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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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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Monday, October 12, 8pm

Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue (Entrance at the corner of 3rd Avenue), Brooklyn

Cellist Ashley Bathgate premieres Cello Ex Machina, sax player Ted Nash premieres Silicon Breath, and pianist Kathleen Supové plays a new version of Dynamic RAM & Concert Grand. Neil on laptop for all 3 pieces.


Sunday, October 25, 10:30am

Chatter, @ The Kosmos, 1715 5th Street NW, Albuquerque, NM

David Felberg plays the solo violin part for Gardening At Gropius House with ABQ's Chatter ensemble.


Wednesday, October 28, 7:30pm

Rudolph Ganz Memorial Hall, Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL

String Cultures: A Music Exchange between the Shenyang Conservatory and the Chicago College of Performing Arts,

Musicians from Chicago and Shenyang team up for Economic Engine.


Saturday, November 7, time TBA

National Sawdust, 80 North Sixth St., Brooklyn, NY.

Cellist Ashley Bathgate plays Cello Ex Machina at the new Williamsburg venue, in a program of music using Ableton Live.


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