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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 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 review of his concert at EMPAC. Albany 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" Anne Midgette in The 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

 

Tuesday, August 5
Release of Orchestra Underground: Tech & Techno digital album from American Composers Orchestra, including the iFiddle Concerto with Todd Reynolds.

 

Thursday, August 7, 6:30pm
International Double Reed Society Conference: Electronics and Improvisation
SubCulture, 45 Bleeker St., NYC

Quintet of the Americas plays Ambos Mundos. Doors open 6pm.

 

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.

 

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