TEXU KIM - Bounce (New York Premiere)
CHARLIE PIPER - Zoetrope
JEREMY PODGURSKY - MINDJOB (New York Premiere)
KATE SOPER - I Was Here I Was I (excerpts)
JOHN ORFE - Dowland Remix (New York Premiere)
World Premiere of a film by MAX FREEMAN and MARGARET SINGER
“As close to being a rock band as a chamber orchestra can be” (The New York Times), Alarm Will Sound is a 20-member touring ensemble led by Artistic Director Alan Pierson that commissions, performs, and records innovative works by established and emerging composers, especially works that incorporate theatrical and multimedia elements by choreographers, visual artists, designers, and directors. Its wide-ranging artistic vision looks beyond genre—electronic vs. acoustic, high-modernist vs. pop-influenced, conventional classical concert vs. multimedia experience. Their performances have been described as “equal parts exuberance, nonchalance, and virtuosity” by the London Financial Times and as “a triumph of ensemble playing” by the San Francisco Chronicle.
This concert is part of the 2015 SONiC - Sounds of a New Century festival: 9 days of 21st century music by composers age 40 and under produced by American Composers Orchestra. Alarm Will Sound's performance is made possible with the generous support of the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation.