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From the ILIO Blog
“The 21st Century Composer Wayne Oquin”
By Jerry Kovarsky

The Art of Composition
Wayne Oquin is a dedicated, thoughtful composer who understands that there are no shortcuts to the art of music: it is a craft that deserves, no demands your full attention and commitment. “Sometimes what is on the page is only two notes… one trichord, one dyad. But what that will become, fleshed out is quite another experience”, he relates. “My best music comes from revisiting a piece time and again. And the clearer my ideas, the pickier I become. It’s a very slow process. I’m staring at the page more than writing.” Over time he learned that by adopting some technology into his workflow he could better understand what was working in his writing and arranging, and what needed adjusting, or even re-evaluation. Read the entire article

Song for Silent Voices

for wind ensemble

Winner
2018 National Band Association
William D. Revelli Award

Upcoming Performances

September 30, 2021

Segerstrom Center for the Arts
Costa Mesa,  California   United States
Tower Ascending
world premiere of orchestral version 
Pacific Symphony
Carl St.Clair, conductor

October 1, 2021

Segerstrom Center for the Arts
Costa Mesa,  California   United States

Tower Ascending
world premiere of orchestral version 
Pacific Symphony 
Carl St.Clair, conductor

October 2, 2021

Segerstrom Center for the Arts
Costa Mesa,  California   United States

Tower Ascending
world premiere of orchestral version 
Pacific Symphony 
Carl St.Clair, conductor

October 8, 2021

Texas State University
Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre
San Marcos,  Texas   United States

Horizon
Texas State University Wind Symphony
Caroline Beatty, conductor

October 10, 2021

Texas State University
Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre
San Marcos,  Texas   United States

Horizon
Texas State University Wind Symphony 
Caroline Beatty, conductor

Past Performances

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