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  • Music Review: "On Connecticut Naturalism" at The Studio @ Billings Forge

    Music Review: "On Connecticut Naturalism" at The Studio @ Billings Forge
    There was an electric, distinctly urban feeling lurking up and down Hartford’s Broad Street on the drive south toward the Frog Hollow neighborhood. The Earth Trio, a group of players associated with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, was camped out at The Studio, the airy, loft-style performance space at Billings Forge, ready to play contemporary music for 35 or so listeners.
  • Erik DeLuca's Underwater Soundscapes at Wesleyan

    A year before the BP oil disaster, composer Erik DeLuca was out on the Gulf of Mexico recording groups of shrimp, which produce complex waves of sound, rising and falling like choruses of nighttime cicadas. (Caution: Human ears are pretty much useless...

    Music review: Los Angeles Philharmonic festival ends with Ads and Messiaen

    Mark Swed reviews the first Los Angeles Philharmonic performances of Thomas Ads' "Polaris" and Olivier Messiaen’s “clairs sur l’Au-del…”

    Thomas Ads in all his aspects

    Thomas Adès in all his aspects
    International fame just doesn't happen to many classical composers. But when it does, it can strike like a runaway train. Consider Thomas Ads. Hailed in his 20s as the heir to Benjamin Britten and more recently by the New York Times as maybe "the most...

    'Ascending Dragon' music from Hanoi to be broadcast on KUSC

    Beyond obvious goodwill, “Ascending Dragon,” the cultural exchange last spring between Southwest Chamber Music in Pasadena and the Vietnam National Academy of Music in Hanoi, generated significant musical results. Works were commissioned from two...