The late Patric Standford may have written these short pieces deliberately to provoke our feedback. If so, his success is reflected in the rich range of readers' comments appearing at the foot of most of the pages.
RECENT: Find out about composers from unusual places, including Gerard Schurmann, Giya Kancheli, Nazib Zhiganov and Nodar Gabunia, about singing in cars, and meet Jim Hutton from the RLPO and some of our regular contributors in this eighty-minute February 2021 video.
American organist, composer and writer Carson P Cooman was born in Rochester NY on 12 June 1982. He studied piano at three, and organ from the age of ten. He studied at Harvard and at Carnegie Mellon University. His teachers included Judith Weir and Bernard Rands.
He had written nearly 1,000 works by the time he was thirty.
Cooman also writes on music, and published a series of interviews with other composers at Music & Vision Magazine between 2005 and 2007. From 2005 until 2009 he was editor of the Living Music Journal.
CD Spotlight. Special Merit - Contemporary music for soprano, violin and piano impressed the late Howard Smith. '... remarkable balance, clarity and sensitivity.'
CD Spotlight. Well-Intentioned - Music for seafarers, heard by Howard Smith. '... a lot to recommend it ...'
Record Box. Extremely Prolific - Music by Carson Cooman, reviewed by Patric Standford
CD Spotlight. Talented and Promising - Music by Carson P Cooman, recommended by Ron Bierman. '... striking felicities of orchestral expression ...'
CD Spotlight. Threads - Music by Carson Cooman, considered by Patric Standford. '... an ecstatic all American sound ...'
MV3, with Gordon Rumson and Keith Bramich - M&V's monthly visit to the world of online music
Carson Cooman talks to Benjamin Lees about his Piano Concerto No 3
Carson Cooman talks to Meira Warshauer about her new Symphony, 'Living, Breathing Earth'
Carson Cooman talks to Joan Tower about her new piece 'Chamber Dance'
Carson Cooman talks to Judith Lang Zaimont about her Symphony for Wind Orchestra in Three Scenes
Carson Cooman talks to John Harbison about his new Concerto for Bass Viol
Carson Cooman talks to Joshua Feltman about his new work, 'The Ties that Bind'
Carson Cooman talks to Jennifer Higdon about her new Trombone Concerto
Orchestral music by Ukrainian composers
Carson Cooman talks to Michael Woods about his new work 'Pieces of Light'
Carson Cooman talks to Tobias Picker about his new opera 'An American Tragedy'
Carson Cooman talks to Peter Lieberson about the forthcoming performances of 'Neruda Songs'
Carson Cooman talks to Michael Gandolfi about the forthcoming première of his new chamber work 'Plain Song, Fantastic Dances'
Carson Cooman talks to Augusta Read Thomas about the forthcoming première of her new orchestral work 'Credences of Summer'
Carson Cooman talks to Julia Scott Carey about the forthcoming première of her new Piano Concerto
Carson Cooman talks to Nancy Galbraith about the forthcoming première of her new Requiem
Carson Cooman talks to David Stock as the première of Stock's Fifth String Quartet approaches
Carson Cooman talks to Charles Wuorinen before the première of Wuorinen's Fourth Piano Concerto
In the first of a new series, Carson Cooman talks to Leonardo Balada before the première of the opera 'Death of Columbus'