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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.”

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    PhD composition students James Mainwaring and Ben Eyes have collaborated on the new Roller Trio Album “New Devices” released today on Edition Records.

  • Ann Cleare on magnetic fields

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  • John Stringer performances in Japan and Italy

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  • Thomas Simaku Lectures and Masterclasses in Vienna and Prague

     

    Thomas Simaku visited the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna where he gave a lecture for the composition class of Professor Michael Jarrell  on 25 April 2018.

  • Ann Cleare in Israel

    The music of Associate lecturer Ann Cleare had its Israeli premiere on May 7th at Tel Aviv’s Felcija Blumenthal Music Festival.