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Jeffrey Holmes

Jeffrey Holmes

“Captivating…haunting and slightly disorienting.” – Los Angeles Times

“Stunning colors.” – The Talea Ensemble

“Interesting and musically arresting, music to be really heard and deserving of reflection.” – Society of Composers, INC.

Jeffrey Holmes (b. 1971, Los Angeles) composes post-spectral, teleological music incorporating elements of mysticism and lyrical expression. His creative inspiration is rooted in primitive myths, transcendent legends, and dramatic elemental landscapes in their primal and violent natural states. As a traditionalist, he composes music for acoustic orchestral instruments, using standard notational methods; as a formalist, he works within a complex and unique non-octave diatonic, chromatic, and microtonal language; as a transcendentalist, he combines the inherent abstraction of sound with a greater meaning and possibility of interpretation through the use of lyricism and overt expression.

Holmes has received commissions, performances, and awards from the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, Carnegie Hall, the American Composers Forum, ASCAP, the Guitar Foundation of America, the Jebediah Foundation New Music Commissions, the Talea Ensemble, the JACK Quartet, bass-baritone Nicholas Isherwood, the Firebird Ensemble, the Penderecki String Quartet, Ensemble Sound-Initiative (FR), the East-Coast Contemporary Ensemble (ECCE), Piano Spheres, the Lyris String Quartet, Duo Amantis – Tara Schwab and Michael Kudirka, Mark Menzies and the “Inauthentica” Chamber Orchestra, guitarist Pierre Bibault (FR), the UCLA Philharmonia, the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, the Los Angeles Percussion Quartet, and others.

His works have been performed at festivals including the Darmstadt Ferienkurs für Neue Musik (DE), Los Angeles Philharmonic’s “Green Umbrella” (US), Cap Ferret Musical Festival (FR), Etchings Festival (FR), the Deal Festival (UK), Hear Now Festival (FR/US), La Pietra Forum (IT), Festival en el Conservatorio de los Rosas (ME), MicroFest (US), and the Laguna Beach Music Festival (US).

A portrait double-CD of Holmes’ chamber music has been recorded on MicroFest Records, produced by Grammy-winning sound engineer, John Schneider, distributed internationally by Naxos.

More information can be found at www.jeffrey-holmes.com.

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