Max Eidinoff is a classical composer at the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College who plays piano and guitar. He has been a student of Laura Kaminsky and Gregory Spears; he composes as well as performs premieres in the Purchase New Music program. We are fortunate in that he also happens to work at the front desk at The PAC, which is how we were able commission Quarantine Music – four songs in response these times of physical isolation.
Below are Max’s statements about each piece:
Moving Forward, Looking Back
This song, the first of many I will write that is inspired by Covid-19, is about the necessity of living in the present. While doing so it is important to be hopeful about what the future may offer while remembering, but not dwelling on, the past.
Not So Far
While social distancing many people tend to focus on how separated they are from each other. In many cases they forget how staying at home may have actually given them more time and brought them closer to their families. Also, technology has allowed us to stay connected with the people we cannot be with at the moment.
Ease of Mind
I wrote this piece to be a meditative, relaxing, and healing experience for the listener. I formed this soundscape by recording the sounds of different Tibetan singing bowls and arranging them with wind chimes and piano.
Melodies of Gratitude
This piece is dedicated to the essential workers and hospital staff who continue to work during the pandemic. Their hard work, at the risk of their own health, allows the rest of us to continue our lives at home with as little interruption as possible.
Visit Max’s website to learn more about this talented young composer. www.maxeidinoff.com