Senior Thesis Recital
Brian Simalchik ’10, composer

The Williams College Department of Music presents Brian Simalchik ’10, composer with his Senior Recital on Friday, May 14, at 4:15 p.m. in the Chapin Courtyard in Bernhard Music Center on the Williams College campus. This free event is open to the public and does not require tickets.

Brian Simalchik is a senior at Williams College, majoring in music with a focus on composition. He was recently in residency at Mass MOCA with Roomful of Teeth, an eight-member vocal ensemble focusing on extended vocal techniques, and wrote two pieces especially for them that were premiered at a concluding concert. The Williams Symphonic Winds recently premiered two of his pieces: when I lived in permanence for three amplified cellos and wind ensemble, and untitled, which was presented during a concert of collaborations with the Williams Dance Company. His score for the documentary Child of Hope: Darfur Dreams of Peace won best soundtrack at the 2008 Kent Film Festival, and he has had premieres by the Williams Percussion Ensemble of The Light is Electric, and the Williams Student Symphony of an arrangement of selections from Eric Satie’s Sports et Divertissements. In January 2010 his piece Modular Homes was premiered during the I/O New Music Festival, and he is currently working on a piece to be premiered in May 2010 by Symphonic Winds.