Marianna Filippi, a bright young composer from Maine, is at her core, a storyteller. Composing for theater and film as well as chamber groups and solo artists, Marianna’s music is proving popular with performers and audiences alike. Beginnning with improvisation to form her initial melodic and harmonic material, she lets her work evolve organically, like a good piece of prose. Rich with celtic and japanese folk influences, and inspired by stories and abstract images, Marianna’s tone painting draws you in to a poetic world full of oracles, falling feathers, heroic trials, jeweled beatles with shimmering wings, and planets coming into alignment. We feel like the planets must have been in lucky alignment to bring Marianna Filippi to the Composer’s Studio.