Monthly Archive: May 2009
Posted on 20 May 2009
The incomparable Dona Dumitru Siminica, apparently a big hit in Romania in the 50s, but very unfashionable there these days. For me there is little in music more moving, which, as one youtube commentator notes is "without words, only feeling. "
Gotta love the tea-drinking locals in this film as well.
Posted on 20 May 2009
Caja de Musica will receive its Chicago premiere at the Museum of Contemporary Photography on May 30th, with Bridget Kibbey, hosted by ICE.
Posted on 05 May 2009
Over at NY Times, Anthony Tommasini's taste buds seem to have been tickled by my opera performance at VOX:
The last work showcased was by far the best... The music, rich with imagined folk tunes, undulant accompaniment patterns and vibrant choral writing, is delicate, tartly tonal and lucidly orchestrated. The characters are enchanting, and the vocal writing mostly effective. [The opera is] skillfully written and imaginative...
Read the full NY Times review here
...and in a very brief overview of the VOX festival for New Music Box, Frank J.Oteri described the ending of Bird as 'extraordinarily moving'.
>> More info and samples of A Bird in Your Ear here
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