Kari Besharse

It’s 2011???

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Wow, it is really hard to believe that 2011 arrived so fast! The fall semester proved to be an extremely busy one. Teaching over 300 students at Southeastern Louisiana kept me on the edge of my seat and continuously occupied with grading and planning. After a long and productive Winter break, I am almost (sigh) ready to do it all over again starting this Tuesday!

With December came two new commissions for pieces. The first, a piece for a newly formed new music ensemble put together by U.I. comrade Ming-Ching Chiu. This work is titled Icons I is for clarinet, trombone, violin, electric guitar, and percussion and is set to premiere (tentatively) in February.

The second piece, which I am just getting started on is Embers for saxophone and piano, a work requested by Southeastern Louisiana saxophonist, Richard Schwartz for the upcoming National Saxophone Alliance region 6 conference in Jacksonville, Florida!

More about these new pieces, other activities, and updates to this site are coming soon!

Author: kbesh

Kari Besharse is a composer of both electroacoustic and acoustic music. She is interested in finding new ways to combine and share ideas and materials between the two mediums through a cross-fertilization of processes and ideas. Inspired by the sounds and processes inherent in the natural world, timbre, texture, and sound are essential players in her works, which are often generated from a group of sonic objects or material archetypes that undergo processes of rupture, degradation, alternation, and expansion.

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