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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

EVENTS

 

Sunday, October 5, 3pm
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow St., 2nd FL, NYC
Karen Bentley Pollick will perform the NYC and US premiere of a new version of Fiddle Faddle, with video by John Jannone and the Night Bears. Demetrius Spaneas premieres Neil's Silicone Breath for alto sax and computer.

 

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

 

Tuesday, October 14, 7:30pm
CCRMA, Stanford University, Palo Alto CA
Kathleen Supové.plays Digits and Dynamic RAM & Concert Grand, and Neil plays WakeUp and other laptop solos.

 

Wednesday, October 15, 7:30pm
The Center For New Music, 55 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA
Kathleen Supové.plays Digits and Dynamic RAM & Concert Grand, and Neil plays WakeUp and other laptop solos.

 

Friday, October 17, 9am-noon
CNMAT, University of California at Berkeley, 1750 Arch St., Berkeley, CA
Neil will be guest composer in the graduate seminar on music composition with computers.

 

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