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Frames Percussion ensemble gets the Siemens Prize

The Siemens Awards were presented last night to the composers Unsuk Chin, Bára Gísladóttir, Daniele Ghisi and Yiqing Zhu and the ensembles Frames Percussion and Broken Frames Syndicate. Yesterday evening, the award ceremony for the three categories of the Ernst von Siemens Music Prize 2024 took place in the Herkulessaal…

Jonny Greenwood premieres “268 Years of Reverb”

Jonny Greenwood premieres tomorrow “268 Years of Reverb”, an eight-hour composition written for the pipe organ of the Octagon Chapel in Norwich. Tomorrow, Saturday, sees the world premiere of 268 Years of Reverb, a composition for church organ by Jonny Greenwood, the soundtrack composer and multi-instrumentalist who is a member…

Mark Fell’s ‘Intra’ opens a new edition of Vang

Mark Fell’s ‘Intra’, performed by Drumming Grupo De Percussão, opens the seventh edition of Vang at Madrid’s CentroCentro. This Saturday CentroCentro inaugurates the seventh edition of the cycle Vang. Músicas en vanguardia, under the direction of Sergio Luque and Víctor Barceló. This edition will offer programmes based on complexity: the…

World premiere by Julia Wolfe in Cincinatti

The Cincinatti May Festival opens to ‘guest artistic directors’ in its 151st edition, with Julia Wolfe, who will premiere her oratorio ‘All that breathes’. The Cincinnati May Festival, one of the most important choral music festivals in the United States, celebrated its 150th anniversary last year. To begin a new…

Feico Deutekom records Philip Glass’ “Études”

Dutch pianist Feico Deutekom publishes on Orange Mountain Music a personal selection of 14 of Philip Glass’s “Études for Piano”. The Dutch pianist Feico Deutekom has recently published on the Orange Mountain Music label, Philip Glass: Études for Piano, his own selection of the twenty pieces composed by the American…

Xing releases “FasFari”, by Alessandro Bosetti

The Xing label releases “FasFari”, a sound archive album of a cappella vocals by Italian sound artist Alessandro Bosetti. The Italian composer and jazz saxophonist Alessandro Bosetti (Milan, 1973) is a musician and sound artist who for almost thirty years has been researching the relationship between word and sound (the…

Christian Wolff turns 90 today

Christian Wolff turns ninety years old today and celebrates tomorrow with a concert and the world premiere of “What If”. Christian Wolff, the last living representative of the so-called New York School of composition, which included John Cage, Morton Feldman, Earle Brown and David Tudor, among others, turns 90 today….