Described as "an unabashedly expressive composer," (New Yorker) John Glover has created music for concert, opera, dance, and theater. He has received commissions from organizations including Houston Grand Opera, On Site Opera, The New York Youth Symphony, Washington National Opera, Milwaukee Opera Theatre, American Conservatory Theater, Mirror Visions Ensemble, Del Sol String Quartet, Amber Sloan Dance, Crossman Dans(c)e, Ensemble Meme, String Noise, and the Five Boroughs Music Festival. His work has been presented in venues ranging from Rockwood Music Hall to Carnegie Hall, the Invisible Dog to the Rothko Chapel.
His song cycle Natural Systems was described as a "vivid score ranging from energetic swirls to a gentle, enigmatic conclusion." (New York Times). John has received numerous awards, fellowships and grants for his music from organizations including New Music USA, Meet The Composer, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Cambodia Living Arts, Cherry Valley Artworks, and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Recent projects include Rudiments for multi-tracked voice and dancers for Amber Sloan and Tomas Cruz at The Yard, the multimedia work Snow created with choreographer Jordan Morley for toy-pianist Phyllis Chen at the Detroit Institute of Art, and a new production of his chamber opera Lucy by Urban Arias with libretto by Kelley Rourke, starring Andrew Wilkowske. Current projects include original music and sound design for the immersive theater work HERE by choreographer Kelly Bartnik, and a residency at MANA Contemporary with Amber Sloan. Upcoming projects include an opera for On Site Opera, a new work for Milwaukee Opera Theater, and Won't you come see me, Queen Jane, a new solo for pianist Brianna Matzke as part of her Response Project: Something is Happening Here.
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