Monthly Archives: September 2015

A Youthful Tribute to a Fallen Friend of Art

Originally appeared on NY Times – NOV. 21, 2014 When he was a child, the Brooklyn-based composer and guitarist Bryce Dessner went to a summer camp in the mountains of North Carolina not far from where Black Mountain College had been. This pathbreaking institution was founded in a 1933 as a college with arts at …

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Review: Kronos Quartet, in an Emotionally Packed Performance

Originally appeared on NY Times – MARCH 8, 2015 The Kronos Quartet offered a program of new and recent works full of ideas in the Late Nights at Zankel Hall series on Saturday, and the composers’ program notes were sometimes more compelling than the music. The program was dedicated to the quartet’s longtime lighting designer, …

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Originally appeared on Interview Magazine – 02/03/14 Philip Glass might very well be the most famous composer in the United States, a country not exactly rife with them or a rich history of making great contributions to the classical music canon. But Glass and his American compadres like Steve Reich and Terry Riley have been …

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Bryce Dessner talks about ‘double life’ as both classical and rock musician

Originally appeared on LA Times, May 22nd, 2015 For a man who is about to hear a top symphony orchestra play his first stand-alone score, Bryce Dessner appears surprisingly calm. Dessner will be in the audience at Walt Disney Concert Hall on May 28, listening to Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic play the …

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Murder Ballades 9/29

September 29, 2015 MURDER BALLADES Corbett Auditorium, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA Performed by eighth blackbird Buy Tickets

Mona Bismarck

September 26, 2015TBA Mona Bismarck American Center, Paris, France Performance by Nico Muhly, Bryce to sit in on guitar More Info

September 25th

September 25, 2015Quilting Muziegebouw, Eindhoven, The Netherlands Performance by Philharmonie Zuidnederland Buy Tickets

Sounds from a Safe Harbour

September 17 – 20, 2015Sounds from a Safe Harbour Cork, Ireland Brand new festival of music, art and conversation, curated by Bryce, featuring new commissions and collaborations and performances in a range of Cork’s artistic spaces Buy Tickets

Music for Heart and Breath Sacrum

September 15, 2015Sacrum Profanum Festival Krakow Congress Center, Krakow, Poland Performance of Richard Reed Parry’s Music for Heart and Breath with Bryce and Aaron Dessner on guitar More Info

Sacrum Profanum

September 14, 2015Sacrum Profanum Festival Krakow Congress Centre, Theatre Hall, Krakow, Poland Music for Wood and Strings performed by So Percussion, St. Carolyn by the Sea performed by Sinfonietta Cracovia with Bryce and Aaron Dessner on guitar, and Lachrimae performed by Sinfonietta Cracovia More Info