The music's a march and it's being played by a band,* but there's no football game and the performers get to stay seated.
The WVU Wind Symphony will be performing their spring concert tonight (Tuesday April 14). The concert features West Virginia composer David Williams conducting the WVU Wind Symphony in his new piece “And the Marches After Twilight.”
Here’s what Williams had to say about :And the Marches After Twilight" and the experience of conducting his own music:
David Williams describes "And the Marches after Twilight"
Tuba-player, band conductor, teacher, critic, and composer – David Williams has done a lot of different things, but he’s always stayed with music.
Williams discusses his musical journey
I asked a dangerous question … and I’ve now been warned that composers aren’t a reliable source for describing their own music style. Williams still had some insights; he also talked about his process for writing music, and how it’s changed over the years.
Musical style and process
Finally, we chatted about some of his future projects and the effect that writing reviews has had on his approach to music.
Future projects and writing about music