Caroline Shaw has performed on the street in Norway, as a dance class accompanist in Connecticut and on stage at Lincoln Center in New York.A composer, violinist and singer, you can find her on her website (carolineshaw.com), playing flowerpots and singing, "I want to charge my phone," to the tune of a Beatles song in videos recorded during Hurricane Sandy.In April, she also became the youngest winner of the Pulitzer Prize for composition — for "Partita," a four-movemen
Archive – August 2013
For composer Dmitri Tymoczko, writing music in a post-iPod world means opening our ears to influences beyond the accepted classical tradition. Beyond that, it means synthesizing these influences into something new. Tymoczko’s new album, “Crackpot Hymnal” (Bridge Records 9383), contains four invigorating works which freely imbibe from a number of traditions, yet live firmly within the classical world.
Kenneth Levy, the Scheide Professor of Music History Emeritus, died of complications of Parkinson's disease on Aug. 15 at his home in Skillman, N.J. He was 86. A scholar of medieval and Renaissance music as well as the history of music, Levy was among the world's authorities on early Christian and Byzantine music. His research interests ranged from 13th-century European polyphony to 16th-century French chanson, among other areas.
The new release by Dmitri Tymoczko, Princeton University associate professor of composition and music theory, is titled Crackpot Hymnal (Bridge Records) and you might say it has influences drawing from a little bit of everything: Shostakovich, science fiction and The Eggman (a reference from the Beatles’ “I Am the Walrus,” by the way).