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Intersection

Intersection Sessions: Thad Anderson


Composer Thad Anderson plays an instrument of his own invention called a ‘Vibrakit’. It’s a combination of vibraphone and drum kit. His work ‘Northbound’, was inspired by a trip on SunRail. We stopped by Anderson’s studio at the University of Central Florida to hear him play a couple movements from the piece.
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From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

Modern Classical Music in Orlando


The wave of appreciation for modern classical music in Orlando shows no signs of cresting. In the past couple of years, we’ve witnessed an unusual sight: adventurous, young listeners – well, young-ish – filling seats at classical concerts – or even standing at rock clubs – to hear music by Philip Glass, Steve Reich and other living composers. No one group can claim credit for the shift – the Bach Festival Society, the Civic Minded Five, the Central Florida Composers Forum, New Score Chamber Orchestra and Accidental Music Festival have all had a hand in it. Those last two groups are involved in this summer’s most ambitious new music event: the Marathon AMF, happening May 7th at Timucua Arts White …
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