Kairos describes the intersection of the Liturgy with the Infinite—with God.
Unquiet Hours received the 2019 Sousa/Ostwald Prize from the American Bandmasters Association.
David to write a new work to pair with Beethoven’s 3rd Symphony.
“…a profound meditation on life’s mysteries…This was deeply personal music…The concerto itself is a fabulous mystery that deserves to be heard again”
David will serve as a mentor composer along with Bright Sheng, Derek Bermel, and Margaret Brouwer for the American Composers Orchestra EarShot Readings with the Grand Rapids Symphony, September 25-30.
David is the recipient of the 38th annual ASCAP Foundation Rudolf Nissim Prize. Selected from 140 entries judged anonymously by a panel of conductors, the Prize was awarded for Cyclotron, a 10-minute work for winds and percussion. The Prize is presented annually to an ASCAP concert composer for a work requiring a conductor that has not been performed […]
The Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble’s performance of Red Vesper was given a glowing review in the Pittsburgh Post–Gazette: The first piece, Mr. Biedenbender’s “Red Vesper,” stole the show. Spacious and ceremonious, the work is inspired by national parks in the American West, where the Wisconsin-born composer would often go for reflection and meditation. His experimentation with sound was like a true […]
Philip Campbell of the Bay Area Reporter reviewed Tim Higgins performance of Radiant Spheres at the San Francisco Symphony Soundbox series: “…the contemporary pieces that came later proved to be both explosively dramatic and intriguingly experimental. Radiant Spheres (2014) by David Biedenbender, which Higgins commissioned, managed to say an awful lot in just six minutes. From bluesy and introspective to anguished and finally pacified, the […]