Ethan Boxley is an up and coming young composer. He has a Bachelor of Music in Composition from Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music. His goal is to compose music which is beautiful and accessible, and also incorporates the complexity of earlier forms. His compositional interests include the use of early forms in modern contexts, and the use of pitches and rhythms made by water and other natural sounds in combination with more tonal musical elements. His works have won a number of competitions and have been performed by the Spektral Quartet, Fort Collins Symphony, Northwestern’s Renaissance Singers, Denver’s Playground Ensemble and NoCo Artists.
Années de Début available now!
Up-and-coming classical composer Ethan Boxley makes a confident first appearance on the classical music scene with the release of his 2019 album, Années de Début. The CD features a collection of eight original pieces composed by Ethan, including string, wind, and piano quartets, as well as his most recent oboe quintet, Introspection, and a sparkling set of variations for solo violin, For Sofya. In his compositional works, Ethan explains his aim of “combining the rich, contrapuntal textures and devices of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries with the clear, memorable melodic idiom of today’s film music, in order to create music that is as engaging and listenable as it is highly complex.”
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