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Composition and Theory

Mathew Rosenblum's new work, The Big Rip (A Science Fiction Cantata), was premiered by the Calmus Vocal Ensemble of Leipzig and the Rascher Saxophone Quartet on September 10 at The Niedersächsische Musiktage (Lower Saxony Music Festival) in Hameln Germany. The piece was also performed at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig on October 25 as part of the Calmus Ensembles' 10th Anniversary concert. The Calmus Ensemble is the recent recipient of the 2009 ECHO KLASSIK Award, the German Grammy.

According to Rosenblum,

"The Big Rip uses the basic...

In case you missed it, The Pitt News ran an extensive feature on recent Department of Music graduate Sachem Orenda.

(posted by graduate composer Jonghee Kang)

One of the great things about participating in a music festival is that one directly experiences what is currently out there within the theme of the festival. That is why I always look for the opportunities to go, and this summer, I was lucky enough to go to the Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium(OBFCS) held in Eugene, Oregon from June 30 to July 9.

Frankly, I had no idea what I would experience at the Symposium until I went to the registration in the morning of the first day. All the details and schedule of the Symposium were kept underground until the very first meeting. Maybe that was why I was more than stunned upon looking...

Update:  The Boston Globe reviewed Moe's Kick & Ride. You can read the full review online here.

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