On June 15th 2019, Hybrid Vigor Music’s latest commission – Geoffrey Hudson’s A Passion for the Planet – debuted in Northampton, MA. An hour-long oratorio focused on the climate crisis, A Passion for the Planet brought the crowd to its feet, singing through tears.
The Quartet Project is a six-volume collection of graduated string quartets by composer Geoffrey Hudson. Modeled on Béla Bartók’s Mikrokosmos for solo piano, the Quartet Project starts with pieces for open string and first finger and then, over the course of six volumes, grows increasingly complex.
The Bug Opera is a piece of music for a minimum of six singers (coloratura soprano, lyric soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone, and bass-baritone) and an orchestra with a minimum of 10players (flute, oboe/english horn, clarinet/bass-clarinet, trumpet, trombone, percussion, violin, viola, cello, double bass). A larger orchestra can beachieved by increasing the string section.