Now at Copland House

Noted composer Tamar Diesendruck is back at the piano in Copland's studio! Previously a 2007 Resident, she returned this week, and will be here with us at Rock Hill through mid-July. Tamar writes for all acoustic media, and has also explored field recordings for video installation and film. Her recent work investigates large sonic shapes formed by overlapping musical fragments, guided freedom, varieties of notation, textural animation created from players' personal speech rhythm, and layering mutating webs and networks of sound. Variant Scenarios is an ongoing series of works inspired by the processes of evolutionary biology. Her music been performed around the world by famed violinist Midori, the Pro Arte Quartet, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, The Crossing, Speculum Musicae, and many other prominent artists and ensembles., and is also recorded on the Centaur, Bridge, and Stanley labels. A faculty member of Boston’s Berklee College of Music, her many honors include the Rome Prize, Guggenheim and Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study Fellowships, awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and commissions from the Koussevitzky and Fromm Foundations and the McKim Fund at the Library of Congress.

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All-Copland instrumental program, direct from his beloved studio, with MCH artists performing selections from the Duo for Flute and Piano, Sonata for Violin and Piano, and Three Moods for Piano.

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Copland: Through 1942

This American classic includes Copland's first-person recollections, Vivian Perlis' vivid commentary, and ...