Werfelmann Compositions Performed in South Carolina, Florida

May. 23, 2018

Werfelmann Compositions Performed in South Carolina, Florida
Werfelmann with resident performer Douglas O’Connor

David Werfelmann’s recent multi-movement composition received another hearing last month at Furman University, with the Consortium World Premiere performance of "On the Shoulders of Giants." The composition is built around the scientific accomplishments of Copernicus, Galileo and Kepler. Each movement portrays the scientific revelations these men made to further our understanding of the universe.

Werfelmann is assistant professor in the Department of Music, teaching courses in composition and music theory, and leading the Bachelor of Arts in Music degree program in Webster University's Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts.

In addition, as part of the University of South Florida 2018 new music festival and symposium, Werfelmann's work for saxophone and piano, "Fractals in the Afterglow," was included on the Friday evening concert and featured resident performer Douglas O’Connor. The festival featured music by 50 living composers from around the world.

Werfelmann is spending the first weeks of summer break at PLAYA, a multi-disciplinary residency program in Oregon. The PLAYA mission: "On the edge of the Great Basin, PLAYA offers creative individuals the space, solitude and the community to reflect and to engage their work through its residency program. PLAYA supports innovative thinking through work in the arts, literature, natural sciences and other fields of creative inquiry and encourages dialogue between disciplines to bring positive change to the environment and the world."

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