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Alum Daniel Wohl signs with G. Schirmer

Daniel Wohl

Daniel Wohl

G. Schirmer/Associated Music Publishers has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing agreement with composer Daniel Wohl ’12MMA.

In a statement, Wohl commented: “I’m thrilled to be able to work with the talented people at G. Schirmer. Their dedication to helping composers create new work and their understanding of the creative process makes this an ideal partnership for me.” MORE

Published July 10, 2014
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Daniel Wohl Releases Debut Album, ‘Corps Exquis’

Paris-born and Brooklyn-based composer/performer Daniel Wohl releases his debut album Corps Exquis today on New Amsterdam Records. The electroacoustic album was recently honored as a WQXR/Q2 Music Album of the Week and features acclaimed new music ensemble TRANSIT as well as guest performances by So Percussion, Julia Holter and Aaron Roche.

To celebrate the album’s release, a series of nine rarely-seen videos inspired by each piece on Corps Exquis is streaming exclusively on music site I Care If You Listen today through Friday, June 28. The videos are typically only shown during the live multi-media performances of the project, making this is the first and only opportunity to stream them online all at once.

Created by some of today’s brightest young visual artists — Antoine Catala, Alexis Gambis, Satan’s Pearl Horses, Andrew Steinmetz & Teddy Stern, Brina Thurston, and Yui Kugimiya — the videos take root in the “exquisite corpse” parlor game popular in Surrealist circles in 1920s Paris in which a group of artists creates a piece of art by working separately on different components that are later pieced together into one surprising whole. In the case of Corps Exquis (a French term that translates in English as “Exquisite Body”), each video focuses on a different piece of the work as well as part of the human body.

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Published June 25, 2013
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New Music New Haven features Ezra Laderman’s Piano Sonata No. 5 on Feb. 2

Featured performers include TwoSense, pianist Amy J. Yang

The Yale School of Music presents a New Music New Haven performance on Thursday, February 2 at 8pm in Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Hall (470 College St., New Haven, corner of Wall St.). The performance will feature the Piano Sonata No. 5 of Yale faculty composer Ezra Laderman. YSM alumna Amy Yang ’10 AD, who has been hailed by the New York Concert Review as “a magnificent artist and poet,” will perform the sonata.

The piano-cello duo TwoSense, featuring Bang-on-a-Can All-Stars Ashley Bathgate (’07 MM, ’08 AD), cello and Lisa Moore, piano, will also be featured on the program. The “admired performers” (New Yorker) will play Daniel Wohl’s One Piece and Paul KerekesReach.

Stephen Feigenbaum’s Fantasy for oboe and piano explores a new take on the relationship between performer and accompanist, with the piano taking a largely commentary role and the oboe holding together the piece’s groundwork. Collideoscope, a piano quartet by Jordan Kuspa, dramatizes the composer’s interactions with a work of art.

The program will also include Orbis Tertius, a exploration of extra-terrestrial fanfares by Matthew Welch for the unique combination of brass septet and bagpipes. MORE

Published January 13, 2012
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New Music New Haven features Ezra Laderman’s Piano Sonata No. 2

The Yale School of Music presents a New Music New Haven concert on Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Hall (470 College Street, New Haven). The concert will feature faculty composer Ezra Laderman and his Piano Sonata No. 2, written in 1956. The four-movement work will be performed by Adela Hyeyeon Park, a graduate of the School of Music who has been praised for her “very sensitive” (Washington Post) and “highly nuanced” (Lucid Culture) playing. The program includes another piano piece by a faculty composer, Ingram Marshall’s Authentic Presence.

The concert will open with several new works by graduate composers from the Yale School of Music: Justin Tierney’s Chains for solo marimba, performed by the dynamic percussionist Candy Chiu, and Andy Akiho’s Love Lost Lust Lone, performed by the ensemble Loadbang. Reena Esmail’s Two Tones for violin, piano, and voice is based on the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke. Omar Surillo’s Blanket is a slow, sustained work for electric guitar, saxophone, keyboard, and laptop. Chris Rogerson combines ancient and new sounds in his solo cello piece Bradwell-on-the-Sea, inspired by the site (in Essex, England) of the oldest active church in all of Great Britain. Daniel Wohl’s Saint Arc is a piece for cello and electronics. MORE

Published February 25, 2011
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