Frederick Rawski is a composer of concert and electronic music based in Japan.  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.  

SELECTED COMPOSITIONS 

2022

untitled (work in progress)
for voice, marimba and vibraphone  

milan, misremembered (reprise) 
for saxophone quartet 
3 minutes

2021

a shut door opens outward
for flute and classical guitar
performed by unassisted fold
7 minutes 

milan, misremembered
for ukulele and digital delay
performed by Giovanni Albini
3 minutes

2020

riding a tethered horse 
for string quartet, mandolin, banjo and delay pedals 
premiered by invoke string quartet 
Montpelier, Vermont (12 February 2020) 
11 minutes

2019 

the corrosive effects of desire 
for string quartet 
premiered by invoke string quartet 
Montpelier, Vermont (16 February 2019) 
performed by the julius quartet 
Dallas, Texas (5 October 2020) 
12 minutes

three icaros 
for violin and delay pedal 
premiered by Roger Zahab
Montpelier, Vermont (11 February 2019) 
10 minutes

2018 

an affliction 
for saxophone quartet 
premiered by Ken Thomson, Peter Hess, Edward Rosenberg III, Jay Rattman
Montpelier, Vermont (9 February 2018) 
14 minutes

2017 

three delusions 
for bass clarinet and percussion 
premiered by Transient Canvas 
Montpelier, Vermont (6 August 2017) 
performed by Eriko Daimo and James Shields
Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium (August 2018)
11 minutes