Composer/keyboardist/producer Elodie Lauten creates operas, music for dance and theatre, orchestral, chamber and instrumental music. Not a household name, she is however widely recognized by historians as a leading figure of post-minimalism and a force on the new music scene, with 20 releases on a number of labels.

Her opera Waking in New York, Portrait of Allen Ginsberg was presented by the New York City Opera (2004 VOX and Friends) in May 2004, after being released on 4Tay, following three well-received productions. OrfReo, a new opera for Baroque ensemble was premiered at Merkin Hall by the Queen's Chamber Band, whose New Music Alive CD (released on Capstone in 2004) includes Lauten's The Architect. The Orfreo CD was released in December 2004 on Studio 21. In September 2004 Lauten was composer-in-residence at Hope College, MI. Lauten's Symphony 2001, was premiered in February 2003 by the SEM Orchestra in New York. In 1999, Lauten's Deus ex Machina Cycle for voices and Baroque ensemble (4Tay) received strong critical acclaim in the US and Europe. Lauten's Variations On The Orange Cycle (Lovely Music, 1998) was included in Chamber Music America's list of 100 best works of the 20th century.

Born in Paris, France, she was classically trained as a pianist since age 7. She received a Master's in composition from New York University where she studied Western composition with Dinu Ghezzo and Indian classical music with Ahkmal Parwez. Daughter of jazz pianist/drummer Errol Parker, she is also a fluent improviser. She became an American citizen in 1984 and has lived in New York since the early seventies

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Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Unusual Flutisms

Flutist Andrew Bolotowsky, son of the illustrious painter by the same name, is a unique character. His musical interests are basically the same as mine: an eccentric mix of Baroque passion, microtonal experimentation and eclectic modernism. For Bolotowsky, playing the flute is art. He could never be happy with the routine work of an orchestra player. He is by essence a shining soloist, with a unique control of tonal color. He has been extensively recorded on labels Orion, Opus I, Station Hill, Golden Age Records, New Wilderness Cassettes, Frog Peak, 4Tay, Sonic Muse, XI, Stereo Society, C.R.I., Newport Classic and Quill Classics. Itís not often that a musician can premiere with equal ease a Dave Brubeck, an Alan Hovhaness, and a Meyer Kupferman. Bolotowsky is also very open to interpreting music by women, and has worked with Beth Anderson, Lenore Van Stein and Judith St Croix. He loves it when people write stuff for him so there is your cue, my fellow composers. You wonít be disappointed. He has already premiered over 100 new works, many of which written for him...Merry Christmas!

The New York Flute Club is having an event this coming Sunday, December 18, at 5:30PM, featuring Andrew Bolotowsky and another Baroque flute luminary, Sandra Miller, a virtuoso of the Baroque flauto traverso and founding member of Concert Royal. The program will take place at the Yamaha Piano Salon, 689 Fifth Avenue (entrance on 54th Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues), tickets $10 at the door, and will feature Baroque as well as contemporary music.