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.
"Rolnick's music is a vivid and vigorous hybrid of idioms" in Anne MidgetteThe Washington Post, October 6, 2009
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.
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Monday, October 20, 2pm
The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts 24700 McBean Pkwy, Valencia, CA
Neil will be guest composer in the graduate seminar in music composition.
Tuesday, October 21, 5pm
CREATE, Studio Xenakis, University of California at Santa Barbara, CA
Neil will present a CREATE lecture/demo about his recent work.
Thursday, October 23, 6pm
Hammer & Hair: Music of Neil Rolnick at Orange County Museum Of Art, Newport Beach, CA
UCI students perfom Neil's works for piano and violin. Concert is free for college students.
Friday, October 24, 7:30pm
Hammer & Hair: music of Neil Rolnick at The Dept of Music, UC Irvine, Irvine, CA
UC students perfom Neil's works for piano and violin and Neil plays WakeUp and other laptop solos.