BONJ will be premiering David Williams’ cello octet, Octahedron on Sunday August 13th. The octet was written in 2001.
Octahedron hopes to involve the listener in a way that conjures up the idea of the music of the spheres, the continual movement of the heavens as well as the machinations of those things too small for us to see.
The piece was inspired by R. Buckminster Fuller and those things his genius brought into the public forum and our everyday lives; polyhedral, chord factors, his unique way of seeing things differently than the masses do – a true polymath.
David Williams started writing music while studying at William Paterson University under the renowned composer Hugh Aitken and later received his M.A. from Montclair State University as a student of Doctor Ting Ho. His compositions over the past four decades include orchestral, solo, vocal and ensemble works.
Octahedron is happily and humbly dedicated to my friend Maestro Robert Butts.