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Neil Rolnick

composer

MUSIC

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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PRESS

Feature interview by Frank J. Oteri on NewMusicBox.org, 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 review of his concert at EMPAC. Albany 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" Anne Midgette in The Washington Post, October 6, 2009

 

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NEWS

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 Oct 29 !! 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.

 

Visit Neil's YouTube & Vimeo Channels:

 

www.youtube.com/neilrolnick

www.vimeo.com/channels/neilrolnick

EVENTS

Saturday, July 19, 2pm
International Keyboard Institute & Festival, Mannes College, The New School for Music, 150 W 85th St., NYC
Kathleen Supové plays Digits in a program of new piano music, followed by discussion with Neil and composers Missy Mazzoli, Jacob TV, Randall Woolf and Carolyn Yanell.

 

Friday, October 10, 7:30pm
Fresh Sound, at Bread & Salt, 1955 Julian Ave. San Diego, CA 92113
Neil will perform a solo concert featuring new laptop performance works.

 

Tuesday, January 27, 7:30pm
The University At Albany, Performing Arts Center, Albany, NY
Bob Gluck performs Neil's Dynamic RAM & Concert Grand, and improvisations with Neil and Andrew Sterman.

 

Monday, March 2, 2015, 7:30pm
MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music, Bowling Green State University, OH
Pianist Kathleen Supové and violinist Jennifer Choi join Neil for a program of his music, including Hammer & Hair and Dynamic RAM & Concert Grand, Fiddle Faddle, and solo laptop works.

 

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