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Winner of 2020 LMF Composition Challenge "COVID-19: Through a Pandemic"

๐–๐ˆ๐๐๐„๐‘ ๐€๐๐๐Ž๐”๐๐‚๐„๐ƒ!!

๐™๐™๐™ž๐™จ ๐™–๐™ฌ๐™–๐™ง๐™™ ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™จ๐™ฅ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™จ๐™ค๐™ง๐™š๐™™ ๐™—๐™ฎ ๐™๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™š๐™™ ๐™๐™š๐™–๐™ก๐™ฉ๐™ฎ ๐™‚๐™ง๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฅ ๐™–๐™จ ๐™ฅ๐™๐™ž๐™ก๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ง๐™ค๐™ฅ๐™ฎ ๐™–๐™ฅ๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™ค๐™–๐™˜๐™ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™จ๐™ช๐™ฅ๐™ฅ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™จ ๐™–๐™ง๐™ฉ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ข๐™ช๐™จ๐™ž๐™˜ ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ข๐™ข๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ฎ.

Lisker Music Foundation is thrilled to announce Garrison Gerard (b.1994) and his original composition "Discourse", as the winner of the ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ ๐‹๐Œ๐… ๐‚๐จ๐ฆ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐‚๐ก๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐ง๐ ๐ž - ๐‚๐Ž๐•๐ˆ๐ƒ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—: ๐“๐ก๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐ก ๐š ๐๐š๐ง๐๐ž๐ฆ๐ข๐œ. Garrison is an American composer of electroacoustic and concert music. Characterized by dramatic gestures and moments of arresting luminosity, his music is an exploration through intimate sound worlds. His work builds on multiple traditions spanning from spectralism, modernism, and minimalism as well as reaching back to the classical canon and renaissance music.

His music has been presented internationally with performances by groups such as [Mod]ular Ensemble, Fort Worth

Symphony, and Nu Atmospheres Ensemble. An ardent collaborator, he has been commissioned by ensembles and soloists such as Andrew Cook, Spencer Byrd, the Avenue C Project, Atelier Piano Quartet, and Amorsima String Trio. In 2020 Gerard served as Artist-in-Residence of Padre Island National Seashoreโ€”he recorded sounds across the island and incorporated them in multiple pieces exploring the biomes and environmental impact of society along the coast of Texas.

Gerard completed his Masters degree in Music Composition from the University of North Texas and received a Bachelors in Piano from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas. He is currently a PhD candidate at the University of North Texas in Denton, where he serves as a composition teaching fellow.

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