Composing in 15 seconds

Seattle Symphony honors Henri Dutilleux
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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Bite-Sized Bytes: Composing in 15 Seconds

What would you do with 15 seconds? For composer Ray Lustig, it’s the perfect amount of time to set up a low-stakes creative lab and ongoing audio-visual experiment. He explains the inspiration behind his 15-second Instagram compositions, dubbed “composagrams,” and how they feed his artistic growth.

A Day in the Life: Paola Prestini

On our latest Instagram takover, composer and curator Paola Prestini takes us behind the scenes of her Hubble Cantata, muses over John Cage sketches and meets with her venue’s newest artist-in-residence. Check out her takeover and follow us on Instagram.

App Download: Hannah Lash’s ‘Concerto for Harp and Chamber Orchestra’     

Every week, we share an exclusive live track to enjoy on-the-go via the WQXR app. This week: Hannah Lash’s Concerto for Harp and Chamber Orchestra, performed by the American Composers Orchestra and Lash herself as part of the 2015 SONiC Festival.

Listen: Talea Ensemble Goes ‘Wild’ at the Library of Congress  

Listen to the U.S. Premiere of George Aperghis’ Wild Romance and Julian Anderson’s Van Gogh Blue, performed by the Talea Ensemble at the Library of Congress on March 11, 2016.

ICYMI | Listen: Rapper Pharoahe Monch and PitchBlak Brass Band

Earlier this year, rapper and singer Pharoahe Monch joined forces with PitchBlak Brass Band at Merkin Concert Hall as part of the 2016 Ecstatic Music Festival. Listen to the full performance.

Seattle Symphony Concludes Dutilleux Cycle

Ludovic Morlot’s Seattle Symphony has once again proved itself one of the most essential symphony orchestras in the country with its third and final disc of Dutilleux orchestral music. Stream the full album all this week.
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