Symphony Basquiat

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General Info

Year: 2023
Duration: c. 15:00
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Publisher: Unknown
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


  1. King Alphonso (1996-)
  2. Dos Cabezas / Trumpet
  3. Versus Medici
  4. Riding with Death


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Program Notes

Symphony Basquiat (originally entitled MOTO) is a 15-minute chamber symphony that musically personifies the work of Black neo-expressionist painter and artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. I’ve been inspired by Basquiat’s work for many years and was enraptured by its visceral nature, authenticity, ferocity, and imaginative depictions of his state of mind.

The four movements of the chamber symphony correspond to five collages by Basquiat:

I. King Alphonso
II. Dos Cabezas / Trumpet
III. Versus Medici
IV. Riding with Death

This work was commissioned by the University of Miami Frost School of Music for Dr. Robert Carnochan and the Frost Wind Ensemble, in commemoration of the grand opening of The Knight Center for Music Innovation in Miami, Florida.

- Program Note by composer


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  • University of Miami (Fla.) Frost Wind Ensemble (Robert Carnachan, conductor) – 8 October 2023 *Premiere Performance*

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