Kory Reeder is an undergraduate composer at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Kory is interested in creating music that retains a meditative and atmospheric quality. Each piece invited the listener to allow themselves to be shown where the music wants to go humbly yet un-appologetically. Kory will be attending Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio this Fall in pursuit of a Master of Music degree in music composition.
LISTEN: Liturgy for Chamber Choir, String Quartet, and Percussion
Caleb Rohrer – Violin; Madeline Maloley – Violin; Eric Jensen – Viola; Alexandra Lieb – Cello; Thomas Prentice – Vibraphone/Piano; Cruz Salazar – Timpani; Luis Panduro – Chimes/Bass Drum; Tristan Peterson – Crotales/Vibraphone; Hajeong Lee – Soprano; Alyssa Wetovick – Soprano; Shelbi Burke – Alto; Morgan Wipperling – Alto; Bobby Jacobs – Tenor; Aaron Borer – Tenor; Jacob Fahrlander – Bass; Cole Chancellor – Bass; Kory Reeder – Conductor
“Ligurgy” may refer to an elaborate religious ritual such as the Catholic Mass or Orthodox Divine Liturgy; the term may also apply to daily activities such as the Islamic Salah. Liturgy is also used to describe an active ritual in relation to the divine as a time of reflection, thanksgiving, or repentance. In regards to this work, the term retains its definition with the exception that an inherent deity is not called upon. On the contrary, this piece functions as an introspective ritual, a patient sound world in which there is room for personal reflection. The music unfolds slowly and at times remains static. To fortify these compositional and philosophical ideas, I found it necessary for the piece to have a substantial amount of time to develop.
“The pages turn like the passing of time”