Right now, in a second - An exploration of the tension between the moment-to-moment sensuality of sound and the forward drive of rhythm, melody, and harmony.
A resident of Cambridge, MA, Stefanie Lubkowski studied flute, organ, and piano as a child before moving on to a ten-year love affair with the classical guitar. Her initial compositional efforts involved developing unusual timbres on her mother’s Wurlitzer organ and independent study in her high school electronic music studio. These early explorations nurtured Stefanie’s interest in creating sound worlds guided by harmony, punctuated by melody, and inspired by poetry and prose. She went on to study Music and Technology and Guitar Performance at Connecticut College in New London, CT, and received her masters from New England Conservatory where her primary teachers were Lee Hyla and Pozzi Escot.
Stefanie has written for orchestra, voice, various chamber ensembles, and electronic media. She has been commissioned by Auros Group for New Music, Ashleigh Gordon, Anthology, Alea III, and The Fourth Wall Ensemble. She attended the Oregon Bach festival Composers Symposium in 2007 where she worked with Martin Bresnick. In 2011, she attended the HighScore Festival in Pavia, Italy, where her solo guitar piece, Every Night I Have the Same Dream was performed. Stefanie received her doctorate in composition from Boston University in 2014, where her teachers included Ketty Nez and Sam Headrick. She has served as a Visiting Lecturer in Music at Brown University. July of 2015, Stefanie had a residency at Avaloch Farm Music Institute, where she completed a piece for bass clarinet/marimba duo Transient Canvas to be premiered September, 2015.