Posts by ellissajayne

The Joshua Show In Philadelphia

The Joshua Show in Philadelphia Over the summer this year I was able to do a lot of fun, American things. I went to the beach (some of which are just as nice as the ones back home, despite what you may have heard), I 4th-of-July’ed my heart out, and I socialized at about four…

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Loft

BodyArt presents Loft New York-based choreographer Leslie Scott will be premiering her latest work Loft with her company BodyArt on October 4th at the Baruch Center in Manhattan. My colleagues and I from W4 New Music – Matt Frey, Molly Herron and Ruben Naeff – along with awesome Hotel Elefant composer Leaha Villarreal, composed works…

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Freddy Malaboca's Woodland Spectacular at Exapno

Freddy Malaboca’s Woodland Spectacular premieres at Exapno¬† Spanish performance artist Alfredo Tauste has a knack for creating the peculiar. Last year he and I worked on a short piece based around one of his especially bizarre characters, a foul-mouthed Spanish bunny named Freddy Malaboca. In September this year, as part our second W4 End of…

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Cellophilia

W4 New Music Collective presents Cellophilia It has been a real pleasure to work with my awesome colleagues Matt Frey, Molly Herron and Ruben Naeff on projects with our W4 New Music Collective , but by far our most succesful so far has been Cellophilia, a concert of works written exclusively for cellos (yes, I…

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Distant Rain

May 14, 8pm: Shaun Tan’s Distant Rain Update: Listen to a recording of the premiere here on soundcloud . In 2008 I bought a copy of Australian children’s author and illustrator Shaun Tan’s latest series of short stories, Tales from Outer Suburbia. I, like many people, had been a fan of Shaun Tan’s work for…

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Dog Biscuit

NYU New Music Ensemble premieres Dog Biscuit On March 19 at the Frederick Loewe theatre in New York the fantastic NYU New Musc Ensemble will premiere my newest (and only) nonet, Dog Biscuit at the fantastically titled “Des Octets Smashtaculaires” concert. The concert begins at 7pm; free entry. Source: Old Website

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Goldbrick Oilslick

NYU Symphony Orchestra premieres Goldbrick Oilslick I’ve always loved music that manages to subtly transport you through a myriad of different musical landscapes while seeming to keep you in exactly the same place. Sure, it’s a fairly standard structural device that has been used over and over since music was even a thing, but when…

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ExhAust Debut Concert

ExhAust – new Australian Music in New York Update! CD’s from the concert are now available! If you’d like one, shoot me an email and I’ll get one out to you. On October 18, 2011 the ExhAust New Music Ensemble exploded onto the stage at the Galapagos Art Space in Brookyln with a debut concert…

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Exapno

W4 Collective presents End of Summer Summer will wrap up with a bang on September 25th when the W4 collective presents the End of Summer! Featuring the works of a huge bunch of talented young composers living in New York, End of Summer breaks the mould by having no genre. String trios, percussion and soprano,…

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Norfolk Chamber Music Festival

Good Times premieres at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival In July 2011 I was privileged to attend the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival New Music Workshop, under the mentorship of composer Martin Bresnick and pianist Lisa Moore. In the beautiful leafy environs of the tiny hamlet of Norfolk, CT, I was one of six composition fellows…

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