatic and narrative music, and he has composed numerous film scores (which have been heard at film festivals throughout North and South America), art songs, and programmatic concert pieces for large ensembles; in the future, he hopes to
unify these interests and genres in the medium of opera. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree at Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY, where he was awarded the Downey Composition Prize for choral music. He is now pursuing master’s studies in composition at the University of British Columbia.

Ray Hsu is a rockstar who happens to write books. Ray is author of Anthropy (winner of the Gerald Lampert Award) and Cold Sleep Permanent Afternoon. At last count he has published over a hundred and twenty-five poems in over forty journals internationally. He taught writing for over two years in a US prison. He now teaches at the University of British Columbia, where he collaborates across disciplines, districts, and dinner tables.
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