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Composer’s Voice features Andrew White performing contemporary art songs

On Saturday May 27, 2023 2:00 PM EDT (UTC-4) This episode of Composer’s

Voice features Andrew White performing contemporary art song. This

performance comes from “Collaboration and Accompaniment” an online event

from Vox Novus to foster and broaden the art song genre. This project

creates an opportunity for composers to “voice” or express their musical

ideas. It is also an opportunity to explore and experiment with

accompaniment through the digital video medium.


The composers included in this performance are: Lisa Neher, Stanley M.

Hoffman, Allen Molineux, Ella Deloon, Mike McFerron, and R. Michael

Daugherty.


New York Concert Review hailed Andrew White as a "... a formidable

interpreter ... Every song composer should be so lucky with

collaborators." A champion of Art Song and contemporary music, Andrew

White has distinguished himself in recitals of French mélodie, Lieder,

and contemporary American art song, including numerous premiere

performances.


More can be found at Vox Novus on Composer’s Voice at the following:


Composer’s Voice is a contemporary music project empowering the new

music community. Empowering living composers, Composer’s Voice features

musicians who champion new music. The performance series has produced

over 150 concerts in New York City, and abroad. Since 2021, Composer’s

Voice airs a monthly half-hour TV show on Manhattan’s cable access

network. More can be found at ComposersVoice.com


Composer’s Voice airs its half-hour show Saturdays at 2:00 PM EDT

(UTC-4) every 2 weeks on NYC cable access TV with Manhattan

Neighborhood’s Network channel 2.


The video can be viewed at the following links:

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View on the following TV cable channels in Manhattan:

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Channel 67 on Spectrum

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New music powerhouse Lisa Neher is a mezzo-soprano, composer, and

actress on a mission to transform audiences through story, sound, and

vulnerability. Described by Oregon Arts Watch as “a small woman with a

very big voice.”

American Waters explores bodies of water as literal and metaphorical

barriers between us and the places and people we know and love.


Stanley M. Hoffman was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1959. He has lived in

the greater Boston area since 1977. He received degrees in Composition

from Brandeis University (Ph.D. 1993), The New England Conservatory of

Music (M.M. 1984), and the Boston Conservatory (B.M. 1981).

“In 1988, I began collecting poems to set to music someday including

PEARS by Linda Pastan. The idea for certain poems was and is is to

create Songs of Passion.” – Stanley Hoffman


Allen Molineux (b.1950) received a B.M. degree in composition from

DePauw University, a M.M. in composition degree from the Eastman School

of Music and a D.M. in composition from Florida State University.

A few years back, I saw a call for scores by a countertenor. For it, I

composed a new song using Walt Whitman's "Music Always Round Me".


Ella Deloon is a composer inspired by space and our place in it. In

addition to a myriad of nonclassical influences, she draws from the

traditions of the Russian Romantics and French Impressionists.

This chamber vocal tone poem is set for the poem "A Solar Eclipse" by

American author and poet Ella Wheeler Wilcox, published in 1906 in the

collection Poems of Sentiment.


Mike McFerron is a professor of music and composer-in-residence at Lewis

University in the Chicago area. He has been on the faculty of Hong Kong

Baptist University, the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory

of Music and the Kansas City Kansas Community College, and he has served

as resident composer at the Chamber Music Conference of the

East/Composers' Forum in Bennington, Vt. McFerron is founder and

co-director of Electronic Music Midwest and serves on the board of the

directors for the Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra and is a past

Chair of the Executive Committee for the Society of Composers, Inc.


R. Michael Daugherty’s catalog of compositions contains over 350 works,

including eleven song cycles and numerous individual songs. As a singer,

he makes sure his vocal works are text driven and reflect the strengths

of the voice. Dr. Daugherty holds a B.A. degree from Denison University,

studying with Elliot Borishansky and M.M. and D.M.A. degrees from The

Ohio State University studying with Marshall Barnes.

:Crab, my Dog is a speech that comes from Act II, scene 3, of

Shakespeare's The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Here, it is the solo baritone

part performed in the play by Launch, described as a clownish servant of

Proteus, one of the two gentlemen.

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