Composer Collectives

September 14, 2018, 10:00 pm

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Eighth Blackbird

The twentieth century saw an interesting movement as composers banded together in collectives to help promote each other’s work. The movement has only gotten stronger in the twenty-first century with the rise of entrepreneurial-ism in classical music. We’ll feature the music of several composer collectives and take a close look at their inner workings.


Not a Single Night’s Sky (excerpt), by Ed Harsh
New Millennium Ensemble

Blood on the Curb, by Greg Simon
Stepan Rudenko, piano

The Conjecture, by Timothy Edwards
Antonin Hradil, violin; Ludmila Bubenickova, cello; Lucie Kaucka, piano

Coming around?,by Belinda Reynolds
New Millennium Ensemble

Shiverer, by Eric Wubbels
Wet Ink Ensemble

The Alchemist and the cat-flap, by David Gordon
Adam Summerhayes, violin; Catherine Summerhayes, piano

Still Life with Arms Extended, by Christopher Cerrone
Christopher Cerrone, piano and electronics

Lapis Lazuli, by Carolyn Yarnell
New Millennium Ensemble