Sean Salamon is a composer and singer living in New York City.
Listen to some of his music here:
Words in the Mist for soprano and chamber ensemble
An eclectic cycle of songs and vocalises with words by Alfred Starr Hamilton, an little-known 20th century American poet whose work was published mostly after his death. Hamilton was, as Stephen Sparks put it, “an austere figure at the margins of a literary culture that has little room, and even less time, for genuine eccentricities.”
June Dances for winds and piano
A series of musical illustrations of scenes from June 2011—Gay Pride Month—in New York City. The composer remembers a production of Larry Kramer's seminal AIDS play, The Normal Heart, and a deafeningly jubilant march down Fifth Avenue in the wake of the passage of same-sex marriage in the New York State legislature.
Who knows for certain? for mixed choir
A setting of the creation hymn from the Rigveda for Salamon's vocal ensemble, Ping, as part of a larger work called Sacred Songs for Spacefarers.
Variations in Memoriam Alan Turing for orchestra
A piece paying homage to codebreaker and martyr Alan Turing on the centennial of his birth, encoding the six letters of his surname into a fixed melody which is interwoven throughout.