September 23, 2017
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Roshanne Etezady
Hailed by the Detroit Free Press as “a promising and confident composer,” Roshanne Etezady is emerging as one of the most dynamic musical voices of her generation. Her music ranges from clever and colorful to sublimely subdued; it combines lyricism with rhythmic intensity and engages performers and audiences alike.

As a young musician, Dr. Etezady studied piano and flute, and developed an interest in many different styles of music, from the musicals of Steven Sondheim to the 1980's power ballads and Europop of her teenage years. One fateful evening in 1986, she saw Philip Glass and his ensemble perform as the musical guests on Saturday Night Live. This event marked the beginning of her interest in contemporary classical music, as well as her interest in being a composer herself.

Composer Roshanne Etezady’s sense of fun and surprise finds willing partners as the first prelude uses silence to great effect leading to a flute pedal that is answered by purposely stilted steps then leave the listener guessing just when the last "bop" will be heard.

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Hailed by the Detroit Free Press as "a promising and confident composer," Roshanne Etezady is emerging as one of the most dynamic musical voices of her generation. Her music ranges from clever and colorful to sublimely subdued; it combines lyricism with rhythmic intensity and engages performers and audiences alike.



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"promising and confident composer"

Detroit Free Press

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"fresh, effusive, and immediately likeable."

Fanfare Magazine

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"Etezady's speedy, heady STREETLEGAL... is a pleasingly violent, bravura flourish."

American Record Guide

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