Alarm Will Sound
ALAN PIERSON, conductor
TEXU KIM: Bounce New York Premiere
CHARLIE PIPER: Zoetrope (includes World Premiere of "Zoetrope," a film inspired by the work of Claude Cahun, Surrealist writer, photographer and activist)
JEREMY PODGURSKY: MINDJOB New York Premiere
KATE SOPER: I Was Here I Was I (excerpts)
JOHN ORFE: Dowland Remix New York Premiere
Alarm Will Sound, a 20-member ensemble, brings its intelligence and sense of adventure to a program of collaborations and rich musical expression.
“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. ASCAP recognized their contributions to new music with a 2006 Concert Music Award for “the virtuosity, passion and commitment with which they perform and champion the repertory for the 21st century.” 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. www.alarmwillsound.com
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