|Heitzeg Collection, 3rd Floor, Library|
An advocate for the “peaceful coexistence of all species through music”, Heitzeg has written compositions for orchestra, chorus, chamber ensemble, ballet and PBS films. His music has been performed by leading orchestras and ensembles.
An environmentalist, Steve Heitzeg has been writing ecoscores, which are intimate works with inventive musical syntax that seek to honor nature and promote peace, for over a decade.Two of those works include Peace March for Paul and Sheila Wellstone (composed in the shape of a peace sign) and American Symphony (Unfinished) (ten chords that honor famous American peace activists, superimposed on an unfinished American flag). He also constructs and includes naturally-found instruments in his compositions to symbolize the interconnectedness of humans with nature.
For more information see Heitzeg's website http://www.steveheitzeg.com/bio.html