Meadows Sophomore Music Student Sent These Pieces to a New York Radio Station and Got Them Aired

10054977984_99e8fabb51_zSophomore Del Cook is a percussionist and a music composition major at the Meadows School of the Arts. His music includes works for chamber ensemble and solo marimba as well as several electro-acoustic pieces. Cook performs regularly with the Uda Essim Triangle, a trio composed of Cook, fellow student Matt Shaw and faculty member Kim Corbet, and he is a member of the Point Ensemble, a Meadows new music collective. He also plays percussion with the Meadows Symphony, Meadows Wind Ensemble, Meadows Percussion Ensemble and Meadows World Music Ensemble.

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These three electro-acoustic pieces were composed in collaboration with studio artist Stejara Dinulescu (’19), a fellow Meadows student (as well as a President’s Scholar and Meadows Scholar), for various art installations to be premiered in and around the Meadows School sometime in 2016.

Over the winter break, Del sent the three pieces to The Cutty Strange Radio Hour in response to a call for “Radio Transmission Art.” The show, hosted by Wave Farm’s WGXC 90.7FM in upstate New York, accepted the pieces, and they were aired on February 4.

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By Nick Rallo