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FEB 18 – world premieres by Roger Miller & Davide Ianni

FEB 18 - world premieres by Roger Miller & Davide Ianni

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, baritone Paul Hembree: Apocryphal Chrysopoeia (Cellular Automata Study No. 7) Paul Hembree, electronics Roger Reynolds: A Mind of Winter (Seasons Id) Jessi Rosinski, flute Stephen Marotto, cello Mike Williams, percussion Paul Hembree, […]

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 excited about this year’s SICPP, our extravagant summertime week-long immersion in the world of contemporary music, which will bring to Boston the legendary Vinko Globokar, […]

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 music and as a masterful trombonist. Globokar is a champion of extended performance techniques, unconventional notation, and spontaneity/improvisation in live performance. Additionally, the pianist Marilyn Nonken will be […]

Remembering Lee Hyla

Remembering Lee Hyla

 Lee Hyla (1952-2014) — tribute written by Stephen Drury All of us who knew Lee as a composer, teacher, and friend were saddened and shocked beyond words by his passing. That this vibrantly alive, profoundly good-humored and incomparably unique person is no longer with us seems impossible. Lee’s enormous gifts as a composer completely matched […]

Announcing 2013-2014!

We’re excited to announce our current season — lots of incredible music by Onur Yildirim, Alvin Lucier, Lei Liang, Tristan Murail, Helmut Lachenmann,Morton Feldman, and John Zorn for our 2013-2014 performance season. We’ll be giving world premieres of new works written by Chaya Czernowin and Lee Hyla, featuring both Czernowin and Hyla in our OPEN FOR’M platform in conjunction with the Gardner Museum in Calderwood Hall […]

A Remarkable 2012 for Callithumpian Consort

A Remarkable 2012 for Callithumpian Consort

Dear Friends,Fresh off our raucous final concert of 2012 at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, we Callithumpians are now already looking forward to a January packed with a Jordan Hall concert and our contribution to the Earle Brown extravaganza, being held by our colleagues over at Northeastern University. But before jumping into the fray, we wanted to take a moment to thank all of our listeners […]

Closing Notes on SICPP (+ photos!)

“Because, in the end, eleven hours wasn’t all that bad—the sheer bulk of time encouraging a get-comfortable attitude that made every piece feel a little more generous than it might on a regular concert… SICPP and its audience is, by definition, a like-minded bunch on at least a basic musical level. But, as in Cage’s […]

New Commissions

New Commissions

These past few weeks we’ve been underground (so to speak), rehearsing incredible amounts — all in preparation for our upcoming concert this Wednesday, April 20th. We’re thrilled to present two new works, both of them fresh, 21st century, and written for the Consort. On The Transience of Memory, newly composed by Christopher Wendell Jones, is […]

Learning by Doing: Spectral Summer Interview

Learning by Doing: Spectral Summer Interview

Stephen Drury and the Callithumpian Consort will premiere Joshua Fineberg’s Counterfactual during the Spectral Summer Professional Performance workshop at Boston University’s CFA School of Music on Sunday, June 5 at 8pm. The event is free and no tickets are required. In this unique interview, Matthias Röder converses with Artistic Director Stephen Drury and Composer-in-Residence Joshua […]

Sick Puppy 2011

Sick Puppy 2011

Yes, we will have T-shirts (original graphic by Aaron Dana) to purchase at this year’s SICPP festival, which is happening soon: June 18 – 25 at the New England Conservatory in Boston. SICPP (also known as “Sick Puppy”) is an intensive performance seminar on music of the 20th & 21st centuries for advanced instrumentalists, vocalists, […]

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