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Music of Caroline Shaw with Roomful of Teeth & ACME (American Contemporary Music Ensemble)

WNYC Radio

carolineshaw2This fall’s New Sounds Live events in October represent the first-ever survey of the music of Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Shaw, “a musician of many sorts.” Shaw performs as a violinist with the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) and as a vocalist with Roomful of Teeth. Earlier this year, the composer/vocalist/violist/violinist became, at the age of 30, the youngest-ever recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in Music for her work “Partita for 8 Voices.” Hear Shaw’s remarkable music in a two-part series, featuring both of the ensembles she plays in and her interactive film/music piece called “Ritornello.” MORE

Published September 13, 2013
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Video Highlights from Convocation 2013

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NOW Ensemble will open New Music New College season with new music, and dance

Sarasota Herald-Tribune
By Susan Rife

NOWEnsWhen a chamber music ensemble is made up of electric guitar, clarinet, flute, bass and piano, there’s not exactly a large catalog of existing music from the classical canon.

The NOW Ensemble, founded in 2004 by a group of students at the Yale School of Music, solved the problem by incorporating composers within its ranks.

“We had a few goals. One was to create an ensemble that was dedicated to creating and performing new music, but also an ensemble where composers and performers would be continuously creating and collaborating,” said Mark Dancigers, a composer and electric guitarist and co-founder of the ensemble. MORE

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You can never have enough music

By John Masko, staff columnist
Yale Daily News

I’ll admit that I was a bit greedy for music as a freshman. It was a great perk of going to a first-rate university to be able to see the greatest musicians in the world for free. I could take a study break and walk two blocks from Old Campus to Sprague or Woolsey halls. And if I was just 10 minutes early, I could sit in the front row and see the hunched but boundlessly energetic Masaaki Suzuki (one of the world’s greatest baroque performers) conduct the Yale Schola Cantorum (one of its finest chamber choirs) in some of the best music ever written.

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It took a little while before it began to strike me as odd how many seats always seemed to go empty during these fabulous events. There was the occasional graduate student or elderly retired-looking professor. But my amazing front-row seat meant that many of my classmates were neither aware of nor experiencing the privilege I experienced just by walking two blocks. MORE

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