Based in Boston, MA
“Nature has always been a major source of inspiration for me as a composer. My nature inspired projects are conceived as a community-building tool to help bring people together to celebrate, study and to take personal responsibility for our natural world.”
Award-winning composer Andrew List composes music in many different genres, including orchestral works, string quartet, vocal, choral music, opera, music for children, solo works, and a variety of chamber ensembles. Many of his works are inspired by nature. The Emerald Necklace, A Chamber Symphony in Three Movements, is a work inspired by the amazing park system designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. On The Wing, A Celebration of Birds in Music and Spoken Word, is a collaborative project with poet Mary Pinard and Wayne Petersen, ornithologist and Director IBA with Mass Audubon. Magical Dreamscape for String Orchestra is a musical interpretation of the majestic forests and vast powerful rolling rivers of our beautiful natural world. Journey Through The Eternal Forest is conceived as an evocative tone poem in one movement and is scored for flute, oboe and string orchestra. Inspired by a hike in Vermont, this work takes place over the course of one day from pre dawn to sunset. His Concerto for Cello and Orchestra Earth Song is inspired by the amazing photos of our planet sent back by the Hubble Space Telescope, and celebrates the vastness of nature and creativity and their connection with the human spirit.
Concerto for Cello and Orchestra “Earth Song” (2009). Performed by cellist Emmanuel Feldman and the Boston Classical Orchestra, Steven Lipsett, conductor, in 2009.
“My composition is inspired by the amazing photos of our planet and the near universe which have been sent back by the Hubble Space Telescope. I wanted to compose a work that celebrates the vastness of nature and creativity and their connection with the human spirit. It was my intention when composing Earth Song to portray musically a way in which art and artists connect to and draw inspiration from the natural world.”
On The Wing, A Song Cycle In Celebration of Birds (2013). Performed by Krista River, mezzo-soprano, George Lopez, piano, with poetry by Mary Pinard, in 2016.
“On the Wing, A Celebration of Birds is a song cycle which celebrates nature, creativity and its connection to the human spirit. The cycle includes twelve songs set to original poetry about birds written by poet Mary Pinard.”