K. Yamada/K. Woodard
Kosaku Yamada, composer; Kathryn Woodard, piano
I. Bozicevic/K. Woodard
Ivan Bozicevic, composer; Kathryn Woodard, piano
Kathryn Woodard
Eka Chabashvili, composer; Kathryn Woodard, piano
S. Sangidorj/K. Woodard
Sansargereltekh Sangidorj, composer; Kathryn Woodard, piano
A.A. Saygun/K. Woodard
Ahmed Adnan Saygun, composer; Kathryn Woodard, piano
A.A. Saygun/K. Woodard
A. Adnan Saygun, composer; Kathryn Woodard, piano
A.A. Saygun/K. Woodard
Ahmed Adnan Saygun, composer; Kathryn Woodard, piano
A.A. Saygun/K. Woodard
A. Adnan Saygun, composer; Kathryn Woodard, piano
Kathryn Woodard, piano
Kathryn Woodard, composer and performer
Kathryn Woodard
Kathryn Woodard, composer and performer

Story

The six movements of Lyric Suite are the result of a single improvisational session on August 22, 2008. Woodard arrived at the extensive preparations for the piano from her knowledge of John Cage’s works for prepared piano and from earlier attempts to create all the instruments and timbres of the Balinese gamelan gong kebyar, which she had become familiar with as a member of Gamelan Dharma Swara in New York. Elements of the improvisation also betray influence from that style of music, such as the layering of lines, punctuating ‘gong’ strokes and even certain melodic modes. The title is a nod to Robert Motherwell’s painting cycle of the same name (rather than Alban Berg’s orchestral suite), which is based on similar improvisational impulses inspired by far eastern aesthetics and notions of creativity.

D. Yanov-Yanovsky/K. Woodard
Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky, composer; Kathryn Woodard, pianist

NEWS

Access liner notes and bios for Kathryn Woodard's Journeys CD at the link - our current radio promotion.

 

Our Weekly Musicians' Wellness Workshop is free during the summer months! Please follow the event on Facebook for informative posts and updates

 

Join us for a Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon to support Women in Music at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on Monday, August 5!

 

Gamelan Semara Santi's next concert at Swarthmore is on Sunday November 17

 

Qin Qian & Kathryn Woodard perform at SALON 33 (Princeton, NJ) on November 17

 

We are pleased to announce the premiere of "Lively Dance" by Ulvi Cemal Erkin arranged for orchestra by Kathryn Woodard on November 22 by the Haverford College Orchestra conducted by Heidi Jacob

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Listen to "Center of the Universe" by Don't Idle Engine

 

Listen to an excerpt of "Aegean Spring" read at the Midwest Clinic Orchestra Reading session here!

 

View one of our featured titles, "Victory March," here.

 

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