Wishing the best to Music From China

Last Fall, Music From China premiered my piece, “The Avoidance of a Word.” I had the privilege of traveling to New York City to perform the percussion part with them at the premiere at Symphony Space in Manhattan. Their hospitality, kindness, and support will always be remembered. Next week hear them perform music by my teachers … Continue reading

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Uqbar: Confessions Part II (of II)

The first Uqbar post was written in an earnest tone. Now, I will confess: Uqbar is a fiction. Literature is one of my main nonmusical influences. The foundation of my approach to musical form is rooted books like Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse V (look for a post on Vonnegut and form coming soon). It was Jorge Luis Borges who initiated my fascination with … Continue reading

Back in May, I was honored to have two pieces premiered during the 2014 Pittsburgh Festival of New Music. Trillium Ensemble opened Saturday’s concert with Conversations w/ Ligeti & Heidegger & Mom in the Background.  Listen to their premiere performance here: https://soundcloud.com/scottsteele/conversations-w-ligeti-heidegger-mom-in-the-background-1 Trillium has also performed and recorded Silent Spring by Mark Fromm. Also on the … Continue reading

Scott Steele Pittsburgh Festival Premieres

In this video, I talk about my upcoming premieres on the Pittsburgh Festival of New Music.