Thursday, August 30, 2007
Composer, conductor, writer and music administrator Menon Dwarka has worn many hats in his professional career. A former director of the 92nd Street Y School of Music, Menon was also a staff composer at Rocket Music, a firm that provided music and sound design for advertising giants BBDO and Y and R. Menon is also a composer of "serious" music, with works in a variety of genres, including orchestral, chamber and electronic compositions. Menon is also the administrative coordinator for Wizard Music, a non-profit organization created by Morton Subotnick and Joan La Barbara to conduct studies in musical creativity in education. Wizard Music also develops music education software, as well as promotes performances of contemporary classical composers.