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Composer's Voice concert


Composer's Voice concert

For more information contact:
Robert Voisey
Radio City Station, P.O. Box 1607
New York, NY 10101
(917) 575-2617



Sunday, November 11, 2012 1:00 PM (NEW YORK, NEW YORK) Composer's Voice is presents Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Alyssa Reit, harp and works by Randall Eng, Conrad Cummings, and Daniel Sonenberg.

Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame is a collection of 15 one-minute acoustic works composed specifically for a specific performer or ensemble. The purpose of Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame is to promote a great variety of contemporary music to audiences hungry to hear what living composers are writing today. The
project seeks one minute music composition from composers working in any style and aesthetic.

"...the 15 Minutes of Fame project of Vox Novus is a godsend. It organizes competitions whereby ensembles commission worldwide calls for submissions of approximately one-minute pieces, and then select their 15 favorites for premieres." - Seth Gilman, NY Music Culture Examiner

Guest curator composer-pianist Randall Eng is hailed as "one of the most brilliant young composers of his generation" (Mark Greenfest, New Music Connoisseur), his opera Florida with librettist Donna DiNovelli received reviews praising the score as "brilliant", "captivating", "luminous", "thrilling", "beguiling", "haunting", "delectable", "a significant, snazzy work" (Donald Rosenberg, Cleveland Plain Dealer).

Conrad Cummings has received the following praise from the NYTimes: “Mr. Cummings is his own man;...[with an] impressive ability to change styles...while retaining a compositional image.” Operas include The Golden Gate (an Opera News “Best New Operas of the 21st Century” selection; “Clear, appealing score...lithe melodic lines that flow and entwine in the manner of Monteverdi...intensity more often encountered in Stephen Sondheim’s musicals” NYTimes); Tonkin (“Mr. Cummings samples musical history for techniques and sonorities the way rappers sample pop rhythms.” NYTimes)

Daniel Sonenberg has written extensively for chamber and orchestral ensembles, and has recently gained notice for his art songs and theater compositions. His Baseball Songs, described by James Oestreich as “touching” in the New York Times, won the Robert Starer Competition Prize of the City University of New York.

Krista Martynes is a multi-media clarinetist who brings new life to standard and new repertoire. She broadens her performances with inventive improv including audio and video sampling that maintains an acoustic character. Krista is known for her eclectic performance range; from classical to contemporary to improvisation.

Composer's Voice Concert Series is an opportunity for contemporary composers
to express their musical aesthetic and personal "voice" created in their
compositions. Started in 2001, the "Composer's Voice" concert series has
presented over 80 concerts in New York City, as well as Brazil, Germany, and
Romania. Composer's Voice Concert Series is a collaboration with Jan Hus
Church, The Remarkable Theater Brigade and Vox Novus. This concert will
support the Homeless Outreach & Advocacy Program (HOAP).

Sunday, November 11, 2012 1:00PM
Composer's Voice Concert Series
Jan Hus Presbyterian Church
351 East 74th Street, New York, New York 10021-3798


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