"There are no two points so distant from one another that they cannot be connected by a single straight line -- and an infinite number of curves."

Composer Lawrence Dillon has produced an extensive body of work, from brief solo pieces to a full-length opera. Three disks of his music are due out in 2010 on the Bridge, Albany and Naxos labels. In the past year, he has had commissions from the Emerson String Quartet, the Cassatt String Quartet, the Mansfield Symphony, the Boise Philharmonic, the Salt Lake City Symphony, the Ravinia Festival, the Daedalus String Quartet, the Kenan Institute for the Arts, the University of Utah and the Idyllwild Symphony Orchestra.

Although he lost 50% of his hearing in a childhood illness, Dillon began composing as soon as he started piano lessons at the age of seven. In 1985, he became the youngest composer to earn a doctorate at The Juilliard School, and was shortly thereafter appointed to the Juilliard faculty. Dillon is now Composer in Residence at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where he has served as Music Director of the Contemporary Ensemble, Assistant Dean of Performance, and Interim Dean of the School of Music. He was the Featured American Composer in the February 2006 issue of Chamber Music magazine.

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Monday, January 01, 2007
Year Two

The New Year is a convenient signpost from which to look back on my second year of blogging. In this case, reviewing the past is helpful to the reviewer, as an assessment of where Iíve been. If you find this kind of thing tiresome, please read no further.


The February issue of Chamber Music magazine hits the bulk mailboxes, with Kyle Gannís wonderful article on my work. Also, my String Quartet No. 3: Air is premiered, prompting this very nice feature in the Winston-Salem Journal.

The International Horn Society announces a prize for Revenant: Concerto for Horn and Orchestra.


Amadeus ex machina tours Austria as part of the 250th birthday celebration for Mozart.


Augusta Read Thomas was the featured guest of our Twenty-first Century Residencies program, reported on here and here.


American premiere of What Happened.


John Kennedy conducts the Spoleto Festival Orchestra in a successful performance of Amadeus ex machina.


Seven performances of Wright Flight take off from the Outer Banks.


Completion of Symphony No. 2: Singing silver.


The remarkable Kyle Gann pays a visit.


Appendage is the featured work on the 2006 Shake It Up Festival in Greensboro.


Premiere of Singing silver, performed by the composer and ICE, at the first Sequenza21 concert in New York.


Jeffrey James Arts Consulting publishes the 2007 edition of Cadenza.

Here's looking forward to a peaceful and productive 2007 for all of you.