Experiments in Opera has commissioned 10 composers to present new operas that last no more than 10 minutes. This Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, the new works will be premiered by the contemporary music ensemble Hotel Elefant at Issue Project Room in Brooklyn.
There will be a Q and A conversation with all New Shorts composers and moderated by James Holt at 6:30 on February 9 before the concert.
The featured composers are:
Robert Ashley, Joe Diebes, Ruby Fulton, Gabrielle Herbst, Mary Kouyoumdjian, Aaron Siegel, Justin Tierney, Leaha Maria Villarreal, and Matthew Welch. You can buy advance tickets from Issue Project Room. The concert is at their temporary location: The Actors Fund Arts Center: 160 Schermerhorn St. Brooklyn, NY.
Regarded as “a composer possessed of both rich imagination and the skill to bring his fancies to life” by Time Out New York, composer and bagpipe virtuoso Matthew Welch (b.1976) holds two degrees in Music Composition, a BFA from Simon Fraser University (1999), and an MA from Wesleyan University (2001), having studied with noted composers such as Barry Truax, Rodney Sharman, Alvin Lucier and Anthony Braxton.