Composing in the Wilderness – Wild Music from Wild Alaska

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Wild Music from Wild Alaska

Six world premiere performances of new chamber works inspired by Alaska’s stunning Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Performed by Corvus.
The concert will feature brand new music by Yotam Haber, Alan Mackwell, Leah Mullen, Nicholas Denton Protsack, Hannah Sobel and Daniel Walter. All six of them spent a week with Composing in the Wilderness in the inspiring wilderness of Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. These pieces capture their experience.The performers of Corvus are: Andie Tanning (violin), Katie Cox (flute), Mara Mayer (clarinet), Alex LoRe (saxophone), Charly Akert (cello) and Joe Bergen (percussion).
For immediate release – (New York, NY)On Saturday evening, March 18, 2023, Corvus (the contemporary ensemble of the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival) will be presenting the world premieres of six new pieces written by the participants of Composing in the Wilderness. This unusual event will take place in the stunning rotunda of Federal Hall National Memorial in Manhattan.

The concert will feature new chamber compositions by composers Yotam Haber, Alan Mackwell, Leah Mullen, Nicholas Denton Protsack, Hannah Sobel and Daniel Walter. These six composers spent an adventurous week backpacking in the inspiring wilderness of Alaska’s Wrangell St. Elias National Park, and their new compositions were all inspired by that immersive experience.

Most of the composers will all be in attendance at the event to provide insights into their pieces, and anecdotes of their adventure experience.

The members of Corvus are; Andie Tanning (violin), Katie Cox (flute), Mara Mayer (clarinet), Alex LoRe (saxophone), Charly Akert (cello), and Joe Bergen (percussion.  Composing in the Wilderness is led by Stephen Lias.

Join us at 7:00pm for a unique evening that blends wilderness, contemporary music, and natural history. The concert is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there.

This event presented by Composing in the Wilderness and the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival in collaboration with Alaska Geographic and the National Park Service.

Listing Information
Composing in the Wilderness: Wild Music from Wild AlaskaSaturday, March 18, 2023 – 7:00pmCorvus (the new music ensemble of the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival)Federal Hall National Memorial (26 Wall St, New York, NY 10005)Tickets are free but seating is limited, so reservations are required.  Program:
  • Bremner (Yotam Haber)
  • Colossus Falls (Alan Mackwell)
  • here, now (Leah Mullen)
  • A Sparrow is a Brook is a Glacier (Nicholas Denton Protsack)
  • ice worm! (Hannah Cai Sobel)
  • Rockface (Daniel Walter)

www.composinginthewilderness.com

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