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David T. Little

 b. 1978Merri Cyr

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David T. Little composes music that is potent, dramatic, and harvested from the spectrum of human emotion * Infuses rock elements into the classical idiom * Explores political, historical, social, and existential issues in chamber, orchestral, operatic, and multimedia works * Recordings on New Amsterdam and Innova labels * Frequent participant in multi-media projects as a performer and composer * Dog Days was praised as "one of the most exciting new operas of recent years," (the Wall Street Journal) * Performed around the world by artists such as Kronos Quartet, eighth blackbird, So Percussion, NOW Ensemble, New World Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Beth Morrison Projects and New York City Opera * Founding Artistic Director and drummer of Newspeak, an amplified chamber ensemble * Current Composer-in-Residence with Opera Philadelphia, Gotham Chamber Opera, and Music-Theatre Group.

Works by David T. Little Include:
Dog Days (2012) opera for 6 singers, 1 actor and amplified chamber ensemble
Soldier Songs (2006/2011) for baritone and amplified septet
Haunt of Last Nightfall (2010) for percussion quartet and electronics
sweet light crude (2007) for soprano, electric guitar, clarinet, violin, cello, drum set, vibraphone, and synth
SCREAMER! – a three ring blur for orchestra (2002)

Looking Ahead: David T. Little’s The Conjured Life for orchestra receives its world premiere this August at the Cabrillo Festival. His acclaimed opera JFK receives its Canadian premiere with the Opera de Montreal in early 2018.


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