Classical music has come a long way from the days of wigs and quill pens. Today’s composers use software to notate their ideas and are inspired by rock, jazz, folk music from around the world and much more: a stunning array of influences that create a rich and fascinating sonic palette. Access Contemporary Music is… Read more »
Trio No. 3 in F Major by Maxwell Lowery Agitated Movements by Atticus Hebson To Thy Rest by Tim McDunn Dusk and Sunrise by Ian Karlovsky Il Fiore Nero by Patrick Owen-Leary Coveted by Jonah Philion Performed by: David Keller – cello Alicia Poot – flute Alexander Rowney – piano
Friday, July 20th Palomar performed the second installment in Ben Vida’s mesmerizing new piece Liminal Bends. Part of our annual Composer Alive commission, Liminal Bends is being composed and performed in three installments throughout the summer as Vida composes it, bringing a unique, improvisatory aspect to composition. Palomar also performed two movements from Seth Boustead’s… Read more »
On June 22nd our performance wing Palomar gave a concert of five of our favorite pieces that have been submitted to the Weekly Readings project over the last eight years. We had a great time and a great audience. Listen for yourself below! Catching Updrafts by David Heuser Homecoming by Benedikt Brydern Spell by Aaron… Read more »
Van Gogh Vignettes by Greg Steinke No. 19 by Jane O’Leary Elegy for the Casualties of War by Malcolm Dedman Con Coro by Rhona Clarke Liminal Bends (first installment) by Ben Vida Der Wartesaal by John Elmquist
Part of the 2012 Sound of Silent Film Festival, ACM composer member Matthew Dotson wrote this haunting score to Chantal Akerman’s classic 1972 film Hotel Monterrey.
ACM’s High School Composer’s Workshop gives young musicians the chance to work with professional composers and musicians to write a new piece over a three week period and hear it performed. Come hear the final pieces of the 6 talented participants in session one! They wrote for flute, cello and piano. The concert will take… Read more »
Members of ACM’s performance wing Palomar plays Quintet by Canadian composer Brian Current as part of our Composer Alive: Toronto concert in October at the Chicago Cultural Center.Quintet is performed by: Hülya Alpakin – piano Alyson Berger – cello Alicia Poot – flute KT Somero – clarinet Jeff Yang – violin