Full length three act opera Río de Sangre.
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Donald R. Davis
6' 3" (1.91 m)
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We're all pigeonholed, to a certain extent. People have their perceptions of what we do best. But, of course, it's better to be pigeonholed than not get any work. I'm not asked to do comedies very often, which would be a drag except I have friends who can't stand being pigeonholed as comedy scorers.
Member: American Federation of Musicians, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, American Music Center, Opera America, Hispanics for L.A. Opera, American Composers Forum, Broadcast Music Inc., American Civil Liberties Union, Center for Contemporary Opera, Amnesty International, Sierra Club, MoveOn.org, Act Now to Stop War and End Racism, ...
Virtuoso orchestral writing, especially for the brass section, including polytonality and extremly fast high staccato notes for the trumpets. Often uses "pyramid chords" (large chords building gradually up from the lowest note).