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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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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