Composer Asha Srinivasan to feature in Madison New Music Festival

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Composer Asha Srinivasan Photo: Lawrence.edu

Indian American Asha Srinivasan is among the five classical musical composers whose performances will be showcased at a virtual classical concert hosted by Madison New Music Festival on its fifth anniversary. The Wisconsin Composers Project Concert will feature prerecorded performances of works by five composers on September 25 starting at 7:30 p.m. CT at madisonnewmusic.org

The concert will feature Brent Michael Davids’ “In Wisconsin Woods,” performed by the composer; Jerry Hui’s “Quarantine Canzonets,” performed by Jennifer D’Agostino, soprano and Michael Roemer, baritone; Laura Schwendinger’s “All the Pretty Little Horses,” performed by cellist Trace Johnson; Asha Srinivasan’s “Dyadic Affinities,” performed by tubist Tom Curry; and Lawren Brianna Ware’s “Borealis,” performed by the composer.

The concert will be followed by the composers themselves talking about their influences as well as how living in Wisconsin has shaped their music.

According to Srinivasan’s website, she is a composer and Associate Professor of Music (Theory/Composition/Electronic Music) at Lawrence University, Appleton, WI.

Involved with music since early childhood and training in Carnatic music  since the age of six in India, Srinivasan says on her website that she was inroduced to

Western classical music through the public school system where she took her first Music Theory class which “sparked” her passion for creating music.

“I am enthralled by the possibilities of integrating aspects of the Carnatic style into the Western music idiom. Thus, I draw from my Western musical training and my Indian heritage to create my compositional language,” she says.
Several record companies have released her works on CDs.

Srinivasan has won national and international awards for her composition Dviraag. her website says.

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