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1 week ago

Woke up this morning to a text from Tesfa Wondemagegnehu ~ my "Joy" is being performed tonight at CARNEGIE HALL by the CHOIRS OF AMERICA COMBINED TREBLE ENSEMBLE under the direction of Doreen Rao. Woot!!

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1 week ago

Hello everyone ~ I have something special to share with you today. Some of you are already aware that I am now a creator on PATREON ~ what you might not understand is how or why I'm doing it. Today Patreon sent me this wonderful article regarding their vision, and I think it's an important read. For all creators. For all people FRUSTRATED by the overwhelming commercialism that is the internet today. Here's a great snippet:

"It’s more than a new platform and more than a new product: it’s a cultural sea change that is redefining what it means to be a professional creator. It’s fans demanding to pay artists for the joy they’re given every day. It’s artists demanding to be paid what they’re worth. It’s technology catching up to humanity. And it’s happening right now.

Last month, Patreon announced that we’re on track to send over $150 million to creators in 2017 alone, from over a million financially active patrons. Patrons are making subscription payments to creators, and they’re paying more per month than they pay for an Amazon Prime membership, or a Netflix subscription. Imagine that. Fans paying creators…."

Hope you take the time to read it ~ and if you ... See more

Welcome to the next phase of Patreon

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1 week ago

Inspiration.

StatusSilver x XTRAP - Finger Kaleidoscope 😱 🔥 🔥

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Song: Chainsmokers - Don't let me down

Full video => https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GC-PV2BSYD4

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2 weeks ago

My inspiration for today ~ a new text by Michael Dennis Browne and Luther's carol "Von Himmel hoch." 🙂

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2 weeks ago

I COULDN'T BE MORE THRILLED ABOUT THIS! Check out this video from last night's rehearsal with VOX Femina. This is an excerpt from the second movement: "Come, Spring."

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2 weeks ago

I love it when other people write about my music ~ especially when it's as well done as this!! Spending some wonderful time in L.A. this week, prepping for the performance of my new work "FLIGHT."

"FLIGHT is a multi-movement choral work by Jocelyn Hagen that was commissioned by Phil Hettema for Vox Femina’s 20th Anniversary season. The texts by Janet Windeler Ryan (“Sky Song”) and Julia Klatt Singer (“Come Spring” and “This Sky Falls”) are varied depictions of the act of taking flight. In “Sky Song”, flight is a process of becoming: the restless struggle to break the bonds of gravity and leave everything behind: the rooftops of civilization, the people who held you back. In victory, the music soars as flight is achieved: “this sky song is mine!” “Come Spring” is a longing for renewal. Angular, fragmented motives punctuate the silence like tender shoots poking through the frosty ground, building to a sudden ascent and a call for the return of Spring: returning birds, waking trees, and a restoration of the world’s beauty. “This Sky Falls” is a ballad with the groove of flight achieved, basking in the freedom of a glorious, sustained glide through the ... See more

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3 weeks ago

ONE WEEK FROM TODAY! 🙂

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3 weeks ago

For those of you itching to know more about the preview performance of SONGS FOR MUSKA and my week with Conspirare 🙂

This May I traveled to Texas for 3 preview performances of my new workSongs For Muska, commissioned and performed by the Grammy award-winning choral ensemble Conspirare, under the direction of Craig Hella Johnson

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1 month ago

Sometimes it definitely feels this way. But not always!

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1 month ago

My next adventure ~ can't believe it's only a few weeks away!!!

We end our 20th Anniversary season with a new beginning. Raising our voices with a dynamic new commission by Jocelyn Hagen, VOX renews our commitment to creating a world that affirms the worth and dignity of every person.

This concert will feature graduates of our first Choral Scholar Program and a dance accompaniment by @[1384736169:2048:Sarah Swenson] & VOX Dance Theater.

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1 month ago

What an incredible week!!! I cannot thank everyone at Conspirare enough for all their work delivering the preview performance of "Songs for Muska."

Beautiful voices ~ such passionate singing! And the interpretation of my score was spot on. I couldn't have imagined it more glorious or full of life.

I met so many wonderful people, and feel completely welcomed into the Conspirare family. I couldn't be more grateful.

Thank you to all of you who attended the concerts this weekend in Austin, Houston, and San Antonio! And for those of you who missed it, here's a video from one of the rehearsals. 🙂

"I'm in love! I won't deny it.
Even if you gouge out my green tattoos with a knife."

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1 month ago

What an incredible video created by UNC Charlotte!

Please take the time to watch and learn about the Requiem of Solace ~ a Sustainable Symphony project that features a new translation of the Brahms Requiem and my new work "Facets" from AMASS.

"Facets" from AMASS was commissioned by The Sorel Organization as a companion piece to the Brahms Requiem (4-hand piano version) and features four excerpted movements from my oratorio AMASS, rearranged for choir, soloists, and piano.

If this is a project that interests you, please contact me! We are hoping for many repeat performances of this exciting evening of music.

The University Chorale was joined by Sine Nomine for the Requiem of Solace, a musical meditation on death and life. Take a behind the scenes look at how the performance came together.

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1 month ago

Well worth the read, and an important message during Mental Health Awareness Month.

I grew up listening to this guy, among other grunge artists. I respected him so much - he was still exploring and trying new things with his music.

What a loss.

Chris Cornell died early Thursday morning. His band Soundgarden played a show on Wednesday night at the Fox Theater in Detroit. Two hours after the show ended, he was gone. For two days, I’ve been …

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1 month ago

Sneak peak for the concerts this weekend with Conspirare! This is the last half of "In the Lavender Stillness of Dawn," which features poetry by my dear cousin Meggan Tavel.

This piece was commissioned by the Flower Mound High School Women's Choir in 2009. 🙂

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1 month ago

In honor of Chris Cornell. R.I.P.

This song sounds like it was made for cello, and still resonates today. Enjoy our take on Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden ⚫️ ☀️

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1 month ago

Today I am drafting my pre-concert talks for the upcoming concerts in Texas with Conspirare. I am deeply humbled to be speaking about these brave, bold women in Afghanistan who treat writing poetry as a form of rebellion.

If you want to learn more about my project SONGS FOR MUSKA, and the inspiration behind my music ~ this is a short, incredible video that describes the oral tradition.

Learn more: http://pulitzercenter.org/projects/afghanistan-landai-pashtu-poems-women-expression-society-war Over 300 members of Mirman Baheer, the Ladies Lit...

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1 month ago

Today my "Benedictus," from the oratorio AMASS, will receive its premiere in Taiwan!

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1 month ago

"Because my love's American
blisters blossom on my heart."

~ traditional Landay (poem) from Afghanistan
SONGS FOR MUSKA receiving preview performance next weekend in Texas by CONSPIRARE

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1 month ago

In exactly a week I'll be in rehearsal with Conspirare in Austin, Texas, prepping a preview performance of SONGS FOR MUSKA!! The texts are by women from Afghanistan ~ here are two landays that I've set in a song called "I'm in love":

"I'm in love! I won't deny it, even if
you gouge out my green tattoos with a knife.

How much simpler can love be?
Let's get engaged now. Text me."

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1 month ago

I stumbled upon this picture recently. I didn't know that Vincent Van Gogh was buried next to his brother Theo. It makes total sense. They had an amazing relationship and incredible bond. I enjoyed so much reading Vincent's letters to his brother.

Those letters were the inspiration for my extended song DEAR THEO: LETTERS FROM VINCENT VAN GOGH, for tenor and percussion.

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