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13: Derrick Skye

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American composer Derrick Skye is known for integrating music practices from different cultural traditions around the world into his work with classical music communities. The Los Angeles Times describes Derrick’s music as “something to savor” and “enormous fun to listen to.” During his studies at the USC and the California Institute of the Arts, music across many cultures became an integral part of his musical vocabulary. Skye’s music has been commissioned and/or performed by ensembles including Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Albany Symphony, Berkeley Symphony, Dayton Philharmonic, Los Angeles Master Chorale among many. He serves as Artistic Director of the new music collective and arts organization Bridge to Everywhere. I really enjoyed hearing Derrick’s insights and perspectives on how and why he feels called to incorporate the music of many parts of the world into his composition.

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Intro Music by Derrick Skye "Prisms Cycles Leaps" from the Album Bridge to Everywhere. Available on all major streaming platforms.

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