Music Student Wins Earplay Award
Music composition doctoral candidate Daniel Godsil has been awarded the 2017 Earplay Donald Aird Composers Competition. His Aeropittura for flute, viola, cello, and piano, will be performed by the Earplay chamber ensemble in March in San Francisco.
The work was inspired by an exhibition of Italian Futurist art Godsil saw and is based around a futurists manifesto on the qualities poetry should contain.
A native of Illinois, Godsil is a composer of chamber, orchestral, vocal, electronic and film music. He holds a MFA in music composition from the Vermont College of Fine Arts.
Earplay, founded in San Francisco in 1985, nurtures new chamber music, linking audiences, performers and composers through concerts, commissions, and recordings of the finest music of our time. The award is named for a composer and long-time supporter of Earplay.