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Faye-Ellen Silverman   
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 For more information on this composer, visit her website.

 

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2012

faye ellen silvermanNEWS

Standard Award, ASCAPLUS.  Resident Fellow at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Fall 2011. Guest composer, University of North Texas and Southern Methodist University, Oct. 2011. Transatlantic Tales played on Classical Discoveries (WPRB Princeton), Scordatura (KTRU Houston), Radio Horizon (Johannesburg, South Africa), CKWR (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada); Taming the Furies (Points of Entry CD) played on the Latest Score WOMR, (Provincetown, MA),WFMR FM (Orleans, MA). Two-hour live radio interview with Hsin-Jung Tsai, on KTRU (Houston), Oct. 2011.

PREMIERES

Danish Delights, European premiere, Volkmar Zimmermann, with Jauna Muzika, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Danish Cultural Institute, Kaunas, Lithuania, Oct. 2011; also, in Vilnius, Lithuania; Kedainiai, Lithuania.  Conversations Continued, Helen Blackburn, alto flute, Daryl Coad, clarinet, Voices of Change, Dallas, TX, Oct. 2011.  Contrasts (from Fleeting Moments), Faye-Ellen Silverman, piano, Commissioned by the Phoenix Concerts, Music from Mt. San Angelo, Celebration of the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, NYC, March 2011. Danish Delights, Sofia Dimitrova, soprano, Francisco Roldán, guitar, NYC, March 2011.

PERFORMANCES

Taming the Furies, Karin Kantenwein, flute, Third Wheel, Irvine, CA, Sept. 2011.  Conversations, Helen Blackburn, alto flute, Daryl Coad, clarinet, Voices of Change, Dallas, TX, Oct. 2011.  Interval Untamed, Javier Olviedo, alto saxophone F.R.E.D. Chamber Players, NYC, April 2011.  Two Bagatelles, Laetitia Ruccolo, piano, Alphabet Soup, NYC, Sept. 2011; also, Sophia Yan, piano, NYC, Jan. 2011.

RECORDINGS

Transatlantic Tales: chamber music with guitar, Processional, 3 Guitars, In Shadow, Wilde’s World, Danish Delights, and Pregnant Pauses, TROY 1250 (Albany Records).

 


 

2011

Standard Award, ASCAP.  Resident Fellow at VCCA (Virginia Center for the Creative Arts), Summer, 2010.

PREMIERES

Interval Untamed: Five Miniatures by Allen Won, alto saxophone in New York, NY on 3/22/10.  The Wings of Night (movements 1, 4, and 5, and two interludes) by Mannes Chorus conducted by Frank Nemhauser with Pierre Ferreyra-Mansilla, guitar in New York, NY on 4/23/10.

PERFORMANCES

Pregnant Pauses by Corona Guitar Quartet in Logumkloster, Denmark on 10/14/09.  Pas de Deux by Ricochet piano/marimba duo with Jane Boxall, Marimba; Rose Chancler Feinbloom, piano; in Indiana, PA  on 3/18/10 and Rochester, NY on 3/25/10.  Dialogue Continued by West End Brass Quintet members Theresa Rice, horn; Matthew Russo, trombone, and Katherine Bonner, tuba in West Hartford, CT on 3/24/10.  Three/Four by North/South Consonance with Max Lifchitz, piano in New York, NY on 4/18/10.  Three/Four by Danilo Jatobá, piano, Sala Villa-Lobos  at Uni-Rio (Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro) Música Nova na UNIRIO in Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL on 8/17/10.

PUBLICATIONS

The following two works were published this past summer by Seesaw Music, a division of Subito  Music Corporation: Danish Delights for soprano and guitar. 10’; Interval Untamed: Five Miniatures for alto saxophone solo. 7’
 


2010

NEWS

Silverman served as Composer-in-Residence, March 27 -30, 2009, at Edinboro University. The residency included private meetings with composition students, presentations of her work to music history classes, pre-concert lectures, and two concerts featuring her works commissioned for this residency, including Speaking Alone (performed by LeAnne Wistrom) and Three Movements for Saxophone Alone, (performed by Patrick Jones), as well as Edinboro Sonata. The composer visited Lithuania, May 13-20, on a visit sponsored by a grant from the U.S. State Department. This visit involved a lecture to members of the Lithuanian Composers Union along with composition students from the Lithuanian Music and Theatre Academy, as well as pre-concert talks and a radio interview. The composer also received an ASCAPlus Award in 2009.

PREMIERES

The commissioned work Pregnant Pauses was introduced November 20, 2008 by the Corona Guitar Quartet, Copenhagen, Denmark. Trumpeter Scott Daugherty and pianist Ayaka Kimura gave the premiere performance of Stories for Our Time, February 15, 2009, in New York, NY. The Edinboro University Chamber Players, featuring tubist Daniel Burdick with the composer at the piano, gave a preview of their commissioned work Edinboro Sonata, March 29, followed by the premiere March 30, and a third performance April 3, but with Krista Chencharick at the piano. The commissioned work The Wings of Night, for mezzo and baritone soloists, mixed choir, and guitar, was presented May 14, by guitarist Volkmar Zimmermann and the Jauna Muzika Choir, under the direction of Roland Haraldson, Siauliai, Lithuania; the concert was repeated May 15 in Vilnius, Lithuania; both concerts also contained the European premiere of the solo guitar piece Processional, performed by Zimmermann.

PERFORMANCES

The London premiere of Alternating Currents was presented November 21, 2008, by the London New Wind Ensemble, with trombonist Alan Tomlinson and pianist Robert Coleridge; 11th London New Wind Festival, England, UK. Reconstructed Music was performed March 22, 2009 by violinist Yuri Vodovoz and cellist Diliana Momtchilova, with guest pianist Margaret Kampmeier, New York, NY. Percussionists Dan Granda and Andrew Yoon performed Of Wood and Skins, April 1, Jersey City, NJ. Protected Sleep was heard in an April 21 performance by hornist Kelly A. Csillam, Paul Hall, New York, NY. In Shadow for soprano, clarinet, and guitar, received performances May 30 and September 6, from SyZyGy, in Aalborg, Denmark.

PUBLICATIONS

The Wings of Night, for mezzo and baritone soloists, mixed choir, and solo guitar; Edinboro Sonata, tuba and piano; Stories for Our Time, trumpet and piano; all by Seesaw Music/Subito Music Corporation.

RECORDINGS

Manhattan Stories, contains Dialogue, Dialogue Continued, Left Behind, Love Songs, Protected Sleep, Taming the Furies, and Translations; Lisa Albrecht, trombone; Mary Barto, flute and alto flute; Andrew Bove, tuba; Kari Jane Docter, cello; Bruno Eicher, violin; Ann Ellsworth, horn; Jeanne Corinne Goffi-Fynn, soprano; David Jolley, horn; Michael Lipsey, marimba; Jo Williamson, mezzo-soprano; Albany records/Troy 1055. Points of Entry: The Laurels Project Volume 2, includes Taming the Furies; Bryan Guarnuccio; Capstone CPS-8806.


 

2009

The composer received an ASCAP Standard Award for 2008.

PREMIERES

Marimbist Stephen Solook introduced Memory and Alterations February 17, 2008, New York, NY. Let’s Play, for string quartet, was first presented March 30 by the Momenta String Quartet, New York, NY; the performance was repeated June 1. The work Manhattan Fixation for soprano, mezzo-soprano, and cello, commissioned for The Phoenix Concerts of St. Matthew and St. Timothy in New York City, received its premiere from the ensemble Seraphim in May.

PERFORMANCES

Hanne Ladefoged-Dollase, Donald Mokrynski, and Ron Levy presented Mariana for mezzo-soprano, clarinet, and piano March 8, 2008, Ridgewood, NJ. The solo contrabass work Trial Balance was performed by Wang Zi April 21, 2008, Bejing International Congress on Women in Music, China. Trumpeters Neil Hulbert, Kristen Monk, and Sam Becker performed Triple Threat June 28, Puget Sound (WA) Brass Camp.

PUBLICATIONS

Manhattan Fixation, soprano, mezzo-soprano, and cello; Let’s Play, string quartet; Memory and Alterations, solo marimba; all by Seesaw Music/Subito Music Corp.

 

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