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Ann Cleare’s Miller Theatre Concert previewed in the New York Times

Miller Theatre in New York City has unveiled its 2017-18 season, which is to include an evening length Portrait Concert of Composer Ann Cleare, Associate Lecturer of Composition in the Music Department. The new season was officially announced on The New York Times“Six living composers have been deemed ready for their close-ups in next season’s vital Composer Portraits series at the Miller Theatre at Columbia University. Marcos Balter, Chen Yi, Raphaël Cendo, Ann Cleare, Christopher Cerrone and Frederic Rzewski will each attend concerts devoted to their music next season at the Miller Theatre. The series — each concert is an evening-long exploration of the work of a single living artist — has developed into one of the most important habitats in New York’s new-music ecosystem.”

Ann Cleare’s Portrait Concert will take place on March 1, 2018 in collaboration with the International Contemporary Ensemble, to include a new work co-commissioned by Miller Theatre and the ensemble:

“Addressing themes that range from darkness and isolation to perception and discovery, Ann Cleare has an uncanny ability to translate our innermost experiences and emotions through music. But the spatial and visual aspects of sound excite her, too, as in the multi-dimensional eyam iv (Pluto’s Farthest Moons). International Contemporary Ensemble presents some of the young Irish composer’s most striking works, including the square of yellow light that is your window, inspired by fellow Irish artist Oscar Wilde.”

  • Nicola LeFanu on BBC

    BBC Radio 3 celebrated the 70th birthday of Emeritus Professor Nicola LeFanu by selecting her as Composer of the Week.

  • The Magic Paintbrush (By Helen Madden) and Greenacre School Anthem (By Judith Weir and Helen Madden).

     

    Feb 13th and 15th 2017 saw two very special performances of ‘The Magic paintbrush’, a folk opera written for professional performers and school children.

  • New improvisation album by Federico Reuben and Paulina Owczarek

     
    A.I.LOVEs2scream captures a recent improvisation session by Federico Reuben (live coding / electronics) and Paulina Owczarek (alto saxophone).

  • Ricardo Alvarez Bulacio in Hull and Sheffield

    Ricardo Alvarez Bulacio took part in two international conferences this month, presenting  postdoctoral work developed at the Humanities Research Centre.

  • Catherine Laws in Ireland and Finland

    Catherine Laws gave a keynote address and a performance at ‘Embodied Monologues’, an international symposium of practitioner-researchers in music, theatre and dance, at the National University of Ireland Maynooth, on March 31st.  On April 29th she will present a keynote speech at ‘Please Specify!: Sharing Artistic Research Across Disciplines’, the conference of the International  Society for Artistic Research, at the University of the Arts, Helsinki, including a performance of ‘Touch and Go’ for piano, written for Catherine by Roger Marsh.

  • Summer Composition Seminars

    The summer term Composition Seminars kick off on April 25th with a special seminar/recital presented by Tom Williams and Juliana Yaffe (Coventry University).  Tom’s composition Meditations on a Landscape is for solo soprano with electronics.  The series continues with seminars from NIna Whiteman (RNCM) on May 2, Nicola LeFanu May 9, JohnTilbury May 16 , Grainne Mulvey May 30, Martin Suckling June 13 and PhD students Helen Madden and Richard Evans June 20.