Christopher Trapani is the featured composer New Music Mixer on Sept. 17 at Friends & Allies Brewing.
Hosted by KMFA and Sightlines, the free event runs 5 to 7 p.m. with a live interview of Trapani at 6 p.m. Enjoy $1 off pints and mingle with folks who love new music. Friends & Allies is at 979 Springdale Road.
Currently Trapani is a visiting professor of composition at the University of Texas Butler School of Music, and also interim director of the school’s Electronic Music Studios. Trapani is also a 2019 fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
Although he’s spent a good deal of his professional career abroad (in London, Paris and Instanbul), his music is greatly influenced by his New Orleans upbringing with sounds of the Delta blues, American folk tunes and the amalgam of cultural mixing that characterizes the city.
That blues and folk influence shines through on the titular song-cycle of his debut portrait CD, “Waterlines” (New Focus Recordings, 2018), which was in part inspired by Hurricane Katrina’s devastation of his home town.
On Oct. 27, a concert by UT’s New Music Ensemble will feature Trapani’s music.