"Composers combine notes, that's all."

(Igor Stravinsky, russ./am. composer, 1882-1971)


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Work of the Week


Work of the Week - Christian Jost: Rote Laterne

Christian Jost’s new opera Rote Laterne ("Red Lantern") will receive its world premiere on 8 March 2015 at Opera Zurich in a production directed by Nadja Loschky. The opera, with a libretto written by Jost ...


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Gavin Bryars Ballet 'Underworld' presented by Vincent Dance Theatre

Thursday 5 March marks the first in a series of performances of 'Underworld', a contemporary dance show by Vincent Dance Theatre with music by Gavin Bryars.  Bryars' haunting score for 'Underworld', which is based ...



schott aktuell - the journal 2/2015: LUX

The United Nations have designated 2015 the International Year of Light. The intention is to bring focus to the significance of light to human beings as well as to culture, science and technology It’s not ...




Gavin Bryars in Residence at the Adelaide Festival 2015

Tonight marks the start of Gavin Bryars’ residency at the Adelaide Festival of Arts which will include the Australian premiere of his opera Marilyn Forever . As one of the most celebrated and profilic composers, both in the UK ...


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