Every Monday we'll showcase notation by two different composers, primarily focusing on those local to Los Angeles. This week's composers are T.J. Troy and Madeline Falcone. All images are used with permission, and copyright is retained by each piece's respective creator. Click on the images to hear/see a larger view.
|Great Western Railway by TJ Troy|
|In the dreaming man's dream, the dreamed man awoke by Madeline Falcone|
Madeline Falcone, violinist and violist, is a versatile performer with an interest in the promotion of contemporary music. She completed her undergraduate degree at Loyola University New Orleans, where she cultivated an interest in chamber music as a founding member of the New Orleans Chamber Ensembles and the Contemporary String Ensemble. Through these groups, Madeline initiated the premiere of new works by worldwide composers in unconventional venues throughout the city. She continued her studies through the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music summer orchestras and California Institute of the Arts, where she received her MFA. While at CalArts, Madeline appeared in solo roles including VLN & VLA at REDCAT and made her viola debut as soloist in the premiere of The House is Open by Alex Vassos. Primary teachers include Mark Menzies, Lorenz Gamma, Michel Zaïtzeff, and Amy Thiaville. As a Los Angeles chamber musician, Madeline is a founding member of The Isaura String Quartet and has performed with Classical Revolution L.A. and YMF’s Debut Orchestra and at venues including REDCAT, The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, and Gibson Ampitheater. Her musical interests extend to genres including Irish fiddle, bluegrass, jazz, and popular music; she played fiddle with Los Angeles Irish band The Ploughboys, performed at New Orleans Jazz Fest, and appeared as a regular guest with the 2011 Thelonius Monk Sextet.