"Deflected Harmlessly into the Ceiling" received a positive mention in a review by Christopher Hyde in the Portland Press Herald of the first concert of the 2014 Charles E. Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music: "The avant garde was represented by 'Deflected Harmlessly into the Ceiling,' by Natalie Draper, a solo virtuoso display carried off brilliantly by Ju Hee Kang on flute. The variations of a jagged rhythmical motif gave the impression of a ricochet, or a hard ball bouncing off the walls of a squash court until it comes harmlessly to rest."
Deflected Harmlessly into the Ceiling (2013; solo flute) will be performed by Ju Hee Kang at the Charles E. Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music in Brunswick, Maine on Thursday, July 31st, at 7:30 p.m. The Charles E. Gamper Festival is part of the Bowdoin International Music Festival. Deflected Harmlessly into the Ceiling was originally composed as part of a collaboration between the composition department and the flute department at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Maryland.
This is My Voice (2013) will be performed again this Saturday, May 3rd, at 6:30 p.m. in the Cohen-Davison Theater at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.
The song cycle, This is My Voice (2013), will be premiered by mezzo-soprano Tia Price, several Peabody singers, children's voices and wind band (the Peabody Tuned-In program), and pianist Cameron Wentz at 5:00 p.m. in Friedberg Hall at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. Please visit thisismyvoice.org for more information.
Members of Baltimore's Occasional Symphony premiered String Quartet: Cold Pane of Glass (2014) at the Baltimore Convention Center as part of the American Crafts Council Exhibition.
The Peabody Post published an article by Joe Sugarman on Tia Price's Presser Project, This is My Voice (2013). From the article: "'I thought they did an amazing job,' says Elijah Wirth, who, as conductor of the Wind Orchestra, worked closely with the duo as the project evolved. 'Some of the content is very intense, and some is definitely written by 12-year-olds, but at the same time, the way Natalie set it all to the music was very complex and artistic. It's going to come off very well in the performance.'" This is My Voice will be premiered on April 5, 2013.