Hometown: Salt Lake City
July 4, 2013
Even growing list but I most admire: John Adams, Thomas Ades, Oliver Messiaen, Gyorgi Ligeti, Philip Glass, Sofia Gubaidulina, Unsuk Chin, Jennifer Higdon, Mark-Anthony Turnage, Aaron Jay Kernis, David Lang, Michael Gordon, Matmos, Tan Dun, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Georg Freidrick Haas, John Luther Adams, Kaija Saariaho, Stephen Hartke, Heiner Goebbels, Stephen Stucky, Poul Ruders, Arvo Part, Louis Andriessen, Charles Wourinen, John Harbison, John Corigliano, Steve Reich, Toro Takemitsu.
The Millenium Park outdoor performance of John Luther Adam's Iniksuit, accompanied by a monster rainstorm. http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-08-28/entertainment/ct-ent-0829-classical-inuksuit-20120829_1_eighth-blackbird-new-music-chicago-millennium-park
At least 3-4 times/month to live concerts, continuously reading the news, magazines, and searching YouTube for new performances.
Busy professional with a strong interest in music: more on the classical side with a bias towards modern and contemporary. I also play the viola with the Lakeview Orchestra, collect recordings of modern music, and read up on living composers.
Tachycardia and Bradyphrenia at once