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How You Perform A 75-Minute Score In Complete Darkness

Percussionist Sam Wilson of Riot Ensemble writes about Georg Friedrich Haas’s Solstices, in which he has the hardest job: “A pianist can feel where their keys are even if the music is extremely complex; a violinist has a constant physical connection with their instrument; a trumpet player always knows where the valves are. For me, holding up four sticks to hit a vibraphone in the dark was a challenge. … This required some serious focus and some particularly motivational pep talks into the mirro...
Tags: Art, Music, Haas, Sam Wilson, Georg Friedrich Haas, 06.09.21


Being dominant in the bedroom can boost your work ethic

Sex is a complex and intricate human experience that involves many different neurological processes.Different sexual activities can alter this process, causing different combinations of hormones to be released.Being dominant during sex can cause altered states of consciousness that include heightened concentration and communication, better decision-making processes, and boosted self-confidence, all of which can help you excel in the workplace even days after your sexual experience. How sex cha...
Tags: Psychology, Productivity, Biology, Sex, Relationships, Love, Neuroscience, Mental Health, Brain, Creativity, University, New York Times, Innovation, Consciousness, Emotions, Bdsm


two ground-breaking quartets

The Pyxis Quartet has just finished a month-long rehearsal and performance period that involved two of the most challenging pieces for modern string quartets (at least until we do an Elliot Carter or John Zorn cycle, that is) – Georg Friedrich Haas’ Third String Quartet and George Crumb’s Black Angels. The Haas was a reboot … Continue reading "two ground-breaking quartets"
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Ellen Reid: More Than Sound

Video Presentations and Photography by Molly Sheridan Transcription by Julia Lu “Would you ever say any concert is just about the sound?” Ellen Reid asked me when I met with her in Brooklyn a few days after the final PROTOTYPE performance of her opera p r i s m. That question might initially seem odd coming from someone who defines herself as both a composer and a sound artist—someone who pays close attention to sound, whether it’s the careful spatial positioning of objects in an installation or...
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Nightafternight playlist

— Cassandra Miller, O Zomer!, Philip the Wanderer, For Mira, Duet for Cello and Orchestra; Apartment House, Philip Thomas, Mira Benjamin, Charles Curtis with Ilan Volkov conducting the BBC Scottish Symphony (another timbre) — Mark Turner and Ethan Iverson, Temporary Kings (ECM) — ARC: Glass and Handel arias; Anthony Roth Costanzo, Jonathan Cohen conducting Les Violons du Roy (Decca) — Georg Friedrich Haas, Trois Hommages; Mabel Kwan (New Focus) — Paula Matthusen and Olivia Valentine, Between Sys...
Tags: Music, Bbc, Alex Ross, Handel, Ethan Iverson, Georg Friedrich Haas, Mark Turner, Mabel Kwan, Les Violons, Birgit Nilsson, Cassandra Miller O Zomer Philip, Mira Duet, Philip Thomas Mira Benjamin Charles Curtis, Ilan Volkov, Anthony Roth Costanzo Jonathan Cohen, Roy Decca


Nightafternight playlist

— Cassandra Miller, O Zomer!, Philip the Wanderer, For Mira, Duet for Cello and Orchestra; Apartment House, Philip Thomas, Mira Benjamin, Charles Curtis with Ilan Volkov conducting the BBC Scottish Symphony (another timbre) — Mark Turner and Ethan Iverson, Temporary Kings (ECM) — ARC: Glass and Handel arias; Anthony Roth Costanzo, Jonathan Cohen conducting Les Violons du Roy (Decca) — Georg Friedrich Haas, Trois Hommages; Mabel Kwan (New Focus) — Paula Matthusen and Olivia Valentine, Between Sys...
Tags: Music, Bbc, Alex Ross, Handel, Ethan Iverson, Georg Friedrich Haas, Mark Turner, Mabel Kwan, Les Violons, Birgit Nilsson, Cassandra Miller O Zomer Philip, Mira Duet, Philip Thomas Mira Benjamin Charles Curtis, Ilan Volkov, Anthony Roth Costanzo Jonathan Cohen, Roy Decca


American Composers Orchestra Announces Winners of Two Commissions Chosen From the 2018 Underwood New Music Readings

The American Composers Orchestra (ACO) has awarded composer Carlos Bandera its 2018 Underwood Commission, which is a $15,000 commission for a work to be premiered by ACO in a future season. Chosen from six finalists during ACO’s 27th Underwood New Music Readings on June 21 and 22, 2018, Bandera won the top prize with his work Lux in Tenebris. In addition, for the ninth year, audience members at the Underwood New Music Readings had a chance to make their voices heard through the Audience Choice C...
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Get Out There: Alternative Opportunities for Composers and Performers

Most people in the new music community are familiar with the general range of opportunities for study, work, and networking available to student or emerging composers and performers, such as the many academic conferences and other events like Tanglewood, the Atlantic Music Festival, the Aspen Music Festival, Bang on a Can’s summer program at MassMOCA, the Banff Centre, or overseas festivals like highSCORE and Cortona Sessions. However, before you can attend these competitive opportunities, you h...
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Required Reading: The Spectral Piano

Book review The Spectral Piano From Liszt, Scriabin, and Debussy to the Digital Age By Marilyn Nonken, with a chapter by Hugues Dufourt Cambridge University Press, 192 pp., 2014/2016 (paperback edition) By Christian Carey Recently reissued in paperback, pianist/author Marilyn Nonken’s book The Spectral Piano is a fascinating examination of the history of piano music beginning in the mid-1800s that leads to its use in a spectral context from the 1970s to the present. Nonken’s thesis is that ...
Tags: Religion, Ircam, Debussy, Georg Friedrich Haas, Jonathan Harvey, Marilyn Nonken, Christian Carey, Hugues Dufourt, Liszt Scriabin, Hugues Dufourt Cambridge University Press, Nonken, Liszt Scriabin Ravel Debussy Messiaen Boulez, Joshua Fineberg, Edmund Campion, James Dillon, Murail Gérard Grisey


Morgen und Abend at Berlin

After its world premiere at Royal Opera House in London last year, the German première of Georg Friedrich Haas’s Morgen und Abend took place at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.
Tags: London, Berlin, Religion, Royal Opera House, Morgen, Abend, Georg Friedrich Haas, Deutsche Oper


G.F. Haas in New York

  Georg Friedrich Haas This week in New York, Austrian Cultural Forum celebrates the music of Georg Friedrich Haas. Haas, currently MacDowell Professor of Music at Columbia, is a thoughtful and innovative composer. The two programs curated by ACFNY, both free (with reservations), are excellent opportunities to hear two different facets of his creativity. JACK Quartet On Wednesday February 24th at 7:30 PM at the ACF, JACK Quartet performs String Quartet No. 3 In iij. Noct., a piece that occur...
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Morgen und Abend — World Premiere, Royal Opera House

The world premiere of Morgen und Abend by Georg Friedrich Haas at the Royal Opera House, London — so conceptually unique and so unusual that its originality will confound many.
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Courtesy of BBC 3

Items of interest in BBC 3's temporary archive: Georg Friedrich Haas's opera Morgen und Abend, from the Royal Opera, and Andrew Norman's percussion concerto Switch, from the BBC Symphony. The latter also has absorbing accounts, under the direction of Sakari Oramo, of Hovhaness's Mysterious Mountain and Strauss's Alpine Symphony — a fun pair. Both links will expire in a few weeks.  [Author: Alex Ross]
Tags: Bbc, Alex Ross, Strauss, Morgen, Abend, Georg Friedrich Haas, Andrew Norman, Sakari Oramo, Hovhaness