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A CONTEMPORARY COMPOSER IN CHICAGO, IL
Music as Communication
"Rudolph’s music is decidedly post-minimalistic, characterized by complex rhythms and repeated figures...the vocal writing was singable and allowed for clarity of text even when the two voices sang different words simultaneously."
Katherine Buzard, Chicago Classical Review
"Rudolph’s score is attractively minimalist and, when sung, never unclear"
Patrick O'Brien, Chicagoland Musical Theatre
relfected reverberation - album release
Early March 2023
Reflected Reverberations is an album by composer Elizabeth Rudolph and features performances by Sarah Thompson Johansen, Megan Elizabeth Cook, Beck Buechel, Teresa Jiseung Kang, Dalia Chin, Rachel Schuldt and Theresa Lams. Conductor for The Lake is Christopher Owen.
The album is produced by Emily Cox of Cox Productions and is recorded and engineered by Matthew Peckham and Shelby Lock at Peckham Media Productions.
Upcoming events and performances featuring compositions by Chicago-based composer Elizabeth Rudolph
"We are all bastards"
"We are all Bastards" from Act2 Scene2 of Imogen by Elizabeth Rudolph. In this scene we see Leonate sung by baritone Ian Murrell.
Piano and music direction by Myron Silberstein.
Imogen is a full length, contemporary opera for 11 singers based on the play Cymbeline by Shakespeare.
Commissions - Hire a chicago based composer
Elizabeth Rudolph is a Chicago-based composer and is sought after for art song, opera, choral, chamber, orchestral compositions and more.
"This is a place where I express my philosophy of art and talk about the creative process. Follow along to learn why create art and dive into my thoughts about the music business and what it's like to compose and sing classical music in the 21st century."
"Once I have a seed, I can use "tricks" I learned in music theory to grow the idea."
When I have an idea for a project, I sit down and think about the emotion or words that inspired me. I let my mind go a little fuzzy and wait for a musical idea. That is the magical moment, the part I can't describe. Once I have a seed, I can use "tricks" I learned in music theory to grow the idea. I turn that seed inside out and upside down. I can chop it up and sew it back together until I have something that starts to look like music. And then I edit it. And edit. And edit some more.
Excerpt from Rest days and talking about the indescribable
Photo by Elizabeth McQuern