Deep Listening' set for Feb. 24

Mystery to be performed

New York City composer Carman Moore started his career composing symphonies while writing lyrics for pop songs, gradually adding opera, theatre, dance and film scores. In 1980 Moore founded the Skymusic Ensemble, an electro-acoustic group that has performed all over the world. Well-known as a composer for dance, Moore served as master composer and co-director of the American Dance Festival's Young Choreographers and Composers Residency Program from 1986 to 1995.

Moore's "Mystery of Tao" will be performed, a work commissioned and premiered by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in 2001. He will travel to Syracuse for this performance.

Rarely has music this earthy been so elegant

Michigan composer Bill Ryan has had his music performed throughout the world, including at the International Symposium on Electronic Art in Minneapolis, Open-Air Electro-acoustic Concerts in Brasilia, Brazil, Symphony Space and Merce Cunningham studios in New York City. From 1997 to 2005, Ryan created Open Ears, a concert series of new music for which he gained national recognition. Ryan's 2004 CD, "Blurred," has been played on NPR's "All Things Considered" and received a favorable Gramophone review: "Rarely has music this earthy been so elegant "

New York City composer Elliott Carter

New York City composer Elliott Carter, celebrating his 100th birthday this year, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1960 and again in 1973 for his daring string quartets. Carter is the first composer to receive the U.S. National Medal of Arts, one of many awards he has received. His music has been the subject of recent documentaries by London Weekend

Television and the Netherlands Broadcasting Corporation.

The "Deep Listening" performers:

Ann McIntyre (Camillus) and Stephanie Koppeis (Syracuse) on violin, Amy Diefes (Syracuse.) on viola, Wesley Baldwin (Knoxville, TN) on cello, John Friedrichs (FY) on bass clarinet, Adrienne Kim (Syracuse - S.U. faculty) on piano, Kirk Severtson (Potsdam faculty) on piano and synthesizer and Rob Bridge (DeWitt - OCC faculty) and Jennifer Vacanti (Baldwinsville-OCC faculty) on percussion, with James Tapia (Liverpool - SU faculty) conducting.

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