Ep 4-Frank La Rocca

Ep 4-Frank La Rocca

Frank La Rocca is a composer of contemporary art music, especially sacred choral music.  Trained as an academic modernist during his degree studies at Yale and U.C. Berkeley, he came to see modernism as a barrier to free musical expression and spent many years in search of a personal creative language.

Drawing upon influences as diverse as Josquin, Byrd, Stravinsky, George Crumb and Arvo Pärt, his music has been described as possessing a “luminous beauty” with “a profound sacred sensibility” and as “a modern evocation of the radiant spirituality of ancient chant.”

His catalog includes works in nearly all genres, with a special emphasis on a cappella sacred choral works.

In this interview Frank La Rocca discusses life balance and the role of improvisation in composing.


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