[ Composer's Voice ]
Composer's Voice Concert
Celbrating Women's History Month I
March 11, 2012
Jan Hus Church
351 East 74th Street
New York
New York
Women's History Month Celebration Part I Music and performances by: Timothy Andres Sarah Carrier Carlos Cordeiro Michelle McQuade Dewhirst Cindy McTee Alex Temple Viola Yip & Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Michelle McQuade Dewhirst, horn 15 Composers 15 Compositions in 15 Minutes



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Michelle McQuade Dewhirst

Pamela J. Marshall

A Poem
Zhang Zeyi

Adrienne Albert

Dorothy Hindman

Music in Miniature
Emanuela Ballio

Pat Hanchet

Prague shout
Eliska Cilkova

Dafina Zeqiri

Shinto Prayer for Peace
Jean Milew

Erit Hora
Dorota Dywanska

Colored Mutations
Lina Tonia

Julie Harting

Taming the Wild Beast
Alyssa Reit

The Dance of Oya
Nova Pon

Michelle McQuade Dewhirst, horn
Cindy McTee

Sarah Carrier, flute
Grass Stem Behaviors
Alex Temple

Timothy Andres, piano
Fiery, for unaccompanied clarinet solo
I. Prelude
II. Monologue
III. Poetic
Viola Yip

Carlos Cordeiro, clarinet


Timothy Andres

Timothy Andres (b. 1985, Palo Alto, CA) is a composer and pianist. He grew up in rural Connecticut and lives in Brooklyn, NY. His compositions meld a classical-music upbringing with diverse interests in the natural world, graphic arts, technology, cooking, and photography. He has been praised for his "acute ear" by the New York Times's Anthony Tommasini and "stubborn nose" by the New Yorker's Alex Ross. His debut album, Shy and Mighty, was released in 2010 on Nonesuch.

Sarah Carrier

Sarah Carrier, flutist, received praised for combining "thoughtful musicality with virtuosity in her alternately energetic and delicate account of a flute line laden with light multiphonics and unusual timbres."-Allan Kozinn, NYTimes. As a founding member of Syzygy New Music Collective, she has premiered numerous works, and has made appearances on television and radio. Festival appearances include: Institute and Festival for Contemporary Performance at Mannes, Gaudeamus Vertolkers Concours, and Idyllwild Summer Arts. In 2007 Sarah was a winner of the National Flute Association Masterclass Competition. She is currently a Doctor of Musical Arts Candidate at CUNY Graduate Center. M.M. New York University; B.M. Bob Cole Conservatory at California State University, Long Beach.

Carlos Cordeiro

Carlos Cordeiro, a clarinetist and electronic musician, seeks to push boundaries of avant-garde performance. His self-produced projects include shows that incorporate interdisciplinary art forms with innovative programing, in a fusion between music, dance, electronics, computers and performer. Carlos has worked with conductors as Pierre Boulez, Yuri Nasushkin, Ernest Schell among others and recorded for radio and TV, including Joan Tower's Wings for KUHF. Recorded with Pierre Boulez and Dave Liebeman and the Grammy nominated Metropolis Ensemble. Collaborates with a wide range of ensembles in New York City.He has had solo performances in concert halls around the world such as Auditorio Principe Filipe de Asturias, Zilka Hall, Cullen Theatre.

Michelle McQuade Dewhirst

Michelle McQuade Dewhirst received a BM in horn performance from Ithaca College and completed the A.M. and Ph.D. in music composition at the University of Chicago, where she studied with Shulamit Ran and Marta Ptaszynska. Michelle's work has been performed the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Pacifica String Quartet, eighth blackbird and the New York Miniaturist Ensemble. Her work ...sky is falling in... for flute, horn and percussion appears on hornist Kent Leslie's CD With every leaf, a miracle. She is currently Assistant Professor of Music at UW-Green Bay, where she teaches music theory, history, composition and horn. Michelle is a founding member of the Chicago Miniaturist Ensemble and "a very small consortium" (www.very-small.org)


Cindy McTee

Hailed by critics as a composer whose music reflects a "charging, churning celebration of the musical and cultural energy of modern-day America," Cindy McTee "brings to the world of concert music a fresh and imaginative voice." McTee (b. 1953 in Tacoma, WA) has received numerous awards for her music, most significantly: the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's third annual Elaine Lebenbom Memorial Award; a Music Alive Award from Meet The Composer and the League of American Orchestras; two awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters; a Guggenheim Fellowship; a Fulbright Fellowship; a Composers Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts; and a BMI Student Composers Award. She was also winner of the 2001 Louisville Orchestra Composition Competition.

Alex Temple

Alex Temple's music lies somewhere between surrealism and Pop Art. I've always felt uncomfortable with the idea of a pure musical language; I prefer to find the points of connection between things that aren't supposed to belong together. A lot of my recent music uses appropriated musical and textual materials to evoke clusters of associations: places, time periods, ideologies, worldviews - while distorting and recombining them in order to create new meanings. I'm particularly interested in reclaiming "cheesy" sounds and telling stories of lost memories and secret histories. In the past, I've released two albums of electronic music on my own microlabel, worked with young composers at the New York Youth Symphony, and put on solo voice-and-electronics shows at various New York venues.

Viola Yip

Viola Yip is an emerging music composer/pianist who draws inspiration from life as well as visual arts imagery in her compositions. Ms. Yip is pursuing a master's degree in Music Composition in Bowling Green State University, under the tutelage of Dr. Christopher Dietz and Dr. Elainie Lillios. She serves as a teaching assistant in undergraduate theory/aural skills area at BGSU. Her compositions have been performed in Hong Kong, United States and Europe, which include the New Generation Concert 2008 at Radio 4 of Radio and Television of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Young Composers Program and HighSCORE Festival. Recently, she was invited as a guest composer at the concert "In the Tranquil Night: A Night with the music of Donald Man-Ching Yu: series III" in Hong Kong.

15 Minutes of Fame Composers

Program Notes

Fifteen Minutes of Fame is a collection of 15 one-minute acoustic works composed specifically for a specific performer or ensemble. The purpose of Fifteen Minutes of Fame is to promote a great variety of contemporary music to audiences hungry to hear what living composers are writing today. The project series seeks one minute music composition from composers working in any style and aesthetic. Vox Novus places a call for scores and 15 pieces are chosen from the works submitted. The works are then premiered on the Composer Voice concert series in New York City. The idea grew out of a celebratory concert in 2009 for the birthday of Robert Voisey who is the founder of Vox Novus and known for his 60x60 project. Shiau-uen Ding premiered the first official Fifteen Minutes of Fame on March 27, 2011 and can be seen at: Fifteen Minutes of Fame for Shiau-uen Ding.

Support from the Puffin Foundation "...continuing the dialogue between art and the lives of ordinary people."

Vox Novus is a collective of composers, musicians, and music enthusiasts collaborating together to create, produce, promote, and enjoy the new music of today. Our members are from a variety of composers committed to the creation and dissemination of new music. Their music is of a variety of styles, aesthetics, and ideologies. Vox Novus produces and promotes new music. They are dedicated to contemporary music, the musicians who perform, and the composers that write the music of today. Their mission is to cultivate a music community and make their work available to the greater public.

Remarkable Theater Brigade founded by Christian McLeer, Dan Jeselsohn and Monica Harte, creates and produces new operas and musicals and takes children's versions out to special-needs and at-risk children free of charge.


Remarkable Theater Brigade

Remarkable Theater Brigade founded by Christian McLeer, Dan Jeselsohn and Monica Harte, creates and produces new operas and musicals and takes children's versions out to special-needs and at-risk children free of charge.

Remarkable Theater Brigade creates and produces new works including operas, orchestral pieces, ballets, musicals, and electro-acoustic works and co-produces the Composer's Voice Concert Series concerts. Remarkable Theater Brigade was founded in 2002 by Christian McLeer, Monica Harte, and Dan Jeselsohn.

Jan Hus Church

This is the place you were welcome, long before you arrived!

Vox Novus

Vox Novus promotes contemporary music and its creators through concerts, recordings, publications, broadcasts, and online publicity. Vox Novus believes strongly in the intrinsic value of contemporary music, recognizing it as a force in the advancement of culture and art. Our goal is to keep music alive by strengthening the connection between composer and audience, providing greater exposure to new music.

Funding by

Puffin Foundation

Funding also provided by the Puffin Foundation, "...continuing the dialogue between art and lives of ordinary people."