May the Bridges I Burn Light My Way
The Music of Jeffrey Holmes
Featuring Mike Kudirka, guitar; Brian Head, guitar; Shalini Vijayan, violin; Mari Kawamura, piano; Donald Crockett, conductor; plus over a dozen of Los Angeles’ best new music performers!
World Premiere Recordings
Jeffrey Holmes composes post-spectral, teleological music incorporating elements of mysticism and lyrical expression. His creative inspiration is rooted in primitive myths, transcendent legends, and dramatic elemental landscapes in their primal and violent natural states. As a traditionalist, he composes music for acoustic orchestral instruments, using standard notational methods; as a formalist, he works within a complex and unique non-octave diatonic, chromatic, and microtonal language; as a transcendentalist, he combines the inherent abstraction of sound with a greater meaning and possibility of interpretation through the use of lyricism and overt expression. His music has been described as Captivating haunting and slightly disorienting. (LA Times) Interesting and musically arresting, music to be really heard and deserving of reflection. (Society of Composers, INC)
“Captivating…the haunting and slightly disorienting sound disrupts and engages the open ear.” — LA Times
“Michael Kudirka, … A leading proponent of new directions in classical-guitar music.” — Classical Guitar Magazine