The World Premiere of “becoming…” by Jeffrey Mumford

This world premiere was performed at Fulcrum Point New Music Project’s concert, Proclamation! The Black Composer Speaks. The Black Composer Speaks Series celebrates music by African American artists utilizing styles from neoclassical to free improvisation, concerto to collaborative, Afrocentric to abstract. Based on the award-winning treatise by David Baker, the program features three generations of brilliant African American musicians. Look forward to more concerts celebrating black composers in 2017!

“becoming…” was written by award-winning composer Jeffrey Mumford. It is an abstract expression of the beauty of light and clouds, commissioned for piano virtuoso Winston Choi. Mumford’s music has been performed all over the world. In his career, he has received numerous fellowships, grants, awards, and commissions, including a Guggenheim Fellowship.