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Local Composer, Daniel Bowen, Performs on the Mid South Audio Stage

Local Composer, Daniel Bowen, Performs on the Mid South Audio Stage


BACK IF YOU ARE STILL ON THE FENCE ABOUT CLEARING YOUR CALENDAR ON NOVEMBER 1 TO SEE “THE LAUNCH”, IN JUST A FEW MINUTES WE ARE SURE YOU WILL HAVE NO DOUBT. BY LOCAL COMPOSER DANIEL BOWEN WHO IS HEADLINING NEXT MONTH’S SHOW. WELCOME TO THE SHOW, DANIEL >>THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.>>I TO ASK YOU, WHEN DID YOU START TO WRITE MUSIC?>>WOW. MY EARLIEST MUSIC STARTED AT SEVEN YEARS OLD.>>REALLY?>>I WOULD SAY THAT I MAY BE STARTED RIGHT IN MY EARLY TEENAGE YEARS. MY FIRST WORK, BLOOD MOON WAS IN 2016 WAS ALL ORIGINAL MUSIC.>>OH, MY!>>AND WORKED WITH ORCHESTRAS AND DONE WORK FOR OTHER ARTISTS, BUT MY FIRST WORK WAS TWO YEARS AGO.>>NOW, YOU ARE A GRADUATE OF STEPHEN DECATUR HIGH SCHOOL?>>YES.>>TALK TO US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF ART IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.>>YEAH, I CANNOT STRESS IT ENOUGH. IT IS SUPER IMPORTANT TO HAVE THAT. THERE ARE SO MANY STUDIES THAT CONNECT ART, PARTICULARLY MUSIC, WITH FOCUS AND ATTENTION AND HIGHER GRADES AND THAT KIND OF THING. ARE SO MANY TRANSFERABLE SKILLS THAT YOU CAN USE IN THE REAL WORLD WITH MUSIC.>>NOW, YOU HAVE LAUNCHED A NONPROFIT CALLED CENTURY 21?>>YES.>>SYMPHONY 21 WAS BORN OUT OF MY LOVE FOR THE ORCHESTRA, PARTICULARLY, THE WAY THAT I USE THE ORCHESTRA IN A MORE MODERN WAY. WE DO SYNCHRONIZED LIGHTING, AND VISUAL EFFECTS PROJECTED ON THE SCREEN. USE ELECTRONIC SYNTHESIZERS LIKE THE ONES I HAVE HERE TODAY. AND I WANTED TO BRING THAT IN A FORM THAT COULD INSPIRE AND EDUCATE YOUNG PEOPLE. SO THE 21 IN THE NAME IS THE 21ST CENTURY. WE ARE BASICALLY JUST TRYING TO MAKE THE ORCHESTRA MORE ACCESSIBLE FOR MAYBE THOSE WHO DID NOT GROW UP WITH CLASSICAL MUSIC, BUT WE USE DIFFERENT GENRES AND ELEMENTS OF POPULAR MUSIC THAT THEY MAY LISTEN TO, KIND OF A GOOD WAY TO GET AN INTRODUCTION TO THE ORCHESTRA.>>WOW.>>AND YOU ACTUALLY TRAVEL AND VISIT DIFFERENT SCHOOLS?>>YES. A FEW WEEKS AGO WE VISITED THE BUCKINGHAM ELEMENTARY. I WENT TO PARIS IN HOUSTON, ALL OVER THE COUNTRY, TO PRESENT AN ASSEMBLY TO THEM TO REALLY SHOW THEM THE MOVE MODERN ORCHESTRA, THE ELECTRIC VIOLIN, ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC AND DJING, HOW TO MERGE THESE DIFFERENT THINGS AND WROTE A SONG TOGETHER AS WELL.>>I WILL BET YOU THEY HAD A LOT OF FUN WITH THAT.>>ABSOLUTELY.>>NOW, WHAT WILL YOU BE DOING AT “THE LAUNCH”?>>WELL, I WILL PERFORM MY ALBUM “BLOOD MOON” DURING THE SECOND HALF OF THE SHOW. WE WILL HAVE A CHAMBER ORCHESTRA JOINING ME ON STAGE, SO JUST SOME STRING INSTRUMENTS, A FRENCH HORN. IN IT IS ALL INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC BUT IT WILL BE SUPPORTED BY IMAGES.>>LET’S GO OVER THE WHAT, WHERE, OF THE LAUNCH. OF COURSE, IT IS HAPPENING NOVEMBER 4 AT 7:00 P.M. AT THE OC PERFORMING ARTS CENTER. IF YOU WANT TO GET INFORMATION AND PRICES ON WHERE TO GET TICKETS, WE HAVE ALL OF THE INFORMATION ON A WEBSITE, DELMARVALIFE.com.>>SO WHAT ARE YOU DOING TODAY?>>I WILL PLAY A PIECE CALLED BLOOD MOON FOR, AND IT IS PART FOUR OF A SERIES OF BLOOD MOON FROM THE ALBUM. IT IS KIND OF AN UPBEAT PIECE AND I THINK YOU WILL ENJOY IT.>>ALL RIGHT. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, DANIEL BOWEN ON THE MIDSOUTH AUDIO STAGE. ♪ [PLAYING “BLOOD MOON 4”] ♪

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