Friday, May 26, 2017

Brief Lights- Berkeley High School Commission



"Brief Lights" was commissioned by Berkeley High Orchestra alum William Cayanan. It was written to commemorate a number of BHS alums who died recently, and seeks to explore the lights and memories that are left behind when young people pass before their time" -Itai Bojdak-Yates
Premiered in Berkeley California Community Theater by the Berkeley High School Band and Orchestra, conducted by Karen Wells on May 26th, 2017

Monday, May 1, 2017

Me Ahogue (I drowned)



This (work in progress) piece is based off of a song that was a part of a larger work: Mundane Delirium (see earlier post)
Here is the video of the original rendition of Me Ahogue, a song about drowning in systemized oppression as well as drowning in issues pertaining to mental health.
youtu.be/z89hDzFDu24?t=9m40s
The orchestral rendition is neither programatic nor absolute, just an expression of sonic drowning.

Photo was taken during during the ceremony where I was awarded BU's undergraduate compositional award.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Mundane Delirium (A Collaborative Senior Recital- video recording)



This is a recording of my collaborative, interdisciplinary senior recital on October 22nd in the CFA Concert Hall at Boston University

This collection of ten songs shows an internal voyage. I believe a musician is a vessel and messenger for social change. In a time where many of us feel helpless and numbed by how much violence is happening on a global level towards specific religious groups, races, sexual orientations, and cultures, I want to show that the psychological trauma and turmoil a human being feels is reflected in our mundane world and that in order for us to rest our mundane delirium we must heal from the inside out. We are microcosms and mirrors of our big picture reality.

Performers:
Anaís Azul // Voice, Piano, Melodica
Aubrey Dube // Voice
David Baylies // Trumpet
Grace Wingler // Voice, Piano
Jamal Fairbanks // Piano, Guitar
Laura Hairgrove Randall // Flute
Lauren Extrom // Voice
Luke Bergamini //Electric Bass
Marisa Giangregorio // Clarinet
Nicolette Mingles // Voice
Sasha Buettner // Viola
Tae’Shaona Matthews // Voice
Yui Kitamura // Voice

Thursday, May 5, 2016

BU Today Video: Anais Azul- The Music Maker // Article: Taking Note



Read article about Azul's compositional goals along as an undergraduate student at Boston University by clicking here.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Equal, 2 versions


Performed at the Harriet E. Richard Cooperative House in April 2016





Here is an orchestrated version I wrote for unspecified instrumentation performed by the Boston University School of Music's new music ensemble called Time's Arrow.