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[The New York Times] Chou Wen-chung, Composer and Calligrapher in Sound, Dies at 96

Chou Wen-chung, a composer, teacher and cultural diplomat who taught a coterie of celebrated and award-winning Chinese composers and who tended to the legacy of Edgard Varèse, the linchpin of American modernism, died on Friday October 25 at his home in Manhattan. He was 96. » Read the article

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[The New York Times] Hear the Piece That Won One of Music’s Biggest Prizes (en anglais + vidéo)

Bent Sørensen’s triple concerto: L’Isola della Città (1st-2nd movements) Bent Sørensen’s triple concerto: L’Isola della Città (3rd-5th movements) Bent Sorensen, a Danish composer known for trembling, glistening works that have drawn comparisons to the paintings of Georges Seurat, has won the 2018 Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition for his triple concerto L’Isola della Città. Presented [...]

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[The New York Times] For Composer Lei Liang, Technology Brings a Different Transcendence. Excerpts

Interview by Magnus Lindberg before the world premiere of « Verge »  with the New York Philharmonic. The technology that composer Lei Liang encountered during a three-year residency from 2013-16 at the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology’s Qualcomm Institute fundamentally shifted his perception of space. For Hearing Landscapes (2015), Mr. Liang worked alongside a team [...]

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[The New York Times] Resonant Bodies Festival Showcases Contemporary Vocal Music. Extrait (en anglais)

Shaped anew each year by the tastes of its artists, the Resonant Bodies Festival, an immersion in contemporary vocal music organized by the intrepid Lucy Dhegrae, has swiftly become an annual delight. The three festival concerts — Tuesday, Sept. 6; Wednesday; and Thursday — each feature three singers who have programmed their own sets. » [...]

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