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2020 Composers Now Festival Opening Event

Friday, January 31, 2020
Marc A. Scorca Hall at National Opera Center 

The Opening Event of the tenth annual Composers Now Festival featured a vivacious program of music by living composers hosted by Composers Now founder and artistic director, Tania León.

Video by Nan Melville

Full Program

Introduction by Tania León: 0:00
CN Visionary Award to Carman Moore: 1:36

Interview with Ilaria Loisa Hawley: 8:02
"Quando L'acqua riflette" (When the Water Reflects) by Ilaria Loisa Hawley: 9:08

Interview with Niloufar Nourbakhsh & Amanda Gookin: 14:34
"Veiled" by Niloufar Nourbakhsh: 16:52

Interview with Robert Dick: 24:51
"Book of Shadows" by Robert Dick: 25:09

Interview with Darian Donovan Thomas: 36:21
"Fluid" by Darian Donovan Thomas: 38:28

Interview with Lisa Bielawa: 47:17
"Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch's Accuser,
Episode 5: The Cow Song" by Lisa Bielawa": 49:19

Interview with Noah Becker: 1:00:32
"Jamaica, Después" (Hibiscus, After) by Noah Becker: 1:01:59


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2019 Composers Now Festival Opening Event

Friday, January 31, 2019
Marc A. Scorca Hall at National Opera Center 

The Opening Event of the ninth annual Composers Now Festival featured a vivacious program of music by living composers hosted by Composers Now founder and artistic director, Tania León.

 

Video by Nan Melville

Full Program

Introduction by Tania León: 0:00
CN Visionary Award to TJ Anderson: 0:45
CN Visionary Award to Laura Kaminsky: 7:29
 

"Blustery Day" by Yuri Lee: 10:59

"Very Short" by Yusei Hata: 15:37

"Rising Tide, movement III: Forage" by Laura Kaminsky: 21:08
Final scene from "Today It Rains" by Laura Kaminsky: 25:08 

"Tipat Taluh" [world premiere] for gender wayang by Gusti Komin Darta: 35:16
"Aptiningulun" for gender wayang by Gusti Komin Darta: 42:28

"Black Moon (La Lune Noir) by Major A. Scurlock: 51:16
Discussion with Major A. Scurlock and Kendra J. Ross: 57:17

"Aguazul" by Samuel Torres: 1:09:14

"Goth Song" by Joseph Keckler: 1:20:20
"City" by Joseph Keckler: 1:24:35
"GPS Song" by Joseph Keckler: 1:29:19 


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2018 Composers Now Festival Opening Event

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
The Jazz Gallery

The Opening Event of the eighth annual Composers Now Festival featured a vibrant program of music by living composers hosted by Composers Now founder and artistic director, Tania León.

 

Video by Breeanah Breeden

Full Program

Fall 2017 Dialogues Highlights: 1:38
Introduction by Mary Madigan: 7:51

CN Visionary Award to Cecille Wasserman, Cece10:06
CN Visionary Award to Frank J. Oteri: 14:15

"Hiko-Hiko River Talk" by Miya Masaoka: 20:33

"Hallucinations" by Sofia Belimova (Luna Composition Lab): 27:45

"Charm and Strange" by Emma O'Halloran: 32:18

"The Silence of a Falling Star Lights Up a Purple Sky" by Christopher Trapani: 44:15

"Voices of the Enchanted Forest" by Žibouklė Martinaitytē & Ami Yamasaki: 48:43

Scene IV from "The Fall of the House of Usher" by Felix Jarrar: 1:03:36

"Remembrance" by Rufus Reid: 1:15:26


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