William Vollinger composer
Juventas Ensemble | Brian Calhoon percussion
Julia Scott Carey piano
RASPBERRY MAN is an Enhanced EP featuring two works for narrator and instrumental ensemble by composer William Vollinger. The first, Raspberry Man, draws its inspiration from a man who made a loud raspberry noise at passersby outside a bar in New York. The second, Emmanuel Changed, draws from the change Vollinger witnessed in a troublesome chorus student. The lyrics to these pieces attempt to delve deeper than initial impressions and paint a musical portrait of the subjects’ lives, motivations and personalities. Vollinger’s craftsmanship ties the words and music together in a uniquely accessible way that is both funny and touching.