Alice Shields

Biography

Alice Shields is noted for the power of her writing for live and electronically transformed voices and the moving quality of her writing for instruments.  One of the pioneers of electronic music, she creates operas, vocal and chamber music and music for dance and video.  Her work is influenced by Western and non-Western forms of classical music and theater, including Bharata Natyam dance-drama and Japanese Noh Theater. 

Current performances include the world premiere of Larynx (2018) for piccolo, piano and three percussionists by Iktus Percussion on May 11, 2018 at Areté Gallery, Brooklyn, which will be recorded in January, 2019; two electronic scenes from the opera Mass for the Dead performed by the NYC-Electroacoustic Music Festival on July 20 2018, and the world premiere of her opera Zhaojun - The Woman Who Saved the World (2018) on November 20, 2018 in concert at Engelman Recital Hall, Baruch College by the Association for the Promotion of New Music.

 

ACE Publications

12 song(s)
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Scoringoboe, violin
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ShieldsAuroraMP3excerpt.mp3
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Scoring5 solo singers plus 14 instruments
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ScoringFlute, Clarinet
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AUDIO-
Price
$8.90
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Scoringviolin, tape
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AUDIO
ShieldsKyrielleexcerptmp3.mp3
Audio file
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ScoringMezzo Soprano, Viola
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AUDIO
ShieldsLevertovSongNo.2Excerpt.mp3
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$10.50
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ScoringFor 3 singers (Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Baritone), optional Chorus, fixed audio media, and 4 optional live inst (cello, bassoon, keyboard, percussion)
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AUDIO
Shields Mass for the Dead, with live voices excerpt.mp3
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shieldsmass_for_the_dead_excerpt_2.mp3
Audio file
Price
$21.95
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ScoringTrombone and Fixed Audio Media
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AUDIO
ShieldsMioritza excerpt1.mp3
Audio file
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$12.50
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ScoringTrumpet and Fixed Audio Media
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AUDIO-
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$12.50
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Instrumentationfemale voice, cello
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AUDIO
ShieldsNeruda Songs_The Mermaid excerpt.mp3
Audio file
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$12.50
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Scoringtrombone, tape
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AUDIO
ShieldsThe River of Memory excerpt.mp3
Audio file
Price
$10.55
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Scoringtrumpet, piano
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AUDIO
shields_today_is_bliss_excerpt.mp3
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ScoringSoprano, piccolo
Instrumentation-
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AUDIO
shieldswildcat_songs_excerpt.mp3
Audio file
Price
$9.40

Additional Works