Northern Arts & Culture: Listening deeply with the music of Libby Meyer
A chat with the composer about her album To What Listens
Composer Libby Meyer asks you to listen deeply to what is around you.
She captures the moods and natural surroundings around her on her latest album, titled To What Listens, available now on Albany Records. The album has a strong sense of collaboration and environmental themes, drawing upon connections from near and far to highlight compositions of varying instrumentation and voices. There are stunning performances of musicians from across the Upper Great Lakes and ensembles from the Boston area, such as the Juventas New Music Ensemble and Cappella Clausura.
Libby lives in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and teaches as a Senior Lecturer in Music Theory/Composition at Michigan Technological University. Being in the Keweenaw region, she's served as Composer-in-Residence at Isle Royale National Park, and has been commissioned by the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra, ConScience Chamber Choir, and more.
Kurt Hauswirth had an opportunity to speak via a video chat with Libby about her release, and was also joined by guest violinist Scott Flavin to discuss the making of the album (both Scott and Libby are also now part of a three-person management team of the Pine Mountain Music Festival):
Stream the album on Spotify:
More information about the music of Libby Meyer is found at http://www.libbymeyermusic.com.
Find information about the 2022 Pine Mountain Music Festival at http://www.pinemountainmusicfestival.com.