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Patrick Harlin (1984-     )

Patrick Harlin, composerBorn in Salt Lake and raised in Seattle, Patrick Harlin has been composing and playing piano since age 8.  He is classically trained, with experience in jazz and modern improvization. Harlin has studied composition with Michael Daugherty, Bright Sheng, Roger Briggs, Alexei Girsh, Bruce Hamilton, and Lesley Sommer. He has studied electronic music with Erik Santos, and piano with Jairo Gyranymo, Jeff Gilliam, and Donald Denegar. Prior to college Patrick placed nationally three times in the National Federation of Music Clubs Junior Composer Awards. While at Western Washington University he received the Ford Hill Piano Scholarship, twice a Western Washington Piano Department scholarship, honorable mention, second place and first place (different years) in the Composition Department Contest, as well as winning the Piano Department call for new works.  He is currently on fellowship finishing his Master's degree at the University of Michigan. He recently won the Lightworks Film Festival award for best original score. He currently resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he is working towards his Doctorate this fall.

COMPOSITIONS                                                            Harlin Links     ~ ~ ~     Works by Genre
Violin Cello Duet (3 movements: 10) [???] (2003)
Piano and Soprano - Beauty and the Beast (2003)
De Verstopt Kompositor, flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano (2004)
Three Piano Etudes (2004)
Sexy Tertian, piano prelude (2005)
Percussion Piece, 4 percussionists (2005)
String Quartet No. 1 (2005)
Orchestration of Barber's "Piano Excursion No. 2" (2005)
The Dead, soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, cello and percussion (2006)
Swoosh, chamber ensemble (2007) [for Pierrot ensemble, with a reading by Brave New Works]
Piano Impromptu (2007)
Three American Sketches, piano (2008)
    - Terrorist Dynamics
    - American Myths
    - The Mechanist
Landscapes, chamber ensemble (2008)
String Quartet No. 2 (2009)
Spring Bird, dance piece, cello and piano (2009) [for a Chinese New Years celebration; written for solo dance]
Kaleidoscope, wind ensemble; or chamber ensemble (2010)
Heartbeat Away, [film score/original soundtrack] (2010)
Memoirs, tape (2010)
Montuno, jazz band (2010)
La Turka, jazz band (2010)
Lady of the Night, jazz band (2010)
Molasses, saxophone quartet (2010)
The Speed of It, 8 minute opera, soprano, baritone, strings and percussion (2011) [libretto: Jessica Young]
When It's All Been Done Before, film score (2011)
Rapture, orchestra (2011)


WORKS BY GENRE                                                            Harlin Links     ~ top of page ~
Dramatic/Theater
Spring Bird, dance piece, cello and piano (2009) [for a Chinese New Years celebration; written for solo dance]
The Speed of It, 8 minute opera, soprano, baritone, strings and percussion (2011) [libretto: Jessica Young]

Orchestra
Orchestration of Barber's "Piano Excursion No. 2" (2005)
Rapture, orchestra (2011)

Band/Jazz Band
Kaleidoscope, wind ensemble; or chamber ensemble (2010)
Montuno, jazz band (2010)
La Turka, jazz band (2010)
Lady of the Night, jazz band (2010)

Chamber
Violin Cello Duet (3 movements: 10) [???] (2003)
De Verstopt Kompositor, flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano (2004)
Percussion Piece, 4 percussionists (2005)
String Quartet No. 1 (2005)
Swoosh, chamber ensemble (2007) [for Pierrot ensemble, with a reading by Brave New Works]
Landscapes, chamber ensemble (2008)
String Quartet No. 2 (2009)
Spring Bird, dance piece, cello and piano (2009) [for a Chinese New Years celebration; written for solo dance]
Kaleidoscope, wind ensemble; or chamber ensemble (2010)
Montuno, jazz band (2010)
La Turka, jazz band (2010)
Lady of the Night, jazz band (2010)
Molasses, saxophone quartet (2010)

Piano
Three Piano Etudes (2004)
Sexy Tertian, piano prelude (2005)
Piano Impromptu (2007)
Three American Sketches, piano (2008)
    - Terrorist Dynamics
    - American Myths
    - The Mechanist

Vocal
Piano and Soprano - Beauty and the Beast (2003)
The Dead, soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, cello and percussion (2006)

Incidental/Film
Heartbeat Away, [film score/original soundtrack] (2010)
When It's All Been Done Before, film score (2011)

Electronic
Memoirs, tape (2010)


HARLIN  LINKS                                                            Works by Genre      ~ top of page ~
Composers Selected for 2012 Minnesota Orch Composer Institute (NewMusicBox) [Harlin cited for honorable mention]

Composer's website    . . .   contact Patrick Harlin:  here

Harlin @ Facebook
Harlin @ InstantEncore

Publisher
Harlin @ Composer's website

Streaming Audio
Harlin @ Composer's website
Harlin @ SoundCloud

Recordings
[none at the moment]

Video
Harlin @ YouTube
Harlin @ Google Video
Harlin @ Vimeo
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