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Crossing Boundaries

Donald Macleod explores the breadth of disciplines exhibited by the artists of the MacDowell Colony, introducing music by Meredith Monk, Errollyn Wallen and Charlotte Bray.

The numbers tell at least part of the story: 200 visiting artists each year, many of them recurrent visitors, and 73 Pulitzer Prizes already notched up by the 'fellows', as past residents are known.
For his final visit to the colony Donald Macleod explores the breadth of disciplines exhibited by the artists, musicians such as Meredith Monk who represents the heart of MacDowell's vision of the visitors' cabins as places where creators could explore every facet of their craft and interests.
And we also hear from some of the British composers who have breathed the New Hampshire air, including Errollyn Wallen and the Oxford-born Charlotte Bray.

Meredith Monk: Skeleton Lines
Meredith Monk, voice & piano
Allison Sniffin, piano
John Hollenbeck, percussion
Bohdan Hilash, clarinet
Theo Bleckman, piano

Charlotte Bray: At the Speed of Stillness
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich: Violin Concerto
Pamela Frank, violin
Saarbrucken Radio Symphony Orchestra
Michael Stern, conductor

Errollyn Wallen: Daedalus
Errollyn Wallen, soprano
Brodsky Quartet.

1 hour

Last on

Fri 18 Mar 2016 18:30

Music Played

  • Meredith Monk

    Skeleton Lines

    Performer: Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble.
    • ECM 2026 476 6391.
    • ECM.
    • 10.
  • Charlotte Bray

    At the speed of Stillness

    Orchestra: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group.
    • NMC NMCD 202.
    • NMC.
    • 1.
  • Ellen Taaffe Zwilich

    Concerto for violin and orchestra

    Performer: Pamela Frank. Orchestra: Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Michael Stern.
    • Naxos 8.559268.
    • Naxos.
    • 3.
  • Errollyn Wallen

    Daedalus

    Singer: Errollyn Wallen. Ensemble: Brodsky String Quartet.
    • My Mood Swings - Elvis Costello.
    • BRODSKY RECORDS.
    • 13.

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