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Professor David Lefkowitz shares news of new CD

July 7th, 2011 · 19 Comments

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Here’s some information from Music Department Composistion Chair David Lefkowitz on a recently-released CD:

  • David S. Lefkowitz: Music of Contradictions
  • For much of my career as a composer, I have enjoyed creating music with different-often contradictory-faces: atonal yet tonal, dissonant yet consonant, fast yet slow, granular and intricate yet long-lined and melodic, repeating basic patterns without ever repeating itself. These faces often exist in tension with one another, or, like an optical illusion, one face will seem all but invisible, until suddenly the image “flips” and our perception utterly changes. The old hag is suddenly seen as a young beauty, the vase is suddenly a pair of people kissing, and the Necker Cube, pointing down and to the left, suddenly points up and to the right.

    The music of this CD, exploring inherent oppositions, covers nearly 25 years of compositions, and ranges from solo work through quartets and quintets.

    Tags: Alumni · Composers · Composition · Composition · Faculty · School of Music · Students

    19 responses so far ↓

    • bruinsalum98 // Jul 8, 2011 at 12:31 am

      The strings at the beginning of the TROY1247 sample were quite soothing, definitely going to pick up a copy at albany records. Beautiful music David.

    • natostanco // Aug 5, 2011 at 10:35 am

      Keep it up, it is always pleaseant to listen such good and awesome music.

    • iphone 5 fiyatı // Sep 26, 2011 at 4:08 pm

      The strings at the beginning of the TROY1247 sample were quite soothing, definitely going to pick up a copy at albany records. Beautiful music David.

    • establishd // Oct 19, 2011 at 8:16 am

      This is a fantastic blog, thanks very much I was impressed like the above comment the strings at the beginning of the Troy sample were pretty unreal.

      Thanks very much

    • tatanka // Oct 25, 2011 at 12:52 pm

      Such music is beautiful.

    • priapulido // Oct 27, 2011 at 6:51 pm

      David again surprises us with his beautiful music

    • remote-dba // Nov 2, 2011 at 4:36 am

      Awesome and exclusive music by David S. Lefkowitz. Appreciate.

    • golldhamster // Nov 6, 2011 at 4:09 am

      I love the concept of contradictions within creative pieces – I have always believed that beauty and emotion can best be found in the dissonance of pairings that are naturally opposed to each other. I’ve studied this in art and language, and look forward to hearing your musical expression of this concept.

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    • Idol Lash // Nov 22, 2011 at 12:51 pm

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    • afzam // Dec 5, 2011 at 1:32 am

      what kind of music this album. I can’t classified it.


    • Market Watches // Dec 28, 2011 at 7:05 am

      It seems interesting that a new CD just released, I want to listen …
      Music is something beautiful to sung & to be heard,,,,,,,,, 😀

      Thank u for sharing about news!


    • sethschonfeld // Dec 30, 2011 at 4:06 am

      Im going to have to check out your CD, you were recomended to me from a friend who said your music was up my alley.

      -Seth Music

    • gsatga // Jan 3, 2012 at 5:31 am

      I am amazed of the duality of music. Simplicity and complexity drawing on the human emotion. Well done expressing this in this album.

    • bloxorz2 // Jan 26, 2012 at 1:28 pm

      David S. Lefkowitz Music isn’t bad:)

    • Smith // Feb 2, 2012 at 3:15 am

      The music track is very soothing. Nicely done

    • Computer-Repairs // Feb 7, 2012 at 2:17 pm

      Love this music!

    • allcellrepairs // Nov 2, 2012 at 7:37 am

      I have one word, ‘Beautiful’.

    • ada // Jul 9, 2013 at 8:53 am

      I love this musics very much