Dylan Findley writes music to as a sacred act of expressing intangible truths through emotion. He has been awarded commissions by the Barlow Endowment, New American Voices, American Guild of Organists Student Commissioning Project, the 2016 Atlantic Music Festival Contemporary Ensemble, and the Barlow Student Composition Award. He wrote for the 2015 Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival and participated in the 2014 Beijing Modern Music Festival. He is currently writing for the PULSE Trio and the Transamerican Duo and will write for Transient Canvas for the 2017 ALBA Music Festival. He currently studies with Lansing McLoskey at the University of Miami, where he is finishing his Master’s degree in Composition. Listen at www.dylanfindley.com

Compositions

Four Miniatures and a Prelude for a Somewhat Large Chamber Orchestra: (V. Prelude)



This prelude is based on a merengue.


strengthen the body/enliven the soul



"Yea, all things which come of the earth, in the season thereof, are made for the benefit and the use of man, both to please the eye and to gladden the heart; Yea, for food and for raiment, for taste and for smell, to strengthen the body and to enliven the soul." -Doctrine and Covenants 59:18-19.


Improvisations V: Two-Track Mind



The performer's sounds are recorded and spit out in (somewhat) randomized rhythmic units. The form is determined by the juxtaposition of repeating rhythmic cells, especially in their density. The performer freely improvises within the character of the resultant rhythms. Made with Pd Extended.


Oh, That Light!