Kris Peysen Composer, Arranger, Teacher
June 3-17, 2018: fresh inc festival
July 2018: Atlantic Music Festival
-Performance of a new work played the by resident artists (ensemble tbd)
March 22, 2018
I've recently found out the University of Iowa School of Music will be doing orchestra readings at the end of the semester. My piece To Awaken a God (which is also my master's thesis) will be one of the pieces read. Excited to finally get to hear this piece! The recording will follow shortly thereafter.
March 16, 2018
The instrumentation for my commissioned piece for fresh inc has been announced. I will be writing a string quartet for the ensemble invoke. You can view their website here.
March 10, 2018
The University of Iowa School of Music has graciously granted me $1500 to help me pay for the two festivals I am attending this summer. The aid is much appreciated.
March 07, 2018
Excited to announce that I have ALSO been accepted to Atlantic Music Festival, which I will be attending in July of this year. I will write a piece to be premiered there by their Contemporary Ensemble (a Pierrot ensemble). There will also be the opportunity for potential other performances with the performance students there.
Excited to announce that I've been accepted to fresh inc music festival, where I will be commissioned to write a new piece to be premiered at the festival. I've also been granted a scholarship from the Stephen R. Gerber Trust to assist with tuition. Can't wait!
Last night was the premiere of my trombone quartet, Whirlwind. The recording is also now up. You can listen to it here.
My fixed media piece Moog Dreams was premiered tonight. Since it's an electroacoustic piece, the recording is also now up. You can listen to it here.
You can hear the full quality audio file if you click the "Download" link on the file page. If you have good speakers, this is what I recommend.
I've written another piece for Iowa's annual 24+24 concert, which was premiered two nights ago. This was for solo English horn. Recording is now up:
Recordings of my performances at Charlotte New Music Festival are now up. First is the first movement of my new quintet , titled Stirrings, and then Burst, a short thrash metal piece (yes, thrash metal), which I'm planning on extending.
Scores can be viewed here:
Excited to announce that my piece Annealed in Fire was selected to be broadcast on Et Lux Radio, a new online radio station dedicated to playing contemporary classical music. I can't say exactly when my piece will air, but it's in "the rotation" right now, so to speak.
Here's their Facebook page:
Charlotte New Music Festival is over. At it, I got to have two performances of newly-written pieces of mine: the first movement of my quintet, Stirrings, performed by the Out of Bounds Ensemble; and a short viola-cello duet, performed by members of the Beo String Quartet. It was a blast meeting these performers, as well as other performers at the festival, and, of course, all the other composers who were participating. Looking forward to more of these gatherings in the future.