Roger Reynolds: FLiGHT (2012-2016) from Ross Karre on Vimeo.


Video Birthday card
from Steve Antosca

NEW Update 23 August 2016

Reynolds was an invited composer/tutor at the 70th Anniversary session of the International Summer Course for New Music Darmstadt, July 10-August 14, 2016. Among other activities, he performed one of his intermedial PASSAGE lectures, PASSAGE 11, in a customized "Darmstadt" version that featured Irvine Arditti, the Arditti Quartet, and Paul Hembree. He also presented a Workshop/Performance event focused on the recent collaboration between him, Arditti, and Hembree: Shifting/Drifting (for violin and computer musician).

As a portion of his teaching at the Summer Course, Reynolds gave four Lectures in addition to private lessons:

I.   Impetus and Fuel: beginning a composition and content (Guest Discussant, Martin Hiedl)
II.  Shaping Form and Content by Boundary Conditions: Flexible Opportunity, not Rigid Obligation;
     Principled Behavior, not Rigor (Guest Discussant, Ann Clear)
III. Technological and Graphic Resource: Numbers, Space, Algorithms and Textural Sketching
     (Guest Discussant, Paul Hembree)
IV. The large (Form) and the small (Material): Assuring Connectivity between Them through Methodologies,
     For a performer, how can "knowing" improve the quality of performances? (Guest Performer/Discussant, Keir      GoGwilt)



October will feature performances of the complete FLiGHT project: Park Avenue Armory (NYC) and Digital Media Center (University of Colorado Boulder). A collaboration between Reynolds, JACK, Ross Karre, and Paul Hembree.


Gramophone magazine (London) featured a 2-page editorial about Reynolds's work by Philip Clark: "[He] remains fascinated with perceiving sound in new ways..." (March 2016). See NEWS for extended quote.


Eric Huebner (pianist with the New York Philharmonic) performed Reynolds's complete Piano Etudes, Book I as a newly conceived, interwoven continuity, at a Miller Theatre "Pop-Up" event in New York, 26 January 2016.


Recent CD releases include Complete Cello Music with Alexis Descharmes [mode]. Gramophone : “fresh-minted but also thrillingly open-ended … What other composer could have arrived at a score like ‘Thoughts, Places, Dreams’ for cello and chamber orchestra (2013) ? … Reynolds plants seeds in our memory, challenging us to apply our memories of what we think we heard earlier, or might have heard…” and The imagE/ imAge/ set, complementary solos for six different instruments [Neuma].

VIEW THE TRAILER (3’45”) for PASSAGE 9, an intermedial lecture presented by Roger Reynolds, presented on 13 March 2013.
Videography and Trailer by Kyle Johnson.
See NEWS for more information about the ongoing series of PASSAGE lectures.


PUBLISHER:
C.F. PETERS CORPORATION, NEW YORK


ARCHIVES:
ROGER REYNOLDS LIBRARY OF CONGRESS SPECIAL COLLECTION
FONDS ROGER REYNOLDS PAUL SACHER STIFTUNG

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