Welcome to the music of composer Stephen Horenstein.  A world rich with surprises, resources and unexpected turns.

The “work” ranges from solo works, ensemble, small orchestra, electronics and environmental installations.

Latest additions include a commission by Festival de Chaillol (France) for the Tel Aviv Wind Ensemble (Quintet No. 2 [Portals]-World Premiere), and a collaboration with French artist Pascal Colrat (music for a journey of images) Pleine Lune100 Rêveries  Illustrées  published by Riveneuve Editions, Paris).

Two latest projects: Magrepha (evening-length work for 100 Saxophones) and Sounds of Siday: Side A/Side B honoring the work of eccentric composer Eric Siday; the piece is for 23-piece orchestra, live electronics, surround sound, stage mapping (light projections), and VJ (images).

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Music on the Mind


from C.E. Ives, Symphony No. 4, 2nd movement (analysis, S. Horenstein)

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