Announcing the Recipients of the 2019-20 EtM Con Edison Composer Residencies!

Katie Cox

We are very excited to announce this year’s awardees for the 2019-20 EtM Con Edison Composer Residencies.   For this cycle, we will have six composers-in-residence at four facilities. Two residents will be at Flushing Town Hall and two will be at Brooklyn Conservatory of Music in Brooklyn.  Turtle Bay Music School and Bloomingdale School of Music will host one composer each.

 

The winners of this year’s residency are:

Leila Bordreuil – Turtle Bay Music School

Sheree Clement- Flushing Town Hall

G Lucas Crane- Brooklyn Conservatory of Music

Matt Evans- Brooklyn Conservatory of Music

Masatora Goya – Flushing Town Hall

Pauline Kim Harris – Bloomingdale School of Music

 

 

Composers Bios: 

LEILA BORDREUIL is a Brooklyn-based cellist, composer and sound-artist. She accesses concepts as diverse as contemporary classical, harsh noise, jazz and experimental traditions but adheres to none of them. Her work has been described as “steadily scathing music, favoring long and corrosive atonalities” (New York Times). Driven by a fierce interest in pure sound and inherent texture, Leila challenges conventional instrumental practice through extreme extended techniques and amplification methods. Her composed works frequently incorporate sound-spatialization by way of site-specific pieces and multichannel installations. Her work has been showcased around the world, from London’s Tate Modern to Lincoln Center.

Using intricate shimmering colors over re-imagined fragments of tunes, composer SHEREE CLEMENT builds surprising narratives. Like a recurring dream punctuated by memory and flashes of insight, her music allows listeners to rediscover the present. With a DMA from Columbia University, her awards include fellowships to The Composers Conference, The Tanglewood Festival, a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Goddard Leiberson Award. She thrives on collaboration and has composed works on commission for The Orchestra of the League of Composers, Eliza Garth, Janet Smarr Pape, Lois Martin, Saar Berger, The Jubal Trio, Parnassus and audio tracks for stop motion animation by children for the Children’s Museum of Art (NYC).  Most recently, APNM, Ensemble PI and Elizabeth Farnum premiered the concert version of her short experimental opera Swimming Upstream. Recordings of her music are available on CRI/ New World and Albany.  

G LUCAS CRANE is a sound artist, performer, and musician whose work focuses on information anxiety, ecstatic media confusion, mind control and sonic time travel. Born and raised in Brooklyn, his cassette tape based sound practice explores media memory, the liminal space of hybrid analogue aesthetics and new performance techniques for forgotten technology. He has variously performed at The Stone, Museum of Art and Design, Pioneer Works, Roulette, Issue Project Room, the Brooklyn Museum, and toured nationally and internationally in solo and collaborative projects. He was a 2018 Jerome Commission composer through Roulette Intermedium for his piece ‘Time Boiler’ and he received the NYSCA Individual Artist Commission for the sound design of theater piece This Was The End, for which he received a Henry Hewes Award and a Bessie nomination. He is a co-founder of the Silent Barn, an experimental art and performance space in Bushwick, Brooklyn. His current project, Decoder, a collaboration with director Mallory Catlett, plays at the Chocolate Factory Theater in 2020.

MATT EVANS has been passionately listening to air conditioning units for as long as he can remember. Since moving to Brooklyn in 2012, he has survived as a composer, percussionist and sound artist working in cross-disciplinary contexts, playing in bands, performing with new music ensembles, and producing performances that integrate music and movement.  His work investigates the infinite regress of simple seeming phenomenon through an abstracted musical, theatrical and sculptural lens. Matt was recently the December 2018 Musician-in-Residence at Brooklyn art space, Pioneer Works and continues to perform, record and co-lead collaborative projects with Tigue, Bearthoven and Private Elevators.

PAULINE KIM HARRIS, aka PK or Pauline Kim is a Grammy- nominated violinist and composer. The youngest student to have ever been accepted into the studio of legendary violinist Jascha Heifetz, she has since appeared throughout the US, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia as soloist, collaborator and music director. Known for her work with classical avant-punk violin duo String Noise, she has toured extensively with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and continues to collaborate with leading new music ensembles in New York City. Pauline Kim was the first Music Director for the Bill T. Jones/ Arnie Zane Dance Company and has been the featured artist for choreographers David Parker and Pam Tanowitz. As a composer, Pauline searches for a tactile connection between memory and sound. Her music creates a multi-dimensional sonic matrix through composition, transporting the listener to an alternate co-existence. She introduces an environment that alters the listener’s emotional identity to what they are experiencing. Most recently, Pauline Kim was an associate artist at the Atlantic Center for the Arts and had her debut residency at the Stone – New School. In addition to being a fellow at the Mabel Residency, a new work commissioned by the Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players will premiere this fall. Her most recent work 100 Thimbles In A Box for String Noise x Syrinx (acoustic synthesizer) premiered at Roulette in June 2019 along with an innovative new work Sparkle for 10 Tap and 8 Pointe Shoes which was developed and premiered by David Parker’s The Bang Group in February 2019, to be set to movement and space in 2020. Pauline’s debut album, Heroine — a reimagining of the Bach Chaconne and Ockeghem’s Deo Gratias will be released on Sono Luminus with worldwide distribution on September 27, 2019.

After chasing a rugby ball and studying sociology, MASATORA GOYA turned to performing arts and eventually relocated to the US to pursue his creative calling. Trained as a vocal performer first, he explores the musical landscape of drama, space, and emotion. Described as a “composer of cultural crossroads” by American Composers Forum, his contemporary classical music draws influences from pop music, musical theater, and ethnic music. His unique eclecticism has attracted many musicians performing in nontraditional chamber ensembles, as well as visual artists and filmmakers. His music has been performed in the US, Mexico, Bolivia, Chile, Brazil, Germany, and Japan.

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