The Garden of Forking Paths, for Orchestra

After five years of exclusively writing chamber music, I have dedicated this spring to composing a new work for orchestra: The Garden of Forking Paths. I sketched a plan of the whole piece back in March and have spent the past few weeks realizing it one passage at a time. While the end of the … Continue reading

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Iowa Performance

Nine Coins will be performed this Saturday at the University of Iowa as part of the Exchange 0f Midwest Collegiate Composers. The performance will take place on 4/17/2015 at 4pm at UCC Recital Hall.  The piece opens with a cello solo, which will be performed by Esther Seitz. Luiz Viquez will play clarinet, and I … Continue reading

Uqbar: Confessions Part I (of II)

I often find myself charmed by olde things. I owe the discovery of Uqbar to the conjunction of a mirror and an encyclopedia. Late one night, as is often the perfect time for fantastic discoveries, I happened upon an obscure, lost country while searching articles on Mirrors. (The Mirror is an ongoing artistic fascination/project of mine. … Continue reading

The Avoidance of a Word (KC Performance) I composed The Avoidance of a Word for Music From China. We premiered the work last October in NYC. Toward the end of April, we performed the work again in Kansas City. https://soundcloud.com/scottsteele/the-avoidance-of-a-word-1