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David T. Little

Merri Cyr
b. 1978

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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:
JFK (2016) Grand opera in two acts
Dog Days (2012) opera for 6 singers, 1 actor and amplified chamber ensemble
Soldier Songs (2006/2011) for baritone and amplified septet
The Conjured Life (2017) for orchestra
Haunt of Last Nightfall (2010) for percussion quartet and electronics


Looking Ahead: In September, Bowling Green State University faculty and students perform an all-Little program of solo and chamber works at the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Toledo Museum of Art. The program features the world premiere of solo cello work how it begins / how it ends, performed by Brian Snow of Newspeak.

In October, Los Angeles Opera stages Little's monodrama Soldier Songs, featuring David Adam Moore in a production by Beth Morrison Projects.
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