Julia Wolfe, a composer associated with the new-music collective Bang on a Can was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for music for Anthracite Fields. The Pulitzer jury described the piece as “a powerful oratorio for chorus and sextet evoking Pennsylvania coal-mining life around the turn of the 20th century.” The hour-long work was commissioned by the… 40 more words
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Sunday, June 21, 2015 – 12:00pm – 10:00pm
The Winter Garden at Brookfield Place
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“Portland, Oregon phenomenons Third Angle New Music bring new reverberations from young innovators including the New York premiere of Quartz by Australian composer Julian Day and a world premiere by LJ White”
Bill Morrison and Michael Gordon to discuss and present their avant-garde films at Miami Jewish Film Festival
I’ve been so focused on proofreading my flute history paper over the last couple of hours that I almost forgot to write my post!
Due Tuesday, the paper is just about there, and it’s got to the point where I’m just being a bit overly pedantic about things like footnotes and spelling. 90 more words
From July 26 through August 2, 2014, the “relentlessly inventive” (New York Magazine) new music collective Bang on a Can collaborates with MASS MoCA to present Bang on a Can Plays Art, a jam-packed, week-long new music extravaganza featuring 14 concerts in 8 days, as the culmination of the 13th annual Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA which runs from July 14. 2,849 more words
It’s hard to believe that the Bang on a Can All -Stars haven’t performed on a New York Philharmonic bill before.
But Friday night’s New York premiere of a work by Bang on a Can cofounder Julia Wolfe was the stellar New Music sextet’s debut. 274 more words