Dana Kaufman: Halcyon Disquiet

About Halcyon Disquiet: A halcyon, a tree kingfisher, was thought in Greek mythology to possess the ability to calm the sea. Here, Halcyon Disquiet alludes to a hushed lurk, and a fermenting unease. Halcyon Disquiet (initially titled Ebb) arose as a collaboration with...

Cassie Wieland: what remains

what remains is inspired by the story of Frédéric Bourdin, a serial impostor. Throughout his lifetime, Bourdin (nicknamed “The Chameleon”) has assumed at least 500 false identities, including the identities of actual teenage missing persons. Throughout his past...

Michael Gordon: Van Gogh

About Van Gogh I started writing Van Gogh because of my obsession with the letters Vincent Van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo. I assembled the texts myself, drawing from these letters, in many cases combining lines from different letters or from different places...

Steve Martland: Danceworks

About Danceworks Program Notes Forthcoming About Steve Martland Steve Martland studied composition in Holland with Louis Andriessen. Preoccupied with the function of the composer in society, he directed many composition projects in schools in both his home country...

Ruby Fulton: The Joker Quartet

About The Joker Quartet About the death of Heath Ledger who played the Joker as his last role, overdose, suicide.                                          –Ruby Fulton About Ruby Fulton Composer and musician Ruby Fulton uses experimental music to investigate...

Armando Bayolo: Gestos inútiles

About Gestos inútiles Program Notes Forthcoming About Armando Bayolo Born in 1973 in Santurce, Puerto Rico to Cuban parents, composer Armando Bayolo began musical studies at the age of twelve. At sixteen he went on to study at the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy...