Posted on 10 May 2017
Miller Theatre in New York City has unveiled its 2017-18 season, which is to include an evening length Portrait Concert of composer Ann Cleare, Associate Lecturer of Composition in the Department of Music.
The new season was officially announced on The New York Times:
"Six living composers have been deemed ready for their close-ups in next season's vital Composer Portraits series at the Miller Theatre at Columbia University. Marcos Balter, Chen Yi, Raphaël Cendo, Ann Cleare, Christopher Cerrone and Frederic Rzewski will each attend concerts devoted to their music next season at the Miller Theatre. The series - each concert is an evening-long exploration of the work of a single living artist - has developed into one of the most important habitats in New York's new-music ecosystem."
"Addressing themes that range from darkness and isolation to perception and discovery, Ann Cleare has an uncanny ability to translate our innermost experiences and emotions through music. But the spatial and visual aspects of sound excite her, too, as in the multi-dimensional eyam iv (Pluto’s Farthest Moons). International Contemporary Ensemble presents some of the young Irish composer’s most striking works, including the square of yellow light that is your window, inspired by fellow Irish artist Oscar Wilde."
Find out more about Miller Theatre's Composer Portraits series.