Notes & Reviews:
Steven Holochwost (b. 1978) studied at Yale and Rutgers University, where he was under the tutelage of Charles Wuorinen. He has received awards and citations from the National Association of Composers, the Fisher Foundation and ASCAP. His music has been performed throughout the United States and in England, France, Austria and Japan. In addition to his career in music, Holochwost is active at the intersection of developmental psychology and public policy, having earned a doctorate from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. This first recording devoted to his music includes pieces composed between 2002 and 2010. They feature modal sonorities and lyrical melodies on their "sounding surface," which are supported by a structural architecture developed through the application of Charles Wuorinen's "nesting" method of composition - an approach that reflects the self-similar nature of musical sound and references the broader tradition of Western art music.