Neil Rolnick




Oceans Eat Cities (2015) performed by Quartet: This Side Up at the Tribeca New Music Festival.


Dynamic RAM & Concert Grand (2014) performed by Bob Gluck.


Scenes from MONO, (2011) videos of the performance at EMPAC on Dec 1, 2011, with Todd Reynolds music director.


Extended Family, mvt 5: The Gathering (2009) performed by ETHEL, (from Innova 782)


The Economic Engine, mvt 1: Traffic (2008)
Music From China & Todd Reynolds String Quartet (from Innova 724)


Uptown Jump (2006)
MAYA (Sato Moughalian, Jacqueline Kerrod, John Hadfield) (from Innova 724)


Digits (2005)
Kathleen Supové, piano (from Innova 656)


The iFiddle Concerto (2006)
excerpt [2'50"] American Composers Orchestra; Steven Slaon, conductor; Todd Reynolds, iFiddle


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Anne Midgette calls Neil's performance at Atlas Performing Arts "a terrific concert" in her Washington Post review , January 31, 2016

Gardening At Gropius House is discussed in CNN.Style, July 2015. feature article on Neil's use of sampling in A Robert Johnson Sampler, Feb 21 2014

Feature interview by Frank J. Oteri on, April 2013

MONO Prelude has "a haunting spoken text ... with driven, vital music." Allan Kozinn's NY Times review of the CD release concert for Extended Family. January 14, 2011. 

The Economic Engine "presents a wondrous atmosphere that leaves the listener in a liminal space between two cultures." American Record Guide(March/April 2010)

Priscilla McLean calls Extended Family "one of Rolnick's best works" in her of his concert at EMPAC. reviewAlbany Times Union, February 18, 2010.

The Economic Engine CD is on the NY Times' classical critics' list of "best Classical CDs of 2009." November 27, 2009 

"Rolnick's music is a vivid and vigorous hybrid of idioms" in Anne MidgetteThe Washington Post, October 6, 2009

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gardeningcoverNeil is featured on Ableton's web site in an article tracing his development over years and through evolving technologies.


Neil's latest CD, Gardening at Gropius House, was released in 2013. Here are excerpts from the two pieces: Gardening At Gropius House and Anosmia.

Available from Innova, iTunes and Amazon. Neil's comments on the CD on youtube here.


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Friday, February 12, 6pm

Julia Stoschek Collection, Schanzenstrasse 54, 40549 Duesseldorf, GERMANY

Opening reception for NUMBER 12: HELLO BOYS, which includes Barbara Hammer's film Sanctus, with a score by Neil. Sanctus will be shown from 13 February to 31 July.


Friday, March 11, 8pm

Centro Mexicano para la Música y las Artes Sonoras (CMMAS). Morelia, Mexico

Neil and Mexican pianist Jacobo Cerda play Faith and Digits, and Neil plays some new solo laptop works..


Monday, March 14, time TBA

Sonosintesis - Festival internacional de Música y Arte Sonoro, León, Mexico

Neil and Jacobo Cerda play Digits..


Wednesday, March 30, 5pm

The Hartt School, Hartford, CT

Neil and Kathleen Supové play Dynamic RAM & Concert Grand and Digits, and Neil plays some new solo laptop works.


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