Danielle, SYZYGY and Wine

David Johnston

2011 Composer-in-Residence Danielle Eva Schwob with SYZYGY New Music and members of her band.


We had an amazing time at 2011 Composer-in-Residence Danielle Eva Schwob’s free public program at Church Street School for Music and Art this past Friday. The mood was casual and relaxed, especially since we were treated to some very nice wine during the concert! Danielle, along with the talented members of her band and music collective SYZYGY New Music, presented a wonderful two-part concert.

The program began with two of Danielle’s stunning concert pieces – “Breathing Underwater” for Flute, Harp and Viola and “Shiver” for Flute, Harp and Vibraphone. Both were beautiful composed, with a sparseness to them that reveals Danielle’s talent for portraying moods and colors. The second portion of the program featured Danielle, her band, and members of SYGYZY (including Frank Tyl on laptop) rocking out to songs from Danielle’s EP Overloaded. With new string orchestrations composed during the residency, each piece was an artful meld of Danielle’s concert and pop sensibilities. If you missed the fun last Friday, don’t fret. You can download Overloaded for free here. Congrats to Danielle, her band and SYZYGY for a marvelous evening. And a special thank you to Noah Bloom and Betsy Kerlin from Church Street School!


This program marks our final 2011-12 Con Edison Musicians’ Residency program. We are so grateful to be working with such fine composers and host organizations. Stay tuned as we announce the 2012-13 Composers-in-Residence next month!


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