zosua Hej

Joshua Hey (USA) is a composer living in Philadelphia as a PhD candidate at the University of Pennsylvania. His music has been commissioned and per-formed by the Daedalus Quartet, ICE, Ensemble Dal Niente, PRISM, Omaha Symphony, Quatuor Bozzini, Bearthoven, Variant 6, and Marilyn Nonken, among others. The work has been presented through MATA, Time of Mu-sic—Musiikin aika,June in Buffalo, Etchings, RED NOTE, Composit, the American Conservatory in Fontainebleau, and as composer-in-residence at ICon Arts in Sibiu, Romania. He received 2ndplace in the SCI/ASCAP Student Composition Competition, was an ASCAP Morton Gould finalist, and was awarded prizes from the Eastman School and University of Pennsylvania. He has also received residencies from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts. In 2014-15, he was a visiting scholar at the Sibelius Academy on a Jane and Aatos Erkko fellowship from the Ameri-can-Scandinavian Foundation.

Specks, smeared for male voice and bass clarinet . The text (written by the composer) is mostly nonsense, though vari-ous wordpainting vignettes gradually cause a highly-abstract thematic frame-work to emerge.