Discipline: Music Composition

Kris Allen

Discipline: Music Composition
Region: West Hartford, CT
MacDowell Fellowships: 2018

While at MacDowell Kris Allen composed six short pieces for a quartet of jazz improvisers, to be recorded for Truth Revolution Recording Collective in the fall of 2018, and worked on a large ensemble piece (an homage to the great Roy Hargrove)to be performed by the AH/HA jazz ensemble in August 2018



Kris Allen worked in the MacDowell studio.

Built in 1912, Pine Studio was renamed MacDowell Studio in 1943 in recognition of support from a group of Edward MacDowell’s music students. It was built as a composers’ studio and the stuccoed walls were intended to be soundproof. Like many of the studios on property, MacDowell was winterized in the 1950s when the program began welcoming…

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