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“I’m not really sure there are music notes, or where they exist in time and space,” said Forrest Pierce during his hour-long presentation at the Celebration of Living Composers held in Ruth Taylor Recital Hall on the afternoon of Saturday, Jan. 13. “But here we are.” As a fan of music without much technical knowledge, this sums up my experience listening to three composers discuss their approaches to writing music. That afternoon, Dan Forrest, Forrest...

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Unique and creative minds met on Trinity’s campus, discussing their passions and inspirations both in their music as well as their lives. As part of Trinity’s Celebration of Living Composers Series, the Trinity Music Department held a panel with its three guest composers Carter Pann, Forrest Pierce, and Dan Forrest on both Saturday, January 13, and Sunday, January 14. The panel was led by Brian Bondari, associate professor of music, who asked the composers a...