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Lisa Bielawa

Lisa Bielawa

Lisa Bielawa Premieres Two New Works for 2016 New York Philharmonic Biennial >>

Lisa Bielawa, new music composer and Philip Glass Ensemble alumna, will host two world premieres of her work for the upcoming 2016 New York Philharmonic Biennial. 'Vireo Caprice' debuts later this month, with 'My Outstretched Hand' following in June.

Lisa Bielawa Announces 'Lay of the Love Death,' 'Wait,' and 'Hurry' Release June 30

Lisa Bielawa Announces 'Lay of the Love Death,' 'Wait,' and 'Hurry' Release June 30 >>

A 2009 Rome Prize winner, Lisa Bielawa will release her forthcoming LP The Lay of the Love and Death, Wait and Hurry via Innova Recordings this June. The album deals with themes like the loss of innocence and that we all ultimately die young.

Adam de la Cour

EXCLUSIVE: MATA Festival Q&A Spotlight with Adam de la Cour >>

Founded by Philip Glass, Lisa Bielawa and Eleonor Sandresky in 1996, the MATA Young Composers Now! Festival strives to present emerging compositional talent sourced from across the globe. The 2015 edition at The Kitchen continues in that very tradition, featuring quite the varied array of exemplary young voices. So, with a nod to the spirit of MATA, itself, Classicalite has chosen three composers to speak with about that career-defining opportunity: a MATA commission. Our second entry comes care of U.K. composer Adam de la Cour, whose MATA-commissioned piece Corporate Talent Factors Next Top Idol! will premiere tonight as part of the "Bearthoven Buckshot" program performed by, well, Bearthoven. Our second composer extraordinaire is the UK's Adam de la Cour, whose MATA commissioned piece Corporate Talent Factors Next Top Idol! will premiere tonight as part of the "Bearthoven Buckshot" program performed by Bearthoven. Cour's bio reads "active as a vocalist, electric guitarist and clown" but his satire littered style of writing is really what's at the heart of his genius. A well rounded artist indeed, Cour has put in time with Michael Finnissy as well, learning the ways of the ways of the comic book artist. Below, we gain insight on how Cour's talents intertwine with the harsh realities of 2015's economic landscape.

Wang Lu

EXCLUSIVE: MATA Festival Q&A Spotlight with Wang Lu >>

Founded by Philip Glass, Lisa Bielawa and Eleonor Sandresky in 1996, the MATA Young Composers Now! Festival strives to present emerging compositional talent sourced from across the globe. The 2015 edition at The Kitchen continues in that very tradition, featuring quite the varied array of exemplary young voices. So, with a nod to the spirit of MATA, itself, Classicalite has chosen three composers to speak with about that career-defining opportunity: a MATA Fest commission. First, we chat with Chinese composer Wang Lu, a 2014 Guggenheim composer and pianist whose work Urban Inventory opened on Tuesday--as part of the "Curiouser and Curiouser" program, featuring performances of Lu's work by Sweden's Curious Chamber Players.

Lisa Bielawa

Composer Lisa Bielawa Offers New Opera in Installments - Is this the Future of Opera? >>

Composer Lisa Bielawa is creating an opera for the modern world. “ Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch’s Accuser” is a serial opera. This means that the performance was made to be seen on television or online in short installments which will be released over a period of two years.

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