Alice Shields

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Through her operas, electronic, instrumental and vocal music, Alice Shields explores cultural crises and women’s rights by creating stories rich with the music, poetry and drama of different cultures and different times.

 

Current projects include the premiere of the electronic White Heron Dance based on Japanese folk ritual by the Association for the Promotion of New Music on April 17th, 2017 at the National Opera Center, featuring the Japanese dancer Mayo Miwa.  In June, 2017 the NYC-Electroacoustic Music Festival will premiere the electronic Mourning Song, based on mourning songs from around the world.  2017 will also see the premiere of a new chamber piece for the Eurasia Consort for soprano, alto flute, Renaissance harp, theorbo and percussion.

 

Recent large works include Shields’ orchestral opera Criseyde (2010), a heroic feminist tale, which was performed in concert by the New York City Opera VOX Festival and reviewed by the New York Times as "intense, richly scored", and The Mud Oratorio (2003), a theater piece for dance premiered by Frostburg State University and called "mind-boggling art" by the Associated Press, performed in concert by the NYC-Electroacoustic Music Festival in June, 2016.

 

For more information please see www.aliceshields.com

ACA List for Alice Shields

AJE TO ANANDA (2017)
Baritone, piano
AURORA (1987)
oboe, violin

ShieldsAuroraMP3excerpt.mp3

excerpt - Aurora Ensemble
AZURE (2003)
flute, violin, viola, cello

ShieldsAzureexcerpt.mp3

excerpt - the Azure Ensemble
Balkan Melody 2 for wind quartet (2015)
flute, clarinet in Bb, alto saxophone, bassoon
Balkan Melody 3 for wind quartet (2016)
oboe, clarinet, alto saxophone and bassoon
DAWN (2015)
Flute, Clarinet
Komachi at Sekidera (1999)
soprano/mezzo-soprano, alto flute, koto

Komachi at Sekidera excerpt.mp3

excerpt - Komachi at Sekidera
KYRIELLE (2008)
violin, tape

ShieldsKyrielleexcerptmp3.mp3

Airi Yoshioka, violin
LEVERTOV SONGS (1987)
Mezzo Soprano, Viola

ShieldsLevertovSongNo.2Excerpt.mp3

excerpt - Levertov Song No. 2
Mioritza - Requiem for Rachel Corrie (2004)
trombone, tape

ShieldsMioritza excerpt1.mp3

excerpt - Mioritza, Monique Buzzarté, trombone
NERUDA SONGS (1980)
female voice, cello

ShieldsNeruda Songs_The Mermaid excerpt.mp3

excerpt - Neruda Songs - The Mermaid
QUARTET FOR PIANO AND THREE PERCUSSION (2016)
piano, glockenspiel, vibraphone, xylophone

shields_quartetpianoperc_excerpt1.mp3

excerpt - Iktus Percussion with Julia Den Boer - Firehouse Concert Series
QUINTET for piccolo, piano, glockenspiel, vibraphone & xylophone (2016)
piccolo, piano, perc (3): glockenspiel, vibraphone, xylophone
THE RIVER OF MEMORY (2008)
trombone, tape

ShieldsThe River of Memory excerpt.mp3

excerpt - River of Memory - Monique Buzzarte, trombone
SRI MATA (English Horn) (2012)
English horn
SRI MATA (Violin) (2015)
violin
TODAY IS BLISS (2016)
trumpet, piano

shields_today_is_bliss_excerpt.mp3

excerpt - midi realization Today is Bliss

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