“I always describe the viola as something that is kind of the wrong size for its body. It sounds like a man singing very high or a woman singing very low. And there’s something about that in-between-ness that is very attractive to me and the challenge of overcoming the fact that, physics-wise, it’s actually proportioned incorrectly, in other words, for a viola to be the right size for the length of its strings to play very easily, it would be something like the size of a small cello…There’s something about reaching in and having to get around that imperfection that really appeals to me, honestly.” Read the rest of this entry »
Posts Tagged “ACME”
Dec 03 2011
Jul 18 2011
We’re pleased to announce details for the 2011 Sequenza 21/MNMP Concert featuring the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME). The following entries from the call for scores have been selected for inclusion in the program:
James Stephenson (UK) – Oracle Night
Robert Thomas (NJ) — Sixteen Lines
Jay Batzner (MI) – Slumber Music
Rob Deemer (NY) – Grand Dragon
Sam Nichols (CA) – Refuge
David Smooke (MD) – Requests
Dale Trumbore (CA) –How it Will Go
Laurie San Martin (CA) – Linea Negra
James Holt (NY) – Nostos Algea
The concert will be on October 25 at Joe’s Pub at 7 PM. It will be a free event open to the public.
Thank you to all of the composers who sent in scores and recordings for consideration. You made it very difficult to decide on a final program: there were many strong entries by talented creators.
Thanks too to Hayes Biggs and Clarice Jensen, who joined me in judging the competition, and to Justin Monsen of Manhattan New Music Project, who provided invaluable administrative support. And without the generosity and vision of Jerry Bowles, this project would never have gotten off the ground.
Apr 22 2011
Yes, we’re still planning to have a Sequenza 21/MNMP concert in 2011 and it’s going to be excellent. We’re still finalizing the details, but should have an announcement soon.
Thanks for your continued patience (which is code for “entrants: stop calling and emailing us”).
Speaking of synthetists, how’s about Craig Wedren and ACME performing a song from On in Love (video below)?