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Composer


“For over 30 years [Rolnick] has helped to create a much changed musical landscape in the United States in terms of musical aesthetics and the application of technology in concert performance.” 

– Frank J Oteri, NewMusicBox.org feature interview (April 2013)

 

 

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Composer


“For over 30 years [Rolnick] has helped to create a much changed musical landscape in the United States in terms of musical aesthetics and the application of technology in concert performance.” 

– Frank J Oteri, NewMusicBox.org feature interview (April 2013)

 

 

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Upcoming Concerts


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Upcoming Concerts


UPCOMING CONCERTS 2016

Sunday, December 4 - 4pm
Tribeca New MusicThe Cell Theater, 338 West 23rd St., NYC - double CD release party for Neil's Ex Machina, on Innova, and for Kathleen Supove's newest CD.  Featuring cellist  Ashley Bathgate, sax player Andrew Sterman and pianist Kathleen Supové.  

Wednesday, December 7 - 1pm
The Juilliard School's Center for Innovation in the Arts, NYC.  Neil plays and talks about his music for music technology students.

Wednesday, December 21 - 7:30pm
Chapel of Good Shepherd Center 4649 Sunnyside Avenue North, 4th Floor, Seattle, WA
Karen Bentley Pollick plays Neil's Fiddle Faddle on a program of Violin, Viola & Video Virtuosity 2016

Tuesday, January 24 - 1pm, venue TBA
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio.  The Music Department and MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Musicpresent Neil talking about his work and performing for music technology students.

Wednesday, January 25 - 1pm, venue TBA
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.  Neil presents his music and performs for music students.

Thursday, January 26 - 4:30pm
University of Michigan Department of Music, Ann Arbor, MI.  Neil presents his music to music technology and composition students in the Electronic Music Studio, Duderstadt Center, on the UMich campus.

Friday, January 27, 2017 - 7pm & 8:30pm
Friday Night Live! at Detroit Institute of the Arts Museum, Detroit, MI
A program of Neil's recent music, featuring Cello Ex Machina with cellist Ashley Bathgate and Silicon Breath with sax player Andrew Sterman.

Thursday, February 9 - 8pm
Stony Brook UniversityDepartment of Music, Stony Brook, NY - Neil plays Silicon Breath with sax player Ted Nash, and recent music for solo laptop.

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Recent Music


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RECENT MUSIC

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Recent Press


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Recent Press


RECENT NEWS & PRESS

Neil has been awarded a Bogliasco Fellowship for a residency at the Liguria Study Center in Bogliasco, Italy, in April and May 2017.  He will be working on Deal With The Devil for violinist Jennifer Choi and pianist Kathleen Supove.

Neil received a 2016 ArtsLink Grant for a two week residency with Omen Theater in Belgrade Serbia.

Anne Midgette calls Neil's performance at Atlas Performing Arts "a terrific concert" in her Washington Post review , January 31, 2016

Gardening At Gropius House is discussed in CNN.Style, July 2015.

Ableton.com feature article on Neil's use of sampling in A Robert Johnson Sampler, Feb 21 2014

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 MidgetteThe Washington Post, October 6, 2009