Michael Fine - Composer
Suite for Strings - IV. Finding Home
Michael Fine has worked in music - as a clarinetist, conductor, a Grammy Award winning recording producer, record label executive, orchestra artistic planner, and most recently as a composer - despite having no formal training in music. Michael began to compose two years ago as a response to his wife’s diagnosis with Multiple Myeloma, an incurable blood cancer. It was a creative outlet and a discovery that the voice he found, the music he felt compelled to write was completely other than what he had imagined. The inspirations from his musical memories, his surroundings, and from everyday life, led to his first composition - Quartet Moments with vignettes such as Dutch Weather, Dutch Tango, The River by Window and the Meadow - combine clear visual elements with a nostalgic look at compositional styles from times past. Hints of jazz come up in the Clarinet Quintet while Skipping Stones - which conjures the childhood game of skipping stones on the water - was described as nostalgically French at its premiere in California’s Festival Mozaic. Fine’s output in the short time he has been composing already includes several orchestra scores and chamber music for several instruments.
Double Concerto *WORLD PREMIERE* with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, conductor Philip Mann, May 4, 2017, Second Presbyterian Church, Little Rock (USA).
March 2017, pianist Norman Krieger will premiere the Piano Preludes in Los Angeles.