Matthew Greenbaum’s Amphibian series presents a program called Cybersounds North, on Monday, Feb. 20th:
Adam Vidiksis: MITOCHONDRIAL DREAMS for percussion and electronics
Maurice Wright: TRANQUILITY: visual music
Ryan Olivier: DISTANCE – music video
Matthew Greenbaum : 23 SKIDDOO – music/video
Joo Won Park: TOCCATA for contact microphone, found objects and computer.
Annie Niekirk: BALLOON MAN for alto sax and computer-generated sound
Vinnie Manzo: NIL for solo classical guitar and interactive music system
Beth Wiemann: CROWS EVERYWHERE ARE EQUALLY BLACK for clarinet, viola and video
Aaron Stewart, saxophone
Beth Wiemann, clarinet
Anatole Wieck, viola
Penn colleague Guthrie Ramsey on Whitney Houston here. Nice to see somebody focusing on the music-making, instead of the persona, personal life, number of records sold, etc.
Harold Rosenbaum has announced an astonishing array of commissions for the New York Virtuoso Singers 25th anniversary season next year:
Mark Adamo, Bruce Adolphe, William Bolcom, John Corigliano, Richard Danielpour, Roger Davidson, David Del Tredici, David Felder, John Harbison, Stephen Hartke, Jennifer Higdon, Aaron Jay Kernis, David Lang, Fred Lerdahl, Thea Musgrave, Shulamit Ran, Joseph Schwantner, Steven Stucky, Augusta Read Thomas, Joan Tower, George Tsontakis, Richard Wernick, Chen Yi, Yehudi Wyner, Ellen Taaffe Zwilich.
NYVS is focusing on women composers this season, with concerts on March 25 and May 13, including music by Penn colleague Anna Weesner on the latter date.