Concert of New MusicGAMBIER, Ohio (February 26, 2010) Music composed by Victoria Malawey, assistant professor of music, will be performed by students, faculty, and staff on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. The free concert in Brandi Recital Hall features chamber music and choral compositions.
Malawey has been an avid composer for years, and in 2008 she was awarded a Whiting Teaching Fellowship that allowed her to spend the academic year writing new music. "My goals were to write music specifically for students and other members of the Kenyon community, playing to their strengths and abilities, and to provide opportunities for playing new chamber music," she said.
She specializes in the analysis of contemporary American pop-rock music, the music of Björk, and gender studies. Malawey earned a bachelor's in music at the Chicago Musical College of Roosevelt University and a master's and doctorate in music theory at Indiana University.
Eighteen students will perform Tuesday with Robin Cash, director of special projects in Enrollment and Student Affairs; Robert Milnikel, associate professor of mathematics; and Paula Turner, associate provost and associate professor of physics.
The compositions include "In Memoriam Phillip A. Chandler," "Abnegation," "Nomina Musica," "Winter Waltz," "Hiatus: Raindrops," "Another Ecstatic Opening Out," and "Nightbreak." Each movement in "Nomina Musica" is dedicated to an ensemble performer and their names comprise the musical material in the movement.