News - October 10th, 2017

Oct. 10, 2017

Upcoming guest residencies- If you would like to attend one of these WED 2pm composition seminars, please email me to get you advance permission. October 11 - Kristy Kuster (U. Michigan) October 18 - Lowell Liebermann (New York City) October 25 - Juhani Nuorvala (Helsinki) The Detroit Symphony , conducted...

Detroit Symphony to premiere new work by Conor Brown

Oct. 10, 2017

Watch Conor Brown's premiere with one of America's most celebrated orchestras! Next week, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Leonard Slatkin, will be premiering How to Relax with Origami,my latest composition for orchestra. The piece consists of eight short, internally-conflicted movements (perhaps most comparable to a collection of comic...

Conor Brown's new piece celebrates 100 years of Finnish independence

Sept. 29, 2017

Conor Brown - recipient of Finnish Jubilee Scholarship - has composed a new piece celebrating the the centennial of the Finnish declaration of indepence. Read about his inspirations and processes: College of Music joins worlwide celebration of Finnish birthday . Also check out the Q&A with Finland Scholarship supporters Don...

News - September 22nd, 2017

Sept. 22, 2017

You can still catch Michael Theodore 's installation on Pearl Street, close to Peppercorn. Alumni Altius Quartet premiered this piece during a Pendulum concert earlier this year by Michael Ippolito. Hear their podcast: www.cpr.org/classical/story/altius-quartet-unveils-michael-ippolitos-string-quartet-no-4 . They are staying in the Boulder area this year. Alum Hugh Lobel just gave a...

News - September 19th, 2017

Sept. 19, 2017

DMA composers John Clay Allen, Zachary Patten, Sean Winters , presented world premieres using 8-channel sound, acoustic instruments, lights, and video. FRI 9/15 - SAT 9/16 at 8 pm at the Atlas Blackbox. Introducing, our brand new New-Music-Ensemble, the Boulder Altitude Directive, under the direction of maestro Carter Pann! (11/1...

Viola d’amore

April 3, 2017

The viola d’amore is a rare and mysterious instrument. Clues point to it arriving and evolving in Europe in the 17 th century from instrument designs originating in the Middle East, Anatolia, or India, but the exact details of its origins remain shrouded. Unusual characteristics include its set of sympathetic...

Fourth Annual 64-bit Competition Finalists

March 18, 2017

64-bit Finalists with Hsing-ay and Kevin We have our finalists for the fourth annual 64-Bit Competition! These pieces will be performed at the February 22nd, 2017 Pendulum@Atlas concert in the Atlas Black Box Theatre. The audience members will vote on the winner, so come support these wonderful artists and help...

CU Student Premiere of Piece by Pulitzer Prize Finalist Carter Pann

March 15, 2017

It’s been a whirlwind year for composer Carter Pann. Since being named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Music for his saxophone quartet “The Mechanics: Six from the Shop Floor,” Pann has been working on new chamber music, large ensemble pieces—even an homage to Ravel’s “Boléro.” And of course,...

Alumni spotlight: Sam Estes and Cole Ingraham

March 15, 2017

When you’ve helped prolific composers such as Hans Zimmer and Danny Elfman write film music, it’s probably safe to say you know a thing or two about what it takes to create a memorable and fitting score in Hollywood. You also know how challenging it is. Sam Estes (MM ’05)...

Pendulum 3-22-17 Event Poster

About our March poster art

March 4, 2017

"I always loved this photo. It is from a series of photos of flowers that I did when Ai Weiwei was doing his #FlowersForFreedom Twitter campaign. You may recall that after his detention by the government his passport was confiscated for a few years. #FlowersForFreedom was part of his effort...

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