In the Loop
Faculty News : Nov 2, 2016

New CD includes work by UF composer Paul Richards

A new CD by Belgium clarinet virtuoso Ronald van Spaendonck includes "Stem Cell", for seven clarinets, by UF composition professor Paul Richards.  Richards wrote the work specifically for this recording project, and Mr. Spaendonck performs all seven parts, as he did with all of the pieces on the disc (which is titled "Leave Me Alone" for that reason).  The disc, on the Belgian classical label Pavane Records, includes works by composers from around the globe.  The liner notes add:  "What is displayed here is an international postmodern musical panorama: the composers featured are among the foremost of this musical trend in their own countries and their national and international reputations are strongly established."