Leading up to our Teleformation show, we will be writing about a few of our composers and performers! Joseph Colombo told us a bit about himself in preparation for the big show.
Tickets will be available at the door, and rest assured we will have Lagunitas beer present, as they have offered their generous support of the arts!
My name is Joseph M. Colombo, and I am an post-classical composer. I got started in music by picking up an old 3/4th size guitar of my father’s when I was 11 or 12. From there it was just a couple of hops, skips, and jumps to Reich and Xenakis. The thing about having such fantastic performers, from a composer’s point of view, is that you can just trust them. And that makes a world of difference. GCG has a reputation for working with marvelous performers, so I jumped at the opportunity.
Why is it important to reimagine old forms and styles? Does that type of music making have a place today? This might be my little stick to wave, but form is always is important, especially in a tradition such as this. Going back and re-engaging with these older forms was refreshing and fruitful. It has been telling and informative to examine my own creative process through this older lens. It is definitely a concept I will hang on to and revisit.
The Guerrilla Composers Guild is a fiscally-sponsored affiliate of the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the service of chamber music in California.
Please consider making a donation to help us put on our future shows! We are proud to be fiscally sponsored by the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music, and would love it if you considered donating. If you would like to donate goods or have a special request with a donation, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
The show is also supported in part by Lagunitas, and we are so excited to feature their beers for your enjoyment!