David Homan
It is what it is

“It is what is is” was composed during a period of my life where I’ve lost three close friends due to various changes in my live and theirs.  In the process of dealing with the issue of having to actually put the past behind you and move forward, I came to realize that the I lost track more and more of what I had around me as I focused on what I’ve lost.  It wasn’t a good way to move forward.

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Composed by David Homan
Commission by Randy James Dance Works (www.rjdw.org)

Performed Live by:
Cyrus Beroukhim, Violin
Tom Palny, Viola
Arash Amini, Cello
Xiayin Wang, Piano

David Homan is a composer and collaborative artist.  A trained actor/director and pianist, he has composed music for numerous productions of Shakespeare and modern plays, including Einstein's Dreams, which was premiered by the Colorado String Quartet, and heard at the 2001 New York Fringe Festival (with the production's receiving an extended run at the Kraine Theatre, and winning Best Director in the Festival).  He has also toured Europe (Florence and Budapest) as a playwright/composer/actor, and written theatrical scores for As You Like It, Mars Bars, Hamlet, King Lear, Twelfth Night, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Orwell's 1984, and Great Expectations, among others.  As part of an Artist’s Residency on Norton Island for the Eastern Frontier Society July 2004, he created the score for a modern dance work by Renata Celichowska entitled Black Ribbons, and continued work on his play/novel, based on his chamber piece All Our Yesterdays.

Dedicated to live composition for theatre, dance, chamber music, and musical theatre, Mr. Homan's current projects emphasize collaboration in live performance and communication between performers and creators in various fields.

Recent projects include commissions with choreographer Davis Robertson for BalletNY at the Joyce Theatre, with Mary Seidman and Dancers as part of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and a work at DTW premiered by D3: Valerie Madonia, Suzanne Goldman, and Moly Daly.  David’s music has been performed at Weill Hall/Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, CAMI Hall, the Thalia at Symphony Space, the Joyce Theatre, and the Harmione Club.  The Da Capo Chamber Players and the American Symphony Orchestra have also performed his works.  New projects include composing a work with choreographer Adrienne Celeste Fadjo (ACF-Dance) and Russell Kaplan (New Sounds Theatre), creating the musical score for the fantasy novel The Queen of Hearts (to be released in May 2008), and collaborating with Davis Robertson on a new work for Ballet Arts, among other projects.  He is the founding director of the Live Arts Collaboration, a non-profit dedicated to producing multidisciplinary works in NYC, and the Executive Director of the American-Israel Cultural Foundation.

For other samples of his work, or more information, visit www.homanmusic.com

                                               
                                               
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