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2009
San Diego Composers Collective

Ben Hackbarth
Charlie Wilmoth
Brian Griffeath-Loeb
Yiheng Yvonne Wu
Vincent Raikhel
Aaron Helgeson
New Music from San Diego

Open End - Ben Hackbarth
Sixteen Sound Bite - Charlie Wilmoth
Sequitur, Non? - Brian Griffeath-Loeb
If Where is of to Why - Aaron Helgeson
Utterance - Yiheng Yvonne Wu
Anther - Vincent Raikhel

Famously surounded by sprawl to the north, Mexico to the south, the ocean to the west and the desert to the east, much of San Diego feels like an isolated beach town that never stopped growing, or an LA that never started. But this sleepy, sunny city hosts one of the country's most active new music communities, centered around the youthful music program at the University of California, San Diego in La Jolla. None of the six composers represented here are older than 30, and all demonstrate the extraordinary vitality of new classical music in San Diego.

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Open End


Sixteen Sound Bite


Sequitur, Non?


If Where is of to Why


Utterance


Anther