Classical Classroom, Episode 212: All Together Now with Lisa Bielawa
Composer, producer, and vocalist Lisa Bielawa wants you for her project, Broadcast from Home! She's often incorporated community-making and experimental elements into her compositional work, but this project is next level: each week during the pandemic, Bielawa is creating a "chapter"--a piece of music--based on the written and recorded submissions she gets from people all around the globe about their current experience. In this interview, Lisa teaches about other music made in times of plague, and talks about her crazy-ambitious creative process for Broadcast from Home, as well as how you can be a part of it!
Composer-vocalist Lisa Bielawa is a 2009 Rome Prize winner in Musical Composition. She takes inspiration for her work from literary sources and close artistic collaborations. Gramophone reports, “Bielawa is gaining gale force as a composer, churning out impeccably groomed works that at once evoke the layered precision of Vermeer and the conscious recklessness of Jackson Pollock,” and The New York Times describes her music as, “ruminative, pointillistic and harmonically slightly tart.” Hosted by Seth Boustead Produced by Jesse McQuarters This Time from Seven Kafka Songs Carla Kihlstedt, violin & voice Double Violin Concerto, II Boston Modern Orchestra Project/Rose; Kihlstedt & Jacobsen, vlns. #11 from Synopses– “It Takes One to Know One” Robert Schulz, drumset Concerto for Orchestra, In Medias Res Boston Modern Orchestra Project/RosePurchase Nothing fr. Chance Encounter The Knights; Susan Narucki, sop.