"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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Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Greetings from Roanoke Island Festival Park on North Carolinaís Outer Banks, the site of the eighth annual illuminations festival. Weíre giving 66 performances in the next 40 days -- solo recitals, chamber music, percussion ensemble, brass ensemble, jazz, orchestra, Shakespeare, ballet, contemporary dance and film. Most performances are taking place in the outdoor theater at Festival Park, but some of the more intimate ones will take place in the parkís Art Gallery and in the Elizabethan Gardens.

Guitarist Genevieve Leitner

(While Wiki holds sway at S21, Iím not participating, because Iím on dialup out here. But thanks, whoever it was, for putting up a Wiki page about me.)

This afternoon we had music by Brouwer, Pernambuco, Mertz, Andres, Bach and Stravinsky.

Art galleries encourage focused listening; blindfolds are optional

There are still a number of aspects I have to pull together in the coming week to get the rest of the summer rolling smoothly. Iíll try to check in, as long as the phones still work.

Denis Plutalov performs Agosti's arrangement of Stravinsky's "Firebird"