PICTURES ON SILENCE DOUBLE CONCERTO
Pictures on Silence has been awarded a grant from the American Harp Society. Australian composer
Andrian Pertout will write a double concerto for harp, saxophone and strings. The new piece
will be premiered on March 30, 2013 at Zilkha Hall in Houston, Texas.
PICTURES ON SILENCE WINS COMMISSIONING GRANT
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Pictures on Silence has been awarded a Chamber Music America Commissioning Grant
in conjunction with composer Steve Antosca. The new work, featuring live and recorded electronics,
will be premiered at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. in June 2013.
PICTURES ON SILENCE AWARDED ARTIST RESIDENCY
Pictures on Silence has been honored with an artist residency from
Yellow Barn, where they will collaborate with composers David Smooke and
Ken Ueno to create a new work entitled Utopia/Euterpe/Dystopia. During the residency,
they will explore the possibilities of sculpture, movement and drama derived from an imagined history of perfect euphony and noisy failures to
create this new work.
REVIEW OF DEBUT ALBUM VOYAGE
Read an excellent review of Pictures on Silence's debut album, Voyage, "a well-programmed introduction to their technical mastery as well
as their interpretive depth," on music critic Megan Ihnen's blog, The Sybaritic Singer:
» read the full review
PICTURES ON SILENCE COMMISSIONING PROJECT
Pictures on Silence, the harp and saxophone duo of Jacqueline Pollauf and Noah Getz, actively commission new works for harp and saxophone.
This initiative allows them to bring new music to audiences, collaborate with composers, and expand the existing harp and saxophone repertoire.
In the past three seasons, the duo has premiered more than 20 new works for harp and saxophone.
Premieres for the 2012 - 2013 season include:
- My End is My Beginning for harp, saxophone and electronics by Steve Antosca
- That's When Their Troubles Began an acoustic work for harp and saxophone by
- Orpheus and the Secret Road a concert-length theatrical media piece by
Andrew Earle Simpson
- Insulin, an acoustic work for harp and saxophone, by Stephen Andrew Taylor
- Utopia/Euterpe/Dystopia, a musical performance installation by David Smooke and