Soprano Anne Harley
September 14, 2012
Soprano Anne Harley premieres a new song cycle, for Shaker Mother Ann Lee, for solo soprano and electronics by Christine Southworth, Lecturer in Music at MIT. 7pm, Killian Hall. Free.
Anne Harley specializes in contemporary music and is interested in interdisciplinary projects that incorporate new media in the service of music and drama. She has premiered, performed and recorded works by Evan Ziporyn, John Adams, Lee Hoiby, Louis Andriessen, Peter Eotvös and John Harbison and has appeared with BMOP, Opera Boston, Handel & Haydn Society, Boston Camerata, and at Tanglewood Festival. She is also well known as a Baroque music specialist. www.anneharley.com
Composer Christine Southworth creates music born from a cross-pollination of sonic ideas, inspired by intersections of technology and art, nature and machines, and music from cultures around the world. Her compositions have been performed in the U.S., Europe, and Indonesia by the Kronos Quartet, Gamelan Galak Tika, Calder Quartet, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Gamelan Semara Ratih, California EAR Unit, Andrew W.K., and Ensemble Robot. She has two recordings on Airplane Ears Music and will soon release a third of her string quartets, performed by The Calder and Kronos quartets, Gamelan Galak Tika, and Face the Music. Christine received a B.S. from MIT in Mathematics and an M.A. in Computer Music & Multimedia Composition from Brown University. www.kotekan.com