Lera Auerbach : composer; poet

Born 21 October 1973 in Chelyabinsk, a city in the Urals bordering Siberia, Lera Auerbach became one of the last artists to defect from the Soviet Union during a concert tour in 1991 while still in her teens. She subsequently earned Bachelor and Master’s degrees from The Juilliard School, where she studied piano with Joseph Kalichstein … Continue reading Lera Auerbach : composer; poet

New music from New York: Loadbang’s “Lungpowered”

Loadbang, a unique New York based ensemble of bass clarinet, trumpet, trombone, baritone voice, has been energetically expanding the repertoire for their instrumentation since their formation in 2008. Lungpowered features works by composers Alex Mincek, David Brynjar Franzson, Reiko Fueting, Alexandre Lunsqui, William Lang, and Scott Worthington that engage with breath, wind, and air as … Continue reading New music from New York: Loadbang’s “Lungpowered”

Missy Mazzoli : composer for a new dark age

Missy Mazzoli (born 1980) is an American composer and pianist living in Brooklyn, New York who has received critical acclaim for her chamber, orchestral and operatic work.  One of her recent works, Vespers for a New Dark Age, is a 30-minute suite for singers, chamber ensemble and electronics, which inhabits the sometimes disturbing intersection between technology … Continue reading Missy Mazzoli : composer for a new dark age

Morgan Krauss : the clashing of emotional opposites

Morgan Krauss (b. 1985) is a composer currently living in Chicago. She received her Bachelor of Music in Composition at Columbia College Chicago in the winter of 2012. She is now continuing her studies in Music Composition as a Doctoral student at Northwestern University.​​ Krauss’ ambitions in her works are to produce tactile explorations based on ones physical … Continue reading Morgan Krauss : the clashing of emotional opposites