Frederick Rawski is an aspiring composer of concert and electronic music based in Suva, Fiji.  His work draws upon contemporary classical, electro-acoustic and traditional musical forms from around the world.  He studied composition with John Fitz Rogers, Roger Zahab and John Malia at the Vermont College of Fine Arts, and trained as a classical guitarist with Timothy Olbrych at the College of William & Mary.  He once set a  poem by Nezahualcoyotl to country music and sang it on a rooftop in Morocco.  In his day job, he works as an international human rights lawyer.

SELECTED COMPOSITIONS 

2020 

three short pieces
for solo classical guitar
6 minutes

milan dismembered
for classical guitar and electronics
5 minutes

riding a tethered horse 
for string quartet, mandolin, banjo and delay pedals 
11 minutes

premiered by invoke string quartet 
Montpelier, Vermont (12 February 2020) 

2019 

the corrosive effects of desire 
for string quartet 
12 minutes

premiered by invoke string quartet 
Montpelier, Vermont (16 February 2019) 

performed by the julius quartet 
Dallas, Texas (5 October 2020) 

three icaros 
for violin and delay pedal 
10 minutes

premiered by Roger Zahab
Montpelier, Vermont (11 February 2019) 

2018 

an affliction 
for saxophone quartet 
14 minutes

premiered by Ken Thomson, Peter Hess, Edward Rosenberg III, Jay Rattman
Montpelier, Vermont (9 February 2018) 

2017 

three delusions 
for bass clarinet and percussion 
11 minutes

premiered by Transient Canvas 
Montpelier, Vermont (6 August 2017) 

performed by Eriko Daimo and James Shields
Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium (August 2018)

a shut door opens outward 
for electronic shruti boxes and laptop 

premiered by Frederick Rawski
Montpelier, Vermont (1 August 2017)