Beer Music by Brian DuFord is Black Marigold's first commission. Inspired by Madison beer, composed and premiered at a brew pub, "Beer Music" is a wind quintet piece like no other.
Initially inspired by a facebook picture of our Black Marigold pint glasses, this piece began to take shape when Brian visited for a whirlwind beer-tasting tour of Madison in the spring of 2016. After tasting 50 beers in less than 72 hours, Brian developed a taste for Wisconsin beer and has created a work that features 18 local Madison brews!
Read about our the process of tasting beer to inspire music in this Cap Times article.
Hop on board!
We've got a head start on fundraising for the recording thanks to the generosity of donors for the commissioning fee. But we've still got a ways to go to reach our goal.
Coming soon...check back for a link to our gofundme page to donate.
BMW5 tasting weekend
50 unique Madison beers were savored, analyzed, and cataloged: beer commission research complete!