Tina Tallon is a Boston-based composer and soprano currently pursuing an M.F.A. in Composition and Music Theory at Brandeis University. After spending three years working on a degree in Biological Engineering at MIT, she came to the perfectly logical conclusion that she’d rather become a composer instead, despite having no formal compositional training. Her music has been performed in the US, Europe, and Australia by ensembles and performers such as the Calder Quartet, the Lydian String Quartet, members of the JACK Quartet, the Genkin Philharmonic, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Beattie, pianist Adam Marks, and clarinetist Greg Oakes, among others. She has been a fellow at the 2012 New Music on the Point Contemporary Chamber Music Program, the 2012 Cortona Sessions for New Music, the 2013 UC Davis Composition Workshop, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. In the fall, she will begin her Ph.D. at UCSD as one of the inaugural winners of UCSD’s Katzin Prize.
LISTEN: selective defrosting for string quartet
Chris Otto, violin 1; Ari Streisfeld, violin 2; John Pickford Richards, viola; Justin Lepard, cello