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Lara Poe
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Lara Poe's Discussions

Violin concerto

Started this discussion. Last reply by Serenity Laine Feb 14. 28 Replies

Hi, hope you are all well! I know it's been a while since I've posted anything– just been busy here.  Seems there's a lot of fugues going around too :)Anyway, I'm now finished with this concerto and…Continue

A couple of fugues

Started this discussion. Last reply by H. S. Teoh Sep 2, 2016. 3 Replies

Since people have been posting fugues, I figured I'd post mine– here's two!  Recordings are in the comments.  Continue

Forlane (Ravel) orchestration

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lara Poe Aug 6, 2016. 6 Replies

Figured this would be interesting– I reorchestrated Forlane from Ravel's Tombeau de Couperin for an orchestration class.  Had a lot of fun with this.  …Continue

Divergence– string quartet

Started this discussion. Last reply by Serenity Laine Oct 2, 2016. 26 Replies

Hi all, I think I posted the second and third movements of this string quartet a while ago.  Well, here's the rest of it.  Sorry I've been gone so long and sorry I haven't gotten around to posting…Continue

 

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Lara Poe replied to Gav Brown's discussion Proposed Contest: “Emotion” - contestants sought
"I'm in!"
Feb 24
Lara Poe replied to Serenity Laine's discussion Discussion of Composer Mark Andre: heir to Lachenmann, Grisey, Stockhausen and Bartok, or heir to insanity?
"Personally, I find his music interesting to study.  It's not how I would personally write, and I do think some of the logic is logic I don't agree with.  But there are many fascinating aspects in the music, notably the use of…"
Oct 6, 2016
Serenity Laine replied to Lara Poe's discussion Divergence– string quartet
"You are welcome.  I'd be interested to hear your opinion on the Mark Andre piece, the String Trio I posted, entitled " ... zu ..."  Perhaps you know that work.  I am trying to use some of string techniques found there,…"
Oct 2, 2016
Lara Poe replied to Lara Poe's discussion Divergence– string quartet
"Thank you again :) "
Oct 2, 2016
Serenity Laine replied to Lara Poe's discussion Divergence– string quartet
"Yes. That's the idea I have, too. And you're welcome."
Sep 29, 2016
Lara Poe replied to Lara Poe's discussion Divergence– string quartet
"Thanks Serenity!  And something that helps me to figure out what I want to do is listening to various people's music :) "
Sep 27, 2016
Lara Poe replied to Serenity Laine's discussion Lara Poe mentioned Helmut Lachenmann
"Hey, haven't been on for a while– moving and getting classes set up takes time.  But I see the thread has moved in a direction where people are pointing fingers and accusing each other of various things, which is unsettling to me…"
Sep 27, 2016
Serenity Laine replied to Lara Poe's discussion Divergence– string quartet
"Yes.  I agree.  Thanks for saying that.  You are inspiring me to try new things.  I appreciate it. "
Sep 24, 2016
Lara Poe replied to Serenity Laine's discussion Lara Poe mentioned Helmut Lachenmann
"I agree that I don't think we should throw out the past, and don't aspire to do this in my music either.  Sure, some composers do this.  That's their choice– and sometimes people can appear to do that on an aesthetic…"
Sep 20, 2016
Lara Poe replied to Lara Poe's discussion Divergence– string quartet
"Thank you both!  And Serenity, I think all of us will always be on a journey, at least as long as we are willing to learn and try new things :) "
Sep 20, 2016
Lara Poe replied to Serenity Laine's discussion Lara Poe mentioned Helmut Lachenmann
"Thank you Serenity!  I agree with much of what you have said.  Personally, when I listen to something new, I try to listen critically and analyse what I think worked and what didn't work.  There's often bits or parts that I…"
Sep 20, 2016
Serenity Laine replied to Lara Poe's discussion Divergence– string quartet
"That's marvelously said, Ingo.  I wish I could have said exactly that, because it expresses my feelings precisely.  I very much like what you said about the excitement and about it being stimulating.  But I could be a bit more…"
Sep 20, 2016
Ingo Lee replied to Lara Poe's discussion Divergence– string quartet
"I finally had a chance to combine the earlier movements with this movement and I wanted to comment belatedly on your work. It is very challenging for those of us conditioned by years of traditional music and I do honestly have to work at this…"
Sep 19, 2016
Lara Poe replied to Serenity Laine's discussion Laura Poe mentioned Helmut Lachenmann
"Yeah, so it goes Ray, and most composers have both faults and virtues!  There are few things that are perfect, and few that don't have any merit to them whatsoever– personally I try to keep an open mind so I can learn from others :)"
Sep 18, 2016
Lara Poe replied to Serenity Laine's discussion Laura Poe mentioned Helmut Lachenmann
"Thank you for your reply, Ingo!  I understand that the aesthetic can be a little difficult to get into at first (it was for me initially), but you are right that he has carefully applied those skills, working with concepts and types of sounds…"
Sep 18, 2016
Lara Poe replied to Serenity Laine's discussion Laura Poe mentioned Helmut Lachenmann
"Hi Serenity, sorry I didn't get back earlier– I've been moving in and getting everything settled over in London.  But things are calmer now.  I suppose the thing to listen for in Lachenmann is his very specific style of…"
Sep 17, 2016

Profile Information

What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Songs, Contemporary Ensembles, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Contemporary classical/Classical
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
Boston
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
Finnish-American composer Lara Poe is beginning her MMus degree in composition at the Royal College of Music, and has had performances in the United States and Europe. She has worked with performers such as the JACK quartet, Ensemble Schwerpunkt, Sound Icon, the Liminka Music Weeks string orchestra, the Tampere Philharmonic and the New England Conservatory Preparatory School Piano Seminar students. Poe has also worked with the Boston University New Music Ensemble, Time’s Arrow, both as a pianist and as a composer.
Poe has participated in masterclasses and Boston University organised residencies with composers such as Sandeep Bhagwati, Brian Ferneyhough, Michael Finnissy, Beat Furrer, George Lewis, and Mauricio Sotelo. Past principal instructors include Martin Amlin, Richard Cornell, Joshua Fineberg, Kenneth Hesketh (with whom she studied with through Boston University’s Study Abroad program at the RCM), Rodney Lister, Alex Mincek, and Ketty Nez. Currently Poe is working on a solo piano piece and a brass quintet piece for Ensemble Schwerpunkt.
Poe graduated from Boston University in 2016, cum laude, receiving a Bachelor of Music degree. At Boston University, she received the Wainwright Prize, Department of Theory and Composition award, and was also nominated for Pi Kappa Lambda in 2016. She also participated in a collaboration with the Boston University theatre department, with her string quartet Divergence.
In addition, Poe has been a finalist for the BMI student composition competition, the Morton Gould Young Composer Awards, the Mid America Freedom Band call for scores, and the Cambridge Philharmonic call for scores. She was also a co-winner of the UMass Lowell Chapter, National Music Conference, and received an Honorable Mention in the Ithaca Women’s Works composition competition.
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At 1:15pm on July 20, 2016, Larry Elliott said…

Greetings Lara,

I like Farewell. It has some nice changes in it. Thanks for sharing.

Very best,

Larry Elliott

At 2:45am on June 17, 2012, Tarek B.Moon said…

nice music ... u have a heavenly taste in music ... loved it :D 

At 12:06am on May 6, 2012, Dankk said…

I'm glad i know you.

At 9:21pm on April 17, 2012, Tyler Hughes said…

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