Beata Moon is self-taught as a composer. Not as a musician; in fact, she graduated from Juilliard as a pianist, and is that rare performer, one who turns to composing a little later than composers normally start. (Flutist-composer Elizabeth Brown, also from Juilliard, is another who comes to mind.) I would call Moon's music post-minimalist, but it doesn't give the impression that she composed it with Steve Reich or Terry Riley in mind. Rather it seems historically naive, dipping lightly into Copland and Messiaen, but really bubbling up out of her own imagination, as though she has crossed paths with the post-minimalists only... More >>>