[dnme] Duke New Music Ensemble: Fall 2021

This video premiered on Friday, December 10 at 7:30 pm EST.

On November 19, [dnme] presented a concert of experimental, avant-garde works. The program featured a wide-range of works for acoustic instruments, voices, electronics, and chocolate by composers Julius Eastman, inti logan figgis-vizueta, Pauline Oliveros, and Mieko Shiomi, along with a multimedia premiere by Duke graduate student Minato Sakamoto. View the complete program.

[dnme] is under the direction of Brittany J. Green and features performers Quran Karriem, Jerry Liu, Arvind Mallikarjunan, Brandon Nutt, Irene Qiao, and Kenneth Stewart.

Horszowski Trio premieres works by Scott Lindroth and Ryan Harrison

This video premiered on Friday, October 29 at 7:30 pm EDT.

On October 9, the acclaimed Horszowski Trio premiered two new works in Baldwin Auditorium: T120 by Duke faculty composer Scott Lindroth, and For Vera by graduate composer Ryan Harrison. 
Lindroth’s work, created in collaboration with Horszowski Trio, was commissioned by the Fromm Music Foundation. Harrison’s piece was workshopped by the Trio in Spring 2021 in a virtual residency with students in the Graduate Composition Program. Horszowski Trio rounded out the program with Robert Schumann’s Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 63. View the complete program.

Giving performances that are “lithe, persuasive” (The New York Times), “eloquent and enthralling” (The Boston Globe), and described as “the most compelling American group to come on the scene” (The New Yorker), the Horszowski Trio has quickly become a vital force in the international chamber music world.

More about Scott Lindroth’s T120

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Portfolio Project: The Ciompi Quartet commissions Duke Graduate Composers 2020

This video premiered on April 2, 2021 at 7:30 pm EDT.

Last summer, the Ciompi Quartet commissioned four graduate students in Duke Music’s Composition program to create new, short pieces conceived to be rehearsed and performed remotely as a response to the Covid pandemic. This video premiere features the Ciompi Quartet’s performance of:

James Budinich: Rotation Study
Ryan Harrison: Disconnected
James Chu: Mk
Maximiliano Amici: Mirage

Read more about the project, the composers and their pieces, and view scores

Composition/Counterpoint Undergraduate Virtual Showcase

This video premiered on Friday, March 19 at 7:30 pm local time.

Students in Professor Anthony Kelley’s Music 465S (Counterpoint) and Music 281T & 381T (Composition) classes present their final semester projects.

Student contrapuntists performing their own works
Jerry Liu, Roy Xiong, Vincentius Martin, and Nathaniel Maxwell

Student composers works
“Solo for Bb Tenor Saxophone” by Ben Rubin, performed by Caleb Woo
“Through the Forest” by Bryn Lawson
“One Line Comp” by Alex Kintzer
“Telu Sora Nusantara” by Vincentius Martin, performed by Priscilla La (flute) and Vincentius Martin (guitar)