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Hear the sound of Van Gogh’s Starry Night. Based off of the iconic painting Starry Night takes audiences into the painting through the visuals and the audio.

Derek Cooper’s music has been performed worldwide by groups including Contemporaneous, Hypercube, Sonic Apricity, the Indiana University of Pennsylvania wind ensemble, Jenny Lin, Yarn/Wire, Ekmeles, the Iridium Saxophone Quartet, and Blueshift Ensemble. His piece, Kill James, was recently awarded an honorable mention for the New York Composers Circle’s 2019 John Eaton Memorial Composition Competition. In 2016, Derek joined the ICEBERG collective, a select and diverse group of emerging New York composers.

In October of 2019, Jenny Lin and Sono Luminus released a full album of etudes, including his Piano Etude No. 1, Unleashed, which was simultaneously published through NewMusicShelf. 2020 gave way to virtual performances and Derek’s Miniatures Project, Vol. 1: Puzzles. The project has been hailed as being a unique and skillful way to redefine composition during the pandemic. The project has garnered attention from around the world, becoming a focal point of discussion at events in Istanbul, Austria, New York City, and Memphis. Upcoming works include collaborations with percussionist Lisa Pegher, Bent Knee, Shouthouse, and Decoda Ensemble.

His music is published through his own website as well as Knightwind Music, NewMusicShelf, and JustATheory Press.

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