Compose Carolina: Reunion by Alex Van Gils
Join Carolina Performing Arts for the second-annual Compose Carolina, their summer music series produced in collaboration with UNC Department of Music. This weekly virtual series features the premieres of four original musical compositions ranging in genre and style, written by alumni and students of the UNC Department of Music composition program on a given theme. The prompt for this year is “In The Now,” to be interpreted freely by the composers, from the literal to the very metaphorical.
Alex Van Gils (b. 1987, Brooklyn, NY, he/him) is a composer, performer, and generative video artist, exploring the interplay between human and electronic creative agents. In his composition work he creates musical systems that explore, amplify and transform the gestures of human improvisational partners.