What Hath II by composer Kate Neal performed by Mobius Percussion Quartet. What Hath II is a fully notated percussion quartet which explores and abstracts encoded methods of communication. The ensemble uses sound, light, and movement to explicate patterns derived from binary code, morse code, and light coding. The aural, visual, and physical fuse together into a common language.
Archive – October 2013
The Princeton University Orchestra started the year off with a musical bang this past weekend, with a concert program that belied the fact that the school year began less than two months ago. Conductor Michael Pratt led an orchestra chock full of players this year in a program of Paul Lansky, Mozart, and most impressively, Gustav Holst’s The Planets, one of the most complex works in the orchestral repertory.
Aryeh Nussbaum-Cohen has always liked to sing. When he was in seventh grade, his parents signed him up for the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, which rehearsed just down the block from his school. Soon, he was performing with the New York Philharmonic and other famous arts organizations, at such prestigious venues as Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall.
Central New Jersey and rural Japan are essentially polar opposites, geographically, topographically, and culturally. Michelle Nagai, a composer and graduate fellow in music composition at Princeton University, couldn’t help but feel the culture shock when she returned to this part of the country after living and creating in a rural Japanese village for a year.
Min Joo Yi '16 wins 2nd Prize at the 2013 Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Piano Competition,the Foundation's 64th annual competition. The Kosciuszko Foundation's Chopin Piano Competition was established in 1949, in honor ofthe hundredth anniversary of the death of Frederic Chopin. The inauguration took place atthe Kosciuszko Foundation House in New York City, with Witold Malcuzynski as a guest artist, and Abram Chasins, composer and music director of the New York Times Radio Station, presiding.
The Princeton University department of music launched its 2013-14 season last Friday night with an old friend. The Brentano String Quartet, Performers-in-Residence at the University, set an elegant and precise tone for the year with a link of late Classical and earlyRomantic music with the Princeton premiere of a work by a well-established local composer. The very attentive audience in Richardson Auditorium paid careful attention to the Brentano’s musical details in the music of Beethoven,