Carolyn Yarnell had a rather unusual childhood after being abandoned by her mother and growing up in the Sierras. She went on to study at the San Francisco Conservatory and to this day she has never held a conventional job. Instead, she makes her living from commissions, awards, fellowships and good fortune among other endeavors, one of which is the Common Sense Composers Collective, a collective of eight composers geared toward exploring new ways to create and present music. Tonight we hear her Lapis Lazuli. Also, music from David Lang, Igor Stravinsky and Gavin Bryars.
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