Composition in the News

Separating the 'Real Geniune' from the 'Unreal Artificial'

Thursday, November 1, 2018 Boston Globe

Conservatory faculty member Judith Eissenberg will perform Sofia Gubaidulina’s String Quartet No. 4 with the Lydian String Quartet. The piece features pre-recorded sounds, multicolored lights, and various extended techniques.

Bang on a Can Marathon composer Jonathan Bailey Holland feels right at home at Mass MoCA

Friday, July 27, 2018 The Berkshire Eagle

Chair of Composition, Contemporary Music, and Core Studies Jonathan Bailey Holland’s composition His House Is Not of This Land was performed at the Bang on a Can marathon at Mass MoCA. The piece was inspired by Cornelia Parker’s art installation Anti-Mass, which uses burnt wood collected from a torched Southern Baptist church.

Guerilla Opera Works with Visually Impaired Patron to Make New Works Accessible

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 GuerillaOpera.org

Conservatory ensemble-in-residence Guerilla Opera has launched an accessibility initiative for visually impaired audience members that included tactile tours of the set, large-print program books, audio guides, and more. The performance, called Emergence I, featured compositions by faculty members Marti Epstein and Mischa Salkind-Pearl.

Lynnfield Brothers Living 'The Dream'

Sunday, April 1, 2018 Itemlive.com

Alumni Anthony Freda (M.M. '82, composition) and Joseph Freda (associate alumnus '77, guitar)—brothers who also attended Berklee College of Music—fulfill a lifelong dream of presenting a program of original and familiar works together in their concert The Dream.

A Composed Response

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 Harvard Magazine

Composer Jonathan Bailey Holland, the Conservatory’s chair of composition, contemporary music, and core studies, talks to Harvard Magazine about his compositions "Synchrony" and "Dream Elegy," which, he says, are meditations on police brutality against African Americans.

When a Choreographer Finds a Musical Soul Mate

Thursday, October 19, 2017 Dance Spirit

Tommy Neblett, interim dean of dance, talks to Dance Spirit magazine about how to create successful choreographer-composer collaborations.

 

A First for Boston Conservatory

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 NECN

Cathy Young appeared on New England Cable News (NECN) to discuss her appointment as executive director of Boston Conservatory at Berklee, how the merged institution represents the future of the performing arts, and what it means to be the first woman to lead the school.

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