Broken Clockwork (2018) for violin, clarinet in Bb, violoncello, and piano - Premiered by Unheard-of \\ Ensemble on February 27th, 2018 at University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in Robert J. Werner Hall as a part of their Dialogues tour.
Gemini in Miniature (2017) for violin, clarinet in Bb, and piano - Premiered by the Zodiac Trio on Saturday November 4th, 2017 at 8:00pm, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in Robert J. Werner Hall.
Julien Monick (b. 1994) is a composer of emotionally rich works for a wide variety of acoustic ensembles and fixed media. His goal is to provide genuine, personal responses to the social and natural world around him, each work containing its own portrait of personalities. He has had performances in America and Europe by the CCM Wind Symphony, Unheard-Of//Ensemble, Zodiac Trio, Robert Hoyle, Matthew Russo, UConn Wind Ensemble, and others. He holds degrees from the University of Connecticut and the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where his principal teachers included Kenneth Fuchs, Michael Fiday, Douglas Knehans, Mara Helmuth and Robert Hoyle.
In February 2016, as part of a residency with Caroline Shaw and the vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth, Monick arranged the third movement of Shaw’s Pulitzer prize-winning piece Partita for 8 voices for wind ensemble and voice octet. This arrangement saw a performance with Roomful of Teeth and the University of Connecticut Wind Ensemble under Dr. Jefferey Renshaw. A month later, Monick saw the premiere of his 24-minute work Symphony for Wind Ensemble under Dr. Renshaw and the UConn Wind Ensemble.
In 2016, Monick and his colleague Michael Denis O’Callaghan were the recipients of an IDEA Grant. Monick and O’Callaghan were funded to record a 60-minute album titled Granted with the alternative rock group Freighthopper, while conducting a case study on the social characteristics of the creative process through collaborative musical performance and composition. Since the completion of the project, Freighhopper has seen performances in various venues including Toad’s Place (CT), The Fez (CT), and Arlene’s Grocery (NYC).
Monick’s music has also been performed at the Northeast Horn Workshop (2013), again Kendell Betts Horn Camp (2015), and in Fiera di Primiero as part of the Music Academy International Chamber Festival (2016).