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Jonathan Wyatt
Spellcaster (2022)

Jonathan Wyatt (b. 1997) is a composer and sound artist whose musical works often explore conceptualism and multimedia storytelling. He is particularly interested in writing music that blurs the boundaries of form and medium. Jonathan is influenced by a number of visual artists, including Damien Hirst and William Pope.L. Currently, some of his favorite musicians are Girl Talk, Thundercat, Supertramp and Ottorino Respighi.
Jonathan has been a fellow at the Atlantic Music Festival, Red Note New Music Festival and Lake George Composition Institute, and was a finalist for the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers Award. He holds a Bachelor of Music in Composition from Shenandoah Conservatory (2019) and a Master of Music from the Mannes School of Music at The New School. He now works at Dunvagen Music Publishers as personal assistant to composer Philip Glass. In addition to smaller projects, Jonathan is currently developing a filmed operatic monodrama based on the life and work of Yves Klein.

Part music theater, part carnival attraction, Spellcaster is a work for wind ensemble and actor that guides the audience through a lesson in magic-making. The players act as musical apprentices, performing the sorcerer Picatrix’s spells and assisting in his demonstrations. Listen closely and you too may obtain these mystical powers!