Of the perhaps inappropriately named New York School, I find Earle Brown's the most musically rich and articulate. Sign Sounds is for a small chamber...
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Andy Akiho's compositions have been performed by the New York Philharmonic, the L.A. Philharmonic, Bang On a Can, American Composers Forum, and The Society for New Music.
No longer on track to pursue a conventional performance career, I once again found myself pondering my professional future. (Maybe a stint with the circus would resolve my creative angst?)
During Hurricane Sandy, there were pieces of metal siding being blown down the street outside, clanging around in the wind. And the trees were shaking violently. But in my warm studio, I was at peace and composing up a storm of my own.
This past week I had the pleasure of attending two very different performances that highlighted the diversity and richness of New York's dance culture.
Less flamboyant than the Kronos and more feline than the Arditti, the Eclipse Quartet is L.A.'s answer to both.
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