With Nadia Sirota finishing up her much-anticipated residency at Symphony Space, so, too, has her latest episode of WQXR-Q2's Meet the Composer podcast just wrapped with everyone's favorite working composer, Nico Muhly. And for their parts together, Sirota and Muhly will soon be packing up to hit the road with one of our own favorite working composers' collective, Iceland's Bedroom Community--for the third iteration of their grand "Whale Watching Tour."
Coming to Symphony Space this February is yMusic co-founder Nadia Sirota, in a much-anticipated four-night residency. From February 1-5, Ms. Sirota will be featured alongside Nico Muhly, Liam Byrne and David Lang, performing Donnacha Dennehy's Tessellatum, as well as works by Richard Reed Parry of Arcade Fire, The National's Bryce Dessner and more.
Bedroom Community, Iceland's premiere composer collective and indispensable label, is celebrating its 10th anniversary here in 2016. So, in accordance with its decade of active, at-large members will embark on the third annual Whale Watching Tour, set to take place this coming March and April.
Ad-Rock and Money Mark of the Beastie Boys will be joining Talking Heads founder David Byrne's new show 'Contemporary Color,' which pairs various musicians with high-school color guard teams. Indie band Lucius has also been added to the roster, which includes Kelis, St. Vincent, Dev Hynes, Nelly Furtado and Nico Muhly with Ira Glass.
Talking Heads founder David Byrne is presenting a new show "Contemporary Color," which pairs various musicians with high school color guard teams. Kelis, St. Vincent, Dev Hynes, Nelly Furtado and Nico Muhly with Ira Glass will all be performing at the four productions.
New details surrounding the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and music director Louis Langrée's groundbreaking artistic collaboration with the MusicNOW Festival and artistic director Bryce Dessner have been announced. This year’s festival will host works by Caroline Shaw, The National, Christopher Rouse, Daníel Bjarnason, Nico Muhly, Sufjan Stevens and more.
In 1933, John A. Rice left Rollins College amid controversy and created Black Mountain College--a liberal arts scene in North Carolina based on John Dewey's principles of progressive education. Enlightened scholars, poets and artists to come down from the mountain would include: Willem and Elaine de Kooning, Robert Rauschenberg, Josef and Anni Albers, Jacob Lawrence, Merce Cunningham, John Cage and Cy Twombly, to name but a few.
yMusic have bestowed yet another gift from their sophomore effort "Balance Problems": the official video for "Bladed Stance," composed by Marcos Balter and from New Amsterdam Records.
Richard Reed Parry performed pieces from his solo debut LP, Music for Heart and Breath, with Nico Muhly and the yMusic Ensemble at Roulette in Brooklyn.
yMusic have shared the full stream of their sophomore effort, "Balance Problems," on New Amsterdam Records, featuring compositions by Classicalite faves Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly and Timo Andres, as well as works by NOW Ensemble guitarist Mark Dancigers, Chicago timbralist Marcos Balter, Andrew Norman and Jeremy Turner. Set to drop tomorrow, you can stream the full album here thanks to Pitchfork Advance.
We recently caught up with Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry in transit to the Hollywood Bowl for a few quick quips on his album "Music For Heart And Breath," released this summer on Deutsche Grammophon Records.
Steve Reich’s “Four Organs” was performed Tuesday at the Brooklyn Academy of Music with Philip Glass, Nico Muhly, David Cossin, Timo Andres and Steve Reich. The performance was the first of three by Reich and Glass as part of the 50th anniversary of the Nonesuch record label.
Nico Muhlys’ internet opera, Two Boys, will be released on Nonesuch Records on September 30, 2014. Two Boys was recorded live (and streamed) at the Metropolitan Opera in 2013, with production by conductor David Robertson and director Bartlett Sher. The two-act opera also features a libretto by playwright Craig Lucas and vocals by Alice Coote and Paul Appleby.
yMusic have announced plans to release their sophomore effort, 'Balance Problems,' via New Amsterdam Records--featuring compositions by Classicalite faves Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly and Timo Andres, as well as well as works by NOW Ensemble guitarist Mark Dancigers, Chicago timbralist Marcos Balter, Andrew Norman and Jeremy Turner--on September 30.
The glass will be shattered regarding who's the better minimalist--Steve Reich vs. Phil Glass--in Brooklyn, New York during a three-day performance at BAM's upcoming Next Wave Festival 2014. Alcohol will be served, too.