September 28, 2010
Keep Going: The Music of Elias Tanenbaum
Keep Going features the chamber and solo works of the late Elias
Tanenbaum performed by Ensemble ∏. The pieces demonstrate Tanenbaum's ability
to turn his emotional reactions to world events into music that illustrates
both the life-changing grief and need for change that those events cause. As
Tanenbaum himself said, "What is there left in any of us but to keep
going?" Performers include David Tanenbaum, guitar, Idith Meshulam, piano, and Kristin Norderval, voice.
The Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music, New Music Ensemble, conducted by David Dzubay, announces a great upcoming 2010-11 season, with works by Joel Feigin, Louis Karchin, Don Freund, P.Q. Phan, Bernard Rands, John Gibson, Kurt Rohde, and more.
Dane Rudhyar 1917"His [Dane Rudhyar's] music does not have to
be explained; it is the explanation of a puzzle of human existence; it
is an answer to a question that was never asked." –Nicolas Slonimsky
Now, 25 years after Rudhyar's death (9/13/85
in San Francisco), Other Minds presents a celebration of the work of
this "seed man" of the avant-garde, with performers David Abel and Julie
Steinberg (violin and piano), Sarah Cahill (piano), and the Ives
Quartet. The September 27 program will also include a pre-concert panel
discussion with the composer's widow Leyla Rudhyar Hill, and biographer
Deniz Ertan (University of Nottingham), moderated by Other Minds
Artistic Director Charles Amirkhanian. A special exhibition of Rudhyar's
paintings, manuscripts, and correspondence will be displayed at both
Cameron-Wolfe will present a lecture-performance in the Raymond Jonson
Gallery of the University of New Mexico Art Museum in Albuquerque on
Tuesday, October 19, at 5:30PM, titled Dane Rudhyar and the Meta-Physics of Dissonance, in conjunction with the exhibition To Form from Air: Music and the Art of Raymond Jonson.
Jonson was founder of the New Mexico-based Transcendental Painting
Group, of which the composer, Dane Rudhyar was a member. The program will include musical
examples of the evolving concept of dissonance from the last 1,500
years, concluding with Rudhyar's 1967 Tetragram # 9, "Summer Nights".
The upcoming season of the Elkhart County Symphony of Elkhart, Indiana, with music director and conductor, Brian Groner (at left), includes a concert of charming orchestra works, including "The Sunday Comics" by ACA composer, Lee Gannon (1960-1996), and Vivaldi, at Northridge High School, in Middlebury, Indiana, on March 20, 2011 at 4:00pm.
Elliott SchwartzThe New Juilliard Ensemble, now in its 18th season and led
by founder and conductor Joel Sachs, opens its four-concert
season on Saturday, September 25 at 8 PM in Juilliard's Peter Jay Sharp Theater (155 West 65th Street, New York City). The concert features the U.S. premieres of Salvatore
Sciarrino's L'Archeologia del Telefono (2005); Philip Cashian's Skein
(2005); and Danish composer Poul Ruders' Kafkapriccio (2007-08);
and the New York premiere of Elliott Schwartz's Chamber Concerto III:
Another View (2006-07), in honor of the composer's 75th
birthday year; plus Harold Meltzer's Virginal (2002) for harpsichord and ensemble.
Available now: A new CD, featuring the New Hudson Saxophone Quartet (Artist), performing music by Lukas Foss, Richard Brooks, Gregory Hall, and Barbara Jazwinski on the Ravello Records/Parma label. Amazon link here.
August 9th, 2010 marks the 45th Anniversary of a small summer
conference designed to teach electronic music and expose the new Moog
synthesizer to a new world of music composers and performers. The Bob Moog Foundation Archive is focusing on this
relatively unknown event, to bring a little clearer understanding of
the way things were in the very early days of the Moog
synthesizer. Using documents, photos and tapes from the Archive – plus
recollections from a few who were there – Moog historian Brian Kehew presents a look at the “Electronic Music Workshop” of August 1965. Some of the composers who attended the first Moog conference include Robert Ceely, Margaret Fairlie-Kennedy, Franklin Morris, and Art Hunkins.
Clarice Assad, composer/vocalist with Eileen Mack, clarinet at the ACA Festival 2010Clarice Assad will be performing an all new program at the Caramoor Jazz Festival -- an homage to some of her favorite Brazilian artists
such as Elis Regina, Gal Costa, Caetano
Veloso, Sueli Costa, among others. The
show was crafted to showcase different rhythmic nuances of Brazilian music, mixed with pop and jazz
elements. Assad will be joined by percussionists Keita Ogawa & Yousif
The unique radio program on 103.3 FM, WPRB Princeton, with host Marvin Rosen, celebrates new music and living composers all year long. On Wednesday, August 04, 2010 on Classical Discoveries Goes Avant-Garde from 11:00 am till 3:00pm. Selections will include: "Wilderness Symphony" by American Composer, Elizabeth Austin (1938- ), "Ballad for Cello and Piano" by American/Canadian Composer, Linda Catlin Smith (1957- ), "now again" fragments from Sappho by English Composer, Bernard Rands (England, 1934- ), "Timberline" by American composer, Lois V. Vierk (1951- ) as well as music by Nick Didkovsky, Vanessa Lann and Otto Luening/Vladimir Ussachevsky.