May’s Student Composer Showcase is Burlington High School Junior Eileen Kocherlakota. Her song "The Old Man of the Sea" was based on the poetry of James Whitcomb Riley. The work sounds jaunty at first, and then slowly reveals a deeper and darker meaning.
VPR Classical's Kari Anderson spoke with Eileen about her writing style and compositional process, and about composing for voice for the first time.
The Student Composer Showcase is produced in partnership with Music-COMP's online mentoring program.
Broadcast Monday at 11:30; Wednesday at 8:30; Friday at 4; Saturday at 9