Member Profile: Alan Racadag
American composer Alan Racadag (b. 1989) began writing music at five years of age, about the time violin lessons began. He taught himself guitar as a teenager and made music with the rock and experimental outfits he lead. After his personal discovery of avant-garde 20th century music, he began composing full-time. He holds a Bachelor of Music in Composition from West Virginia University where he studied with John Beall and David Taddie. He has studied with Christopher Dietz and is studying with Mikel Kuehn at Bowling Green State University. He will earn a Master of Music in Composition upon graduation in 2015. His output takes instinctive musical sensibility as its soil and foundation and chases after unmet musical needs. With depth and range as priorities, the pursuit of this goal focuses the process of composition. Originality, should it be present, becomes an inevitable side effect of fulfilling our unmet musical needs.