Hello, all! My name is Britlin, and my greatest passion in this life is to write music.
My compositions (performed) so far have been my Fate and Faith Songs (Two Movements: A Twist of Fate, You Give Me Faith) for Women's Choir with piano. I was given the opportunity to have this performed last year, and this year, a college choir director chose it for her Spring Concert program.
I recently completed my first full choir piece for SSAATTBB a cappella, titled: The Silver Lining. It depicts a bird locked in her cage, abandoned. You are meant to feel her desperation, as well as her depression, until she bolsters up the courage to burst out, and fly over the ocean free. This piece was dedicated to my Nana and Nanu who have passed, and therefore, it is very personal. Having the Queens College Choir sing through my work in a rehearsal was an amazing experience that I'm very grateful for.
For me, composing is all about feeling. What I feel, I express, and then I take the melodies I hear in my head and link them together as if I'm writing a story with a beginning, middle, and end. At the end of the day, what I desire most is to hear from singers and audience members that my music made them feel connected to something within themselves, and that it inspired them. Eric Whitacre is the reason why I realized my passion, after hearing his composition "Lux Aurumque", live, several years ago in high school. I sent him a video thanking him for inspiring me, and I sang the soprano part to his piece, "Sleep." Within the same day, he watched it, and I inspired him to create his virtual choir. I am still stunned by this. I made my profile picture for my Carnegie Hall profile of him and I from this year's concert at Carnegie, actually. I was honored to be conducted by him, and for him to give me a solo.
I am continuing to write music through my collegiate experience. I am 21 years old, and I hope to be singing and composing for the rest of my life. My biggest dream is to work in film music.
THE SILVER LINING
FATE AND FAITH SONGS