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2021 Composers Interviewing Composers
Carlos Simon & Trevor Weston
Daniel Schnyder & Gene Pritsker
Milica Parasonic & Brian DuFord

2014 Festival Interviews
Victoria Bond
Eleanor Cory
David Del Tredici
Reena Esmail
Whitney George
Joel Harrison
Gregg Kallor
Eric Moe
Martha Mooke
Carman Moore


Carlos Simon and Trevor Weston

February 22, 2021

Composers Carlos Simon and Trevor Weston discuss their music as part of Harlem Chamber Ensemble's 13th Annual Black History Month Celebration


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Daniel Schnyder and Gene Pritsker

February 20, 2021

Composers Daniel Schnyder and Gene Pritsker discuss their music as part of Composers Concordance's Low Key Chamber Concert #3


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Milica Parasonic and Brian DuFord

February 13, 2021

Composers Milica Parasonic and Brian DuFord discuss their music as part of Composers Concordance's Low Key Chamber Concert #2: American Fever


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Victoria Bond

February 2014

Composer Victoria Bond discusses her life in music and how personal and collaborative the writing process is.

Video by Gerard Schmidt


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Eleanor Cory

February 2014

Composer Eleanor Cory discusses mentors, her compositional process and the ever-evolving music scene in New York.

Video by Gerard Schmidt


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David Del Tredici

February 2014

Composer David Del Tredici speaks about his early musical experiences and a pivotal summer at the Aspen Music Festival when Darius Milhaud heard Del Tredici's first composition, among other topics.

Video by Gerard Schmidt


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Reena Esmail

February 2014

Reena Esmail discusses familial influences and bringing Indian folks songs and Western classical music together in her composing.

Video by Gerard Schmidt


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Whitney George

February 2014

Composer Whitney George discusses her earliest compositional challenge and what inspires her creativity.

Video by Gerard Schmidt


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Joel Harrison

February 2014

Composer/performer Joel Harrison discusses the burgeoning jazz scene in Brooklyn, compositional influences and how he balances his dual artistic passions.

Video by Gerard Schmidt


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Gregg Kallor

February 2014

Composer/pianist Gregg Kallor talks about his dual and combined musical paths and his latest work for cello and piano.

Video by Gerard Schmidt


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Eric Moe

February 2014

Composer Eric Moe discusses how he created "Of Color Braided All Desire", his new work for the Brentano String Quartet and soprano Christine Brandes.

Video by Gerard Schmidt


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Martha Mooke

February 2014

Composer/electric violist Martha Mooke talks about her work as a composer/performer.

Video by Gerard Schmidt


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Carman Moore

February 2014

Carman Moore talks about his family background, becoming a composer and his life in the arts in New York City.

Video by Gerard Schmidt


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