Will Davenport’s (b. 2000) music aims to assign music to the feelings with no name; to justify his own (and perhaps his listeners) unexplainable yet, common emotions of modern life. Davenport finds inspiration through art, poetry, and nature as well as his own life experiences. Many works of his are based on specific moments in his life. Ask him about it!
Davenport is a midwest-based composer and studies at Ohio University under Dr. Robert McClure and previously Dr. Mark Phillips. He also studied with Dr. Kyong Mee Choi and Dr. Teddy Niedermaier at Roosevelt University's Summer Composition Institute. His most recent work, “The Grief Sonata”, is a piece for trumpet and piano that attempts to define grief in a modern sense. This December he will have a performance of his piece “Five Autological Miniatures for Piano” by the Sydney Contemporary Orchestra.