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chorale from Three Sabbaths
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"Thomas Cabaniss's score exudes a contemporary, atonal beauty seasoned with just a pinch of lush, Broadway-worthy melody."
This is the
website for Thomas Cabaniss, a
composer of music for opera,
dance, theater, and the concert stage.
invited to join the faculty of the Mannes College The New School for
Music. I'll be teaching a new course called The Art of Musical Engagement,
working with incoming freshmen on ways to develop reflective practices
that can inform their lives as musical artists. I'll continue teaching
at Juilliard, this year offering a new theory elective on the
perception of time in the music of Stravinsky, Messiaen, and Carter.
With the Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall, I'll be leading
songwriting workshops and working on LinkUp, which continues to grow
and spread its interactive approach to places like Sapporo, Japan and
On November 8, I'll
premiere a new work for soprano, baritone, and piano, based on the
words of John F. Kennedy at Symphony Space in Manhattan, and on
November 23 I am excited to be included on a program of new songs at
the BAM Next Wave Festival in Brooklyn. If you are in town, please come
to one or both!
"Cabaniss's score plays a vital role in shaping our perceptions—providing stentorian, driving drum passages; tumbling piano sequences; achingly sweet violin melodies; and much more."