Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from all of us in the Callithumpian Consort! We can’t wait to bring you the best of dissonance, noise, and beautiful new sounds in 2016. We’re particularly excit...

Vinko Globokar: SICPP Composer-in-Residence 2016

Vinko Globokar: SICPP Composer-in-Residence 2016

We are thrilled to announced that Vinko Globokar will be the Visiting Composer-in-Residence at SICPP 2016! Globokar is world-renowned both as a prolific composer of avant garde mus...

BSO Insights : Music of Unsuk Chin

BSO Insights : Music of Unsuk Chin

Thursday, November 5th, 6:00pm Williams Hall, New England Conservatory “Do You Hear What I Hear?” Conversations with Composer Unsuk Kim Unsuk Chin Selections from Akros...

OPEN FOR'm & STIR : Music for Strings

OPEN FOR’m & STIR : Music for Strings

Wednesday, November 4th, 7:00pm Brown Hall, New England Conservatory OPEN FOR’m: Strings Steve Reich Triple Quartet György Ligeti Ramifications Iannis Xenakis Ittidra David ...

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FEB 18 – world premieres by Roger Miller & Davide Ianni
Dec 27, 2015 | by | 1 Comment | Read →

Learn more about Roger on his website. Program: Roger Miller: SCREAM, GILGAMESH, SCREAM for chamber ensemble, soprano and baritone PREMIERE Nina Guo, soprano Brian Church, barito...

BSO Insights : Music of Unsuk Chin
Oct 27, 2015 | by | No Comments | Read →

Thursday, November 5th, 6:00pm Williams Hall, New England Conservatory “Do You Hear What I Hear?” Conversations with Composer Unsuk Kim Unsuk Chin Selections from Akros...

OPEN FOR’m & STIR : Music for Strings
Oct 27, 2015 | by | No Comments | Read →

Wednesday, November 4th, 7:00pm Brown Hall, New England Conservatory OPEN FOR’m: Strings Steve Reich Triple Quartet György Ligeti Ramifications Iannis Xenakis Ittidra David ...

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Happy New Year!
Jan 10, 2016 | by | No Comments | Read →

Happy New Year from all of us in the Callithumpian Consort! We can’t wait to bring you the best of dissonance, noise, and beautiful new sounds in 2016. We’re particularly excit...

FEB 18 – world premieres by Roger Miller & Davide Ianni
Dec 27, 2015 | by | 1 Comment | Read →

Learn more about Roger on his website. Program: Roger Miller: SCREAM, GILGAMESH, SCREAM for chamber ensemble, soprano and baritone PREMIERE Nina Guo, soprano Brian Church, barito...

Vinko Globokar: SICPP Composer-in-Residence 2016
Dec 6, 2015 | by | No Comments | Read →

We are thrilled to announced that Vinko Globokar will be the Visiting Composer-in-Residence at SICPP 2016! Globokar is world-renowned both as a prolific composer of avant garde mus...


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  • Lei Liang: Bamboo LightsLei Liang: Bamboo Lights

    Seven works by Lei Liang, released July 2014, on Bridge Records.

    Lei Liang’s new album, Bamboo Lights, features delicately nuanced miniature works, whose quiet intensity and beauty call to mind fine Chinese landscape paintings and Japanese haiku. Just as Matsuo Basho’s haiku lead us to search for a symbolic meaning arising from the juxtaposed images that strike the heart and mind, Liang transports the listener to experience inner solitude–what he calls “the silence of the mind”–through interweaving moments of silence within a fascinating array of sound.

  • Adam Roberts: Leaf MetalAdam Roberts: Leaf Metal

    Five works by emerging composer Adam Roberts, released in 2014 on Tzadik.

    The debut release of composer Adam Roberts, featuring his music for chamber orchestra and electronics, a string quartet performed by the world-renowned Arditti Quartet, as well as a piece for large wind ensemble and solo works for violin and for cello. A brilliant peek into the imaginative mind of this exciting young compositional voice.

  • Nicholas Vines: Torrid Nature ScenesNicholas Vines: Torrid Nature Scenes

    Lauded for his "crackling style" (NewMusicBox) and called "compellingly original" (Boston Phoenix) and "both humorous and unsettling" (WGBH), Vines presents "Torrid Nature Scenes"-a series of musical landscapes that instill anxiety and ebullience in the listener. Includes extended liner notes, author readings of the original poems, study scores and more.

    TORRID NATURE SCENES, is an album of chamber works from Australian composer Nicholas Vines which presents a series of musical landscapes that instill both anxiety and ebullience in the listener. Through his innovative use of woodwinds, voice, and chamber ensemble, Vines - lauded for his “crackling style” (NewMusicBox) and called “compellingly original” (Boston Phoenix) and “both humorous and unsettling” (WGBH) – asks us to consider representations of nature fueled not by a passing glance of a wondrous vista, but by a series of creative engines wracked with self-burning energy, profound fury, and breath-filled life.

  • Lei Liang: Tremors of a Memory ChordLei Liang: Tremors of a Memory Chord

    Four chamber and orchestral works by composer Lei Liang.

    One of the most exciting voices in New Music (The Wire). The music of Chinese-born American Lei Liang integrates Chinese and Western instruments to create exciting and striking sonorities, from an evocative single pipa to the unique richness of a grand Chinese orchestra.

  • Tamar Diesendruck: The Grief That Does Not SpeakTamar Diesendruck: The Grief That Does Not Speak

    Four compelling, highly personal, and deeply exquisite works by composer Tamar Diesendruck.

    For most interesting composers, each work is a new adventure; for Diesendruck, each work seems more than that, an occasion to go back to the basics, to re-think what a piece of music might be. Often this seems to entail stripping away anything unnecessary in order to achieve the most powerful effect. This stripping down to potent essentials is only possible when the composer is both focused and courageous. It is part of the great cultural project of re-inventing music, including not only giants such as Schoenberg and STravinsky, but important exploratory thinkers such as Varese, Scelsi, Donatoni, Berio and Cecil Taylor. Tamar Diesendruck’s name belongs on this list — Scott Wheeler.


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