Full length three act opera Río de Sangre.
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Donald R. Davis
6' 3" (1.91 m)
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That's just to keep me from going insane. Actually, I think it's more of a procrastination device because I spend more time trying to think up a title more than I do to write the thing. - when asked about his offbeat names to his score cues
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).