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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 of the CD release concert for reviewExtended 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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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

 

Join Neil's mailing list here.

EVENTS

 

Thursday, November 20, 7:30pm
CCRMA, Stanford University, Palo Alto CA
Karen Bentley Pollick will play Fiddle Faddle, with video by John Jannone and the Night Bears.

 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 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.

 

Saturday, January 31, time TBA

Bard College at Simon's Rock, Great Barrington, MA
Bob Gluck and Neil perform Dynamic RAM & Concert Grand with other solo and duet works and improvisations.

 

Wednesday, February 25, time TBA
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
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.

 

Monday, March 2, 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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