Posts Tagged ‘ press coverage

C.O.M.P. winners make news

The announcement of the winners of this year’s Creating Original Music Project (C.O.M.P.) competition has prompted a flurry of press coverage around the state.

In St. Louis, sisters Bella and Lilly Ibur have been the subjects of several news stories. They recently were featured on Show Me St. Louis, which airs weekday afternoons on local NBC affiliate KSDK (Channel 5), in a segment that also included Lilly performing her composition “Spinning.” The story was reported by KSDK’s Dana Hendrickson, and you can see it online here.

Meanwhile, Lilly had a chance to perform her song “By My Side” on the morning news show of local Fox affiliate KTVI (Channel 2). You can see that report by KTVI’s Tim Ezell here.

Bella also was featured in a story written for the Kirkwood/Webster Groves edition of Patch.com by reporter Owen Skolar, which you can read here.

All the C.O.M.P winners from the St. Louis area were mentioned in this story from the Suburban Journals, a group of regional weeklies covering St. Louis and surrounding counties.

In Jefferson City, C.O.M.P. winner Megan Villanueva was profiled in a story by News-Tribune reporter Michelle Brooks, while the four winners from Springfield were recognized in a blog post by News-Leader reporter Claudette Riley.

This year’s C.O.M.P. winners will perform their compositions at the Creating Original Music Project Festival, which will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. this Saturday, April 23 in the Fine Arts Building on the University of Missouri campus.

Roger Reynolds among composers celebrated at ONCE.MORE.

Roger Reynolds, who will be one of the guest composers for the 2011 Mizzou New Music Summer Festival, recently returned to Ann Arbor, MI to celebrate the legacy of the ONCE Festival and the associated group of new music composers he helped to found during the 1960s.

The event ONCE. MORE. was an interdisciplinary celebration that featured performances of more than three hours of music from founding composers Reynolds, Robert Ashley, Gordon Mumma, Donald Scavarda and the late George Cacioppo. You can read a review of the event from the local paper here, and there’s more coverage from Sequenza 21 here.

More coverage of Mizzou New Music Summer Festival

With the first-ever Mizzou New Music Summer Festival now officially part of history, we’ll have photos, audio and video from the inaugural fest available here very soon.

In the meantime, a few more news items about the Festival also have hit our inbox in recent days:

The MNMSF was featured in the July 22 edition of the online alumni news publication Mizzou Weekly, with a photo of Stefan Freund prominently displayed.

The Festival also recently got a mention in the context of Columbia’s overall arts scene from an aspiring young journalist taking part in one of Mizzou’s summer journalism programs, and was the subject of a brief item on the widely read blog Avant Music News.

A nod from Nonesuch

The Mizzou New Music Summer Festival and resident ensemble Alarm Will Sound are mentioned today in a journal entry on the website of AWS’ record company, Nonesuch, which is known for its support for adventurous music of all sorts.

You can read the item here.

Alarm Will Sound profiled in Columbia Missourian

Alarm Will Sound is the subject of a short feature story written by Emily Lynn for today’s Vox magazine, the arts and entertainment section of the Columbia Missourian. AWS is the Festival’s resident ensemble this year, performing in both the opening concert this past Monday and in the finale coming up on Sunday.

You can read the Missourian article online here.

Lisa Moore featured on Tribune’s Art Axis blog

Pianist Lisa Moore, who will perform in tonight’s Mizzou New Music Summer Festival concert at the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts, is featured today in a post on the Columbia Daily Tribune‘s Art Axis blog.

You can read Tribune writer Aarik Danielsen’s missive about Moore here.

The Mizzou New Music Summer Festival also is mentioned briefly today on The Rest is Noise, the blog of New Yorker music critic Alex Ross. You can see that item here.

Mizzou New Music Summer Festival featured on MizzouWire, KDHX

The University’s online news service MizzouWire has a feature up now about the Mizzou New Music Summer Festival. You can read the article “Sounds of Summer: Mizzou New Music Summer Festival resonates with aficionados” by Nancy Moen here.

Also, Dr. Jeanne Sinquefield (pictured), founder and funder of the Mizzou New Music Initiative and head of the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation, recently was interviewed on the St. Louis community radio station KDHX (FM 88.1). You can listen to her talk about the Initiative and the Mizzou New Music Summer Festival with KDHX’s Nancy Kranzberg here. (Note: The embedded audio player is just below the photo on the linked page.)

Alarm Will Sound’s Alan Pierson interviewed by Columbia Daily Tribune

The Columbia Daily Tribune‘s Aarik Danielsen continues his coverage of the Mizzou New Music Summer Festival today via an interview with Alarm Will Sound artistic director, conductor and keyboardist Alan Pierson (pictured).

You can read the interview posted on the paper’s Art Axis blog here.