An Interview with Brooklyn Composer Andrew Norman, Just Named to the USC Thornton School of Music's Faculty
Composer Andrew Norman has been living and working in Brooklyn, but he's no stranger to Los Angeles. Norman studied at USC (and Yale University) and is the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra's composer-in-residence as a part of their Sound Investment program. Now, USC's Thornton School of Music has announced that Norman will start teaching at USC this fall.
Another Brooklyn composer, Ted Hearne, is also joining Thornton as a full-time professor. Hearne's Stem was recently performed at Walt Disney Concert Hall as part of the LA Phil's Brooklyn Festival. Hearne will start at USC next year.
KUSC's Brian Lauritzen sat down with Norman in April to talk about when he first knew he wanted to write music, the Brooklyn classical composition scene and composing for LACO. Listen to Brian Lauritzen's Interview with Andrew Norman here:
An exerpt of Norman's The Great Swiftness, performed by LACO: