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It's the Boston Modern Orchestra Project - Relevant Tones June 2018

Jun 1, 2018

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On June 16 we'll hear from the Boston Modern Orchestra Project. You can try them out here.

6/2          Composers Among Us: Robert Kritz
Composer Robert Kritz spent many years working in the corporate world by day and busily
composing music into the wee hours of the night. A decision several years ago to show some of
his pieces to professional composers was an occasion of great excitement and led to a flurry of
public performances and commissions. We’ll talk with Kritz about his unusual career path as a
composer and feature live performances of several of his pieces by the musicians who support
his work.
6/9          New Music Gathering
New Music Gathering is an annual three-day conference dedicated to the performance,
production, promotion, support and creation of new concert music held at the Boston
Conservatory at Berklee. Keynote speaker, Q2 host Helga Davis, will speak to the 2018
conference theme, “Accessibility”. Performances will include those by the JACK Quartet,
Pamela Z, and the Boston-based Dinosaur Annex Music Ensemble.
6/16      Boston Modern Orchestra Project
The Boston Modern Orchestra Project is widely known as the leading orchestra in the United
States dedicated exclusively to performing the 20th and 21st century music and its signature
record label, BMOP/sound, reflects those standards. While in Boston, we’ll be among the first to
hear their newest recordings and then we’ll have a chance to air them for the first time in this
6/23        Contemporary Vinyl
Old is new again as composers and performers return to the LP format for their latest releases.
We’ll dust off our record player to feature a variety of new music released on vinyl including
Brooklyn Rider, Yarn/Wire and Eighth Blackbird.

6/30      Playing it Wrong

It gives technicians fits, but composers and performers are always experimenting with new “wrong” ways to play their instrument. From Bartok pizzicato to prepared piano, multiphonics to slap tongue, many of these techniques have made it into the standard repertoire. What new extended techniques are being pioneered today?