Composers: Toby Twining

Composer Toby Twining and his ensemble Toby Twining Music have graced the stage of festivals such as Bang On a Can Marathon and River To River, and his music for chamber ensemble along with their spacious choral-style vocals have enthralled audiences worldwide, and sometimes he even performs with them.
The following is an extended version of the interview I had with Toby Twining, who by the way is appearing with TTM at the 2011 Vital Vox Festival (He’ll be performing on Sunday, Night 2: Vocals + Strings; A portion of this interview appeared in a preview of the Vital Vox Festival I posted on Sequenza 21)

CM: How did you go from roots in country-swing to rock to the other-worldly music you’ve been making for various instruments, including voices and chamber ensemble?

TT: This is a long story—I’ll attempt a Reader’s Digest version. Continue reading