Solo Flute no. 1 4:500:00/4:50
Started as a means to get his music recorded for competition applications, the music on this album stands as an insight into the reemergence of a young composer with revitalized passion. Op. 1 is comprised of three complete works over its nine tracks, all written in his early lessons as his first forays back into the world of classical composition and each providing a different a glimpse into the voice and potential of this emerging composer.
Classical composer Ben Shaw has a passion for discovery. Well versed in a range of music, his classical oeuvre focuses on his explorations of serialist, quasi-tonal, semi-minimalist, and programatic music, and the intersection of these disciplines with his love for folk and jazz. He writes regularly for a wide range of ensembles including unique combinations of instruments not often seen in the classical world.
He has received high marks in several national and international competitions. The IBLA Foundation Grand Prize Competition awarded him the “Most Distinguished Musicians” category for his String Quartet no. 1 (2018) and Solo Flute no. 1 (2019). Additionally, he was a finalist for The American Prize’s composition competitions for his String Quartet no. 1 (2019) and his song cycle “Into My Own” for baritone voice and piano (2020).
His debut classical album, "Op. 1", which is comprised of three complete works over its nine tracks, is available for streaming and purchase on all platforms. More information and liner notes available here.
For a list of Shaw's classical works, click here.
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