From our nation's capital, Great Noise Ensemble brings a program of intriguing and exciting music by some of the best younger American composers on the scene, to Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival. The evening features the world premiere of Cornelius Dufallo's new work for amplified violin and ensemble, with the composer as soloist. Also on the program, compositions by New Yorker Matt Van Brink, Puerto Rican Carlos Carrillo, Washingtonian Alexandra Gardner, Chicagoan Mark Mellits and Cutting Edge Concerts artistic director Victoria Bond.
This is the third concert of Cutting Edge Concerts 15th season, which features 5 concerts and 5 world premieres. The festival concerts are performed on five Mondays in April: April 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2012.
About Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival:
Composer Victoria Bond launched Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival to bring together composers, performers and New York audiences in an intimate and inviting setting. Since its first season in 1998, it has blossomed into a multi-concert festival, attracting audiences from the tri-state area and performers from around the country. Since its inception, over 30 world premieres and dozens of New York premieres have been performed at Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival.
A significant feature of Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival is that all composers will be in attendance and speak briefly about their music on stage with CEC artistic director Victoria Bond. According to Bond, "having the composers at the concert presents a unique opportunity to share their inspiration and creative process as a prelude to the performance of their music."