This will be a theme and variations on Ernst Toch's classic Geographical Fugue in keeping with the feel (and cheeky classicism) of the original.
All syllables will be taken from the original and include eight more locations from around the globe.
All project members can vote for which locations will be included! Watch out for the poll in the comments section of the project page.
About Paul John Rudoi
Paul John Rudoi is an award-winning composer, conductor, tenor vocalist, and arts entrepreneur.
Deemed “indisputably unique, confident, and innovative” through the American Prize, Paul’s award-winning compositions have been commissioned and performed by various ensembles and artists throughout North America and Europe. His work has garnered numerous grants from the Jerome Foundation, the ACF, MRAC, MSAB, the NEA, and ASCAP. His music is published through PJR Music alongside Graphite, Santa Barbara, Walton, Morningstar, and ECS music publishers.
As a professional tenor vocalist, Paul has performed and recorded a wide range of music in professional ensembles nationwide, including Seraphic Fire, The Santa Fe Desert Chorale, and Cantus. During his tenure in Cantus, he premiered dozens of new works, traveled on four continents, conducted and educated via masterclasses driven by Cantus’ artistic and programming model, and advocated for arts education and empowerment through various outreach opportunities nationwide.
Paul is also a fierce advocate for new music trends, resources, and issues. His presentation at the 2015 NDSU Choral Symposium, “LIVING SETS: Choral Organisms for the 21st Century,” proposed that the entire choral field should consider new music in the context of composers’ lifelong musical contributions, not just one’s next popular published work. He is also the CEO of “Consortio,” designed to help composers, conductors, and ensembles find common themes and interests for consortium-based commissioning while offering tools and services to make such commissioning more readily accessible and feasible.
Paul holds degrees from The Hartt School and the University of Oregon (expected June, 2018). His teachers have included Sharon Paul, Robert Kyr, Libby Larsen, and Edward Bolkovac.