Thursday, Jul 30, 7-8 PM

Live From My Living Room with Philip Schuessler

Live From My Living Room seeks to reconnect musicians with audiences and music lovers with each other while remaining socially distant. Fans can comment to the performer and discuss with each other in real time. This week, we're happy to be joined by composer Philip Schuessler, a native Birminghamian, who is now a professor at Southeastern Louisiana University. This performance will stream on our YouTube and Facebook pages. Direct links will be posted soon. Artist bio: Philip Schuessler is a composer of solo, chamber, and large ensemble works as well as of electro-acoustic, folk, and experimental popular music. Recently awarded the Music Teachers National Association Distinguished Composer of the Year for his saxophone quartet Sunburst Carousel, Schuessler writes music that explores the intricacies of subtle, delicate timbres and dynamics through extended acoustic resources. Many world-renowned artists and ensembles have championed his music, including Yarn/Wire, Hypercube, Mantra Percussion Ensemble, Dither Guitar Quartet, and Hub New Music. His works have been performed at numerous international festivals, conferences, residencies and workshops. Notable awards for his music come from Duo Fujin's Composition Competition; Random Access Music's Call for Scores; the International Cello Loft Competition; New Music USA; and the Bourges International Competition of Electroacoustic Music. His music is published by Pendula Music, Potenza Music, Murphy Music Press, Alia Music, TUX People's Music, and SCI Journal of Scores. Recordings of his compositions may be found on the Centaur, Curvepoint Media, Innova, Janus, and Capstone labels. He currently teaches music theory and composition at Southeastern Louisiana University and is Assistant Director and co-founder of the New Orleans-based contemporary arts organization Versipel New Music. Website: Social Media: Facebook Twitter Instagram