Events

performance
Le Théâtre du Soleil @ Jacaranda's VINEYARDS OF MYTH

Saturday, April 25, 2020, 8:00pm

VINEYARDS OF MYTH

Performance of Le Théâtre du Soleil (The Theatre of the Sun) that uses texts of Ovid's from his Metamorphoses. With soprano Suzanne Waters, mezzo-soprano Katarzyna Sadej with flute, viola, double bass, and two percussionists conducted by Mark Alan Hilt. Also on the concert Andrew Norman's The Companion Guide to Rome, Iannis Xenakis' Dikhthas and Dylan Mattingly's The Bakkhai.

First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica 1220 2nd St Santa Monica, CA
More Event Information:
https://www.jacarandamusic.org/season
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Bargemusic | Here and Now Winter Festival

Pianist Inna Faliks will perform the MASTER AND MARGARITA SUITE for speaking pianist. Moored in Brooklyn just under the Brooklyn Bridge, Bargemusic presents great music year-round. Walk across the gangplank of a renovated coffee barge into a “wonderfully intimate wood-paneled room with thrilling views of lower Manhattan and excellent acoustics.” Experience why critics call Bargemusic “the perfect chamber-music hall” and why artists say it is “unlike any other place in the world to perform.”

Friday Jan 3 at 7pm Saturday Jan 4 at 6pm Sunday Jan 5 at 4pm

Brooklyn, NY

Events Archive

2019

press
2 Operas on the Best Operas of the Decade Lists!

Opera Canada listed Ghost Opera as one of the best operas of the decade and Alex Ross at The New Yorker named the Industry's production of Hopscotch as one of the notable performances of the decade.

performance
contraBAND: A Woman Sees How the World Goes with No Eyes

An evening of immersive, multidisciplinary avant-garde works composed by women and performed by students of Boston Conservatory's contemporary classical music performance program under the direction of Assistant Professor of Orchestral Studies and Contemporary Music Vimbayi Kaziboni.

PAULINE OLIVEROS: "A Woman Sees How the World Goes with No Eyes" YOKO ONO: "Lighting Piece" EUN YOUNG LEE: "Wann?" TANIA LEÓN: "Parajota Delaté" MEREDITH MONK: "The Tale" from Education of the Girlchild CHAYA CZERNOWIN: "Ayre: Towed through plumes, thicket, asphalt, sawdust and hazardous air I shall not forget the sound of" JULIA WOLFE: "Reeling" LAURIE ANDERSON: "O Superman" ONO: "Fly Piece" VERONIKA KRAUSAS: "Cloisonné" ELLEN REID: "Fear | Release" MONK: "Traveling" from Education of the Girlchild BRIGITTA MUNTENDORF: "abschminken" ALISON KNOWLES: "String Piece"

Vimbayi Kaziboni, director

Boston Conservatory Studio - 401 31 Hemenway Street (Boston, MA)
performance
Calgary New Music Festival

Timepoint Ensemble performs SHELTER, a Trinidadian Ghost Story by André Alexis and music by Krausas for 2 percussionists, narrator & live painter Sunita Legallou

Festival Hall (1215 10th Ave SE, Calgary)
performance
Another World at the Villa Aurora

Pianist Genevieve Lee joins members of Brightwork Ensemble to present an evening of music from another place and time. In Saariaho’s enigmatic Mirrors, performers are given a series of musical fragments, to be assembled as desired, breaking down the need for a goal-oriented order. Veronika Krausas’ Un-Intermezzi are inspired by China Miéville’s Un-Lun Dun, a haunting story of an alternate and parallel universe. George Crumb’s masterpiece Vox Balaenae (Voice of the Whale), for three masked players bathed in blue light, takes the audience on a captivating, mysterious, and timeless journey. Altromondo (Another World), by Kurt Rhode, calls for melodicas, harmonicas, Chinese paper accordions, triangles, and antique cymbals, in addition to a number of preparations inside the piano. We are transported to a place where time is not an arrow – locations are in flux, and the music as “object” never stands still.

Villa Aurora (520 Paseo Miramar Pacific Palisades, CA 90272)
performance
Thali Ringing in Edmonton

Edmonton Symphony's second vioilnist Tatiana Warszynski​​ will perform Krausas' Inside the Stone (version for violin) at the Mazurka Music & Art Society of Alberta's season opener at the ​Holy Trinity Anglican Church​ in Edmonton.

performance
Large Furniture in Brooklyn

Large Furniture will perform Sillages for Four Basses on their inaugural concert in Brooklyn.

Areté Gallery (67 West Street #103 Brooklyn, NY, 11222)
performance
Inside the Stone released by Gillian Smith on New Leaf Albums

Canadian violinist Gillian Smith releases an album of violin works on Leaf Music label in October 2019. This will include Krausas' Inside the Stone (version for violin). There will be 2 launch events:

Halifax on October 1, 2019, at the Paul O'Regan Hall at the Halifax Central Library

Toronto on October 5, 2019 at the Glenn Gould Studio.

Halifax & Toronto, Canada
award
Detroit Symphony Orchestra Commission ANNOUNCED

Veronika Krausas wins tenth annual Elaine Lebenbom Memorial Award for Female Composers Wednesday, June 26, 2019

DSO competition is only one of its type among major orchestras

Detroit, (June 26, 2019) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) today announced the winner of the tenth annual Elaine Lebenbom Memorial Award for Female Composers: Los Angeles-based Australian-Canadian composer Veronika Krausas.

The Lebenbom Award includes the commission by the DSO of a new orchestral piece to be premiered by the orchestra in an upcoming season, a $10,000 cash prize, and a one-month residency at the Ucross Foundation, an artist’s retreat in northern Wyoming.

“I’m excited to receive the award; being familiar with many of the women who have won in the past, I’m honored to be included in the group,” says Krausas. “I’ve been wanting to write a new symphony piece—orchestras offer such a large palate of instrumental colors to work with. I’m looking forward to visiting Detroit to explore the city and see if my experiences there will inform the composition.”

Krausas has composed works for orchestra, chamber groups, soloists, player pianos, and other configurations, as well as operas and multimedia pieces that blend music with dance, acrobatics, and video. She currently serves on the faculty of the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California.

The Elaine Lebenbom Memorial Award, launched in 2006, is the only annual orchestra-sponsored award granted annually to a living female composer of any age or nationality. Krausas was chosen by a jury of DSO musicians and members of the Detroit music community.

Detroit
performance
Longshadow Festival in Yellowknife

The inaugural Longshadow New Music Festival will be held in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories on June 14 - 16, 2019. Held near the summer solstice, when the sun only sets for a short time in Yellowknife, the Longshadow New Music Festival celebrates the music of the 20th and 21st Centuries, in particular the music of Canadians including a performance of 5 Intermezzi for Snare Drum performed by Nia Devetzis.

Yellowknife Northwest Territories (Canada)
Nia Devetzis
world première
Ghost Opera

The world première of Ghost Opera with the Old Trout Puppet Workshop and Calgary Opera at the Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity.

8pm at Eric Harvie Theatre - Banff Canada
performance
Cloisonne @ Neue Musik Nacht (Frankfurt)

Cloisonné for solo double bass, with video by Nana Tchitchoua, will be performed at the International Ensemble Modern Academy at the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts on its New Music Night.

International Ensemble Modern Academy at the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts
performance
Timepoint Ensemble @ Classical Revolution Calgary

Timepoint Ensemble will be performing at Classical Revolution Calgary on April 30th at Gravity Espresso and Wine Bar where we will be performing chamber music from Veronika Krausas.

Gravity Espresso & Wine Bar
909 10 St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0L9

Admission by donation

Café Gravity, Inglewood Calgary Canada
performance
Made in Canada

GroundSwell’s fifth and final concert of the season curated by composer Diana McIntosh. A dynamic and colourful cross-section of this country's amazingly diverse music that features it's wide open lands, peoples, cultures, prairies, rugged northern wilds, the Canadian Shield, it's wildlife, animals, birds - even it's buzzing insects! A concert of music written exclusively by Canadian composers and performed by first-rate Canadian musicians. Including Under an Open Sky for solo bassoon performed by Vincent Ellin.

8 pm at the Eckhardt Gramatté Hall, University of Winnipeg with a SOUNDWALK at 7pm before the concert.

Eckhardt Gramatté Hall, University of Winnipeg.
performance
Microfest Records

Microfest Records Presents: New Releases, Sneak Preview, Greatest Hits with Aron Kallay, Lyris Quartet, Tom Peters, John Schneider, HMC Gamelan & more. At Tuesdays@MonkSpace at 8pm. Including a performance by Aron Kallay of Terços by Krausas.

MonkSpace, Los Angeles
world première
Kandinsky Lieder

Première of the Kandinsky Lieder (with German text from Kandinsky's Klänge or Sounds). Performed by baritone Kirk Eichelberger and pianist Simona Snitkovsky. Commissioned by LiederAlive

Noe Valley Ministry 1021 Sanchez St, San Francisco, CA 94114
Baritone Kirk Eichelberger
performance
Headspace: Celebrating Music and Mindfulness

Witness and experience music-driven mindfulness in a concert of meditative music performed by the USC Thornton Percussion Group. The concert will open with a group meditation led by Mark Miller of Mindful USC. This transcendent event will encourage mindful listening and living, and will be followed by a discussion and Q&A on meditation, music, sound, and being present to the world around us. In the week leading up to the concert, a series of pop-up performances around campus will feature Thornton musicians performing a musical walking meditation by USC composer Veronika Krausas. The musicians will play and move within individual pods, like floating sculptural sound objects. Short mindful statements written by Molly Bendall’s poetry writing class will be offered to the public as the musicians pass by. The original pods were conceived and constructed by architect Florian Idenburg (SO-IL NY) and artist Ana Prvački. They will be refabricated by Matthew Gilpin and students from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.

Bovard Auditorium (USC) 3551 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089
performance
5 Intermezzi for Snare Drum @ LOCALITY

Timepoint Ensemble's Nia Devetzis performs 5 Intermezzi for Snare Drum (a set of 5 short works for snare drum with simultaneous texts by Kandinsky, e.e. cummings, Robert Lax, Gwendolyn MacEwan and Krausas) at Timepoint's Locality 2.

Calgary, Canada
performance
Brightwork New Music's Lost & Found Again

LA's premiere sextet explores what it means to be lost over and over again, only to be found, albeit for a fleeting moment.

They presents works by Stefan Carow, Gerard Grisey, A.J. McCaffrey, and world premieres of new works by Bill Alves, Molly Joyce, Liviu Marinescu, and 3 of Krausas' Unintermezzi for Piano performed by Grammy-nominated pianist Aron Kallay.

At Harvey Mudd College @ 7PM - FREE!

Drinkward Recital Hall (Claremont, CA)

2018

performance
Hopscotch Tarot Song Cycle

Fresh Squeezed Opera's Showcase - An intimate evening of chamber vocal music featuring Krausas' Hopscotch Tarot Song Cycle for voice and violin.

8pm at The Cell Theatre, New York City
canadian première
Rêve du Canada

The collaboration of composer Veronika Krausas and Canadian writer André Alexis spans almost 30 years. Presented by Timepoint Ensemble, the concert includes several of their older and newer works with narration by Mark Ikeda. The program includes: Wilderness for solo horn and narrator (2009) Stone for solo cello and narrator (1991) Under an Open Sky world premiere of version for saxophone (1997) Running through the Grey-eyed Dawn for performer (2014) Shelter, a Trinidadian ghost story for narrator and 2 percussionists (1991)

NVRLND 1048 21 Ave SE Calgary, Alberta T2G 1N2
performance
analemma
at Tanglewood Contemporary Music Festival

analemma at Tanglewood's Festival of Contemporary Music

8pm at Seiji Ozawa Hall - Lenox MA
performance
A Chorus of Night-Things
at Night Garden Piano

Pianist Allison Lovejoy performs Nocturnes including Unintermezzo No. 5 (A Chorus of Night-things)

8pm at Flower Piano - San Francisco
performance
Hopscotch Tarot Song Cycle
at LunArt Festival

Hopscotch Tarot Song Cycle at LunArt Festival Opening Night Gala Concert with mezzo Sarah Leuwerke and violinist Laura Burns

7pm at MMoCA Lobby - Madison, Wisonsin
performance
Language of the Birds

Language of the Birds (for choir and string quartet) Vox Nova Chamber Choir.

Maine
performance
Alchemist's Suite

Bass-Baritone Nicholas Isherwood performs The Alchemist's Suite, text by Quintan Ana Wikswo.

8pm in Arezzo, Italy
world première
Terços

Santa Monica Public Library & Microfest Presents: Soundwaves: Grammy-nominated pianist Aron Kallay performing Beyond 12 - Re-imagining the Piano. Included on this program is the world première of Terços for Pythagorean-tuned piano.

Santa Monica Public Library, Santa Monica California
Grammy-award nominated pianist ARON KALLAY

2017

performance
Gloria Cheng's The Intrepid Harpsichord

Grammy-winning pianist Gloria Cheng brings her custom-made blue and red harpsichord to Monk Space for a concert featuring music that is both adventurous and eclectic, including newer music by Lou Harrison, l'ombre du luth by Veronika Krausas, Steven Montague, Sally Mosher, Carolyn Yarnell, Karen Tanaka, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, and harpsichord mainstays Elizabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, Louis Couperin, and György Ligeti.

Monk Space Los Angeles
performance
RHYTHMS + VISIONS/EXPANDED + LIVE 3

An outdoor evening of music, interactive animation, projection mapping, animated inflatables, and virtual reality including video by Min Shi + Kun Xia, Marcel Valcarce, and Refik Anadol with musical excerpts by Krausas

School of Cinematic Arts Complex, Meldman Park 900 West 34th Street, Los Angeles 90089

2016

world première
Porcupine @ Noon to Midnight

The L.A. Phil's nonstop new music marathon, 'Noon to Midnight' including the première of “Tent, quintet, bows and elbows” by Ana Prvacki with original score “Porcupine” by Veronika KRAUSAS. Commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Music and Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel

LA Philharmonic (Walt Disney Concert Hall)
world première
Defenestration

In a bit of musical time-travel, SFCA collaborates with 2016 SFCA+1 guest artist Galax Quartet to present a radical, diverse, and engaging program of contemporary and Baroque music featuring new-old pairings of works. Six world premieres, by Ted Allen, Veronika Krausas, Robinson McClellan, Roy Whelden, and SFCA’s two resident composers—John Kelley and Shawn Crouch—are framed by masterworks of the chamber choir repertoire. Together SFCA and Galax Quartet—two violins, ‘cello and viola da gamba—explore the realm where early music and Baroque instruments intersect with new music and living composers. Krausas uses text by André Alexis written for Brian Goggin's Defenestration Art work in San Francisco.

Sun June 5, 2016 4:00pm Saint Mark's Lutheran Church / Sat June 11, 2016 8:00pm St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Palo Alto / Sun June 12, 2016 4:00pm St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Oakland

2015

world première
Hopscotch - a mobile opera

Imagine getting in a car without knowing the destination. Sharing the car are singers, actors, and instrumentalists who draw you into a story. The car stops at an incredible site, where another chapter of the story commences – until another car pulls up, with different artists, depicting another chapter of the story. And so on, and so on, in a 90-minute journey throughout the unsuspecting city. This was Hopscotch, The Industry’s original opera, that took audiences on a dazzling and disorienting ride through the streets of Los Angeles in 24 different car journeys.

Los Angeles, CA
world première
Amour d'Études @ Piano Spheres

Amour d'Études: A Piano Spheres commission for Steven Vanhauwaert. A world premiere of Two Études no. 1 precipitevolissimevolmente no. 2 freddo

REDCAT Theatre
performance
Jacaranda's Fits & Starts

includes Five Intermezzi for Snare Drum, performed by Nick Terry.

more information & tickets

Villa Aurora, Pacific Palisades
performance
Measures & Frames Visions & Voices Event

What happens when music and images merge?

Visionary contemporary composers Thomas Adès, Joanna Bruzdowicz, Jeffrey Holmes, Veronika Krausas and Marek Zebrowski will collaborate live with avant-garde filmmakers David Lynch, Michael Patterson, Candace Reckingerand Agnès Varda to create riveting visual music.

Works will be performed by the Penderecki String Quartet and soprano Rebekah Barton (Los Angeles).

Newman Concert Hall, University of Southern California (Los Angeles)
performance
Measures & Frames

Measures & FramesWhat happens when music and images merge? Visionary contemporary composers Thomas Adès, Joanna Bruzdowicz, Jeffrey Holmes, Veronika Krausas and Marek Zebrowski will collaborate live with avant-garde filmmakers David Lynch, Michael Patterson, Candace Reckingerand Agnès Varda to create riveting visual music. Works will be performed by the Penderecki String Quartet and soprano Kimberley Barber.

The Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (Canada)
performance
Jacaranda - A Charged Embrace

Performance of sillages for four double basses Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 8pm.

In French sillage means wake or trail. In perfumery it's the degree to which a perfume's fragrance lingers in the air when worn. This piece combines two seemingly disparate ideas, large double basses and the delicate waft of a scent. Tickets & Information 1220 2nd Street,Santa Monica, CA 90201

8pm at 1220 2nd Street, Santa Monica, CA 90201

2014

performance
Cerddorion Vocal Ensemble

Language of the Birds for choir and string quartet, with text by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

4 performances in New York March 1 & 8: Cerddorion Vocal Ensemble March 6 & 8: C4 The Choral/Composer Collective

New York, NY
performance
Language of the Birds in NEW YORK

Language of the Birdsfor choir and string quartet. Text by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Four performances in New York: Cerddorion Vocal Ensemble on March 1 & 8, C4 The Choral/Composer Collective March 6 & 8

New York, NY
performance
Unintermezzi for Piano

Maltese pianist Tricia Dawn William performs Unintermezzi

Teatru Manoel - Malta
world première
Sillages for 4 basses at Disney Hall

sillages

Tuesday January 14, 2014 8pm

LA Philharmonic Chamber Music Series TICKET INFORMATION Disney Hall, Los Angeles

with Chris Hanulik, Oscar Meza, David Moore, Peter Rofé

performance shot by Martin Chalifour

In French sillage literally means wake or trail. In perfumery it's the degree to which a perfume's fragrance lingers in the air when worn. When I first heard the term I knew I would use it for the title of a piece. Then David Moore asked me to write a work for double bass quartet and I started with that as the title. To combine two seemingly disparate ideas - large double basses and the delicate waft of a scent - I asked Canadian writer André Alexis to write a poem that did just that. His poem was the poetic inspiration for this work for the four amazing bassists of the LA Phil: David Moore, Christopher Hanulik, Oscar Meza and Peter Rofé.

Sillages

A roar wafts into the land rumbling something floral.

Under last year's straw the civet comes to life

While plows with fragrant wrists stutter and dig the crumbling fields.

Lumbering beasts with delicate minds, They leave quartz and citrus, almonds and rust.

~ André Alexis

Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles

2013

performance
Veronika Krausas and Musical Guests

Tuesdays@MONK SPACE presents Veronika Krausas and musical guests. WildUp's cellist Derek Stein, LAPQ percussionist Nick Terry, LA Opera's French hornist Kristy Morrell & the Los Angeles Philharmonic Double Bass Boys: Chris Hanulik, Oscar Meza, David Moore, Peter Rofé with a sneak preview performance.

There’s a special guest appearance by Chris Rountree, musical director of wildUp! Please join us for a post-concert reception provided by The ECTOPLASM Club, sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Research Group at the Center for Religion and Civic Culture at USC. Come see the OIL DRUM MUSIC BOX by Brendan Duggan & art by Cathy Weiss in the Gallery. PROGRAM includes running through the grey-eyed dawn (2013), stone (1991) for cello, wilderness/rêve du Canada (2009) for french horn, sillages (2013) for double bass quartet.

* This is a preview performance of the LA premiere on January 14, 2014 in Disney Hall.5 intermezzi for snare drum (1999) with text by kandinsky, robert lax, krausas, gwendolyn macewan & e.e. cummings. All other text by andré alexis.

MonkSpace @ 4414 West 2nd Street LA 90004
presenter
SOUND ART Course Fall 2013 at USC

During the fall of 2013 the SOUND ART course was in full swing at USC between the Thornton School of Music and the Roski School of Art.

SOUND ART at USC

This was an interdisciplinary class I taught with Karen Koblitz (Head of the Ceramics Department at the Roski School). We had several guest lecturers during the course of the semester. The MacArthur Genius Award-winner TRIMPIN was our visiting guest artist along with John Schneider and The Harry Partch instruments; flautist Susan Rawcliffe gave a workshop where all the students, art and music, made ceramic flutes, ocarinas, and rattles; Aaron Serfaty and Ndugu Chancler (of the TSOM) lectured about percussion; and Daedulus gave a presentation on electronic music.

USC
european première
KRAUSAS in Céret, France

XIII Festival International de Musique en Catalogne, Céret, France August 16 (9pm) Opium String Quartet with mezzo Helene Riverain midaregami/tangled hair for mezzo and string quartet :: August 17 (5pm) Nicholas Isherwood, bass-baritone

The Alchemy Suite with text & film by Quintan Ana Wikswo :: Les Femmes à l'Honneur du 13e Festival de Musique Please note ... François-Michel Rignol's solo piano recital has been moved to Spring 2014.

Céret, France
european première
UN-intermezzi in PORTUGAL

Pianist Steven Vanhauwaert will perform the UN-intermezzi for solo piano at the Amigos De Musica de Sao LourencoJune 14, 2013 8pm

performance
New Fangled Opera (New Orleans) - The Mortal Thoughts of Lady Macbeth

A New Fangled Festival of Opera - New Orleans June 7 & 8, 2013 @7:30pm University of New Orleans Lakefront Campus Performing Arts Center www.NewFangledOpera.org Krausas Interview with Chris Burton from New Fangled

performance
Fort Worth Opera - The Mortal Thoughts of Lady Macbeth

Fort Worth Opera - FRONTIERS showcase of new opera works. 2013 selected Composers & Librettists

Fort Worth Opera, Texas
world première
Gloria Cheng: The Intrepid Harpsichord

Gloria Cheng premieres l'ombre du lute by Krausas at her solo recital for harpsichord for Piano SpheresTuesday April 30, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.Zipper Hall, Colburn School of the Performing Arts200 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles 90012

Zipper Concert hall, Los Angeles
world première
The Alchemy Suite

The fabulous bass-baritone Nicholas Isherwood will perform an intimate evening of music (by Isherwood and Krausas) with text and video (by Quintan Ana Wikswo).

MONK SPACE 4414 West 2nd Street Los Angeles, CA 90004 Saturday April 20, 2013 8:30pm $25 adults/$15 students/seniors BUY TICKETS

a VeraIkon/Catalysis Projects Production

additional performances: Atelier de la Main d'Or (Paris) March 31, 2013 Céret Festival (France) August 2013

Monk Space, Los Angeles
world première
Caruso's Dream in San Francisco

Join us for the unveiling of Brian Goggin and Dorka Keehn's -- Caruso's Dream on Sunday February 23rd at 5:45 at 55 9th St. San Francisco. Bring an FM radio, and a mask. Performance includes il sogno ad occhi aperti di Enrico Carusoa work for 13 pianos (one prepared) composed & conducted by Veronika Krausas more information Articles:Art & Architecture SFSF Gatelaughing squid

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USC Visions & Voices Event - An Evening with TRIMPIN

Thursday, January 24, 2013, 7:30pm Alfred Newman Recital Hall Reception & book signing to follow. Admission is free

Trimpin, an internationally acclaimed artist, kinetic sculptor, sound artist, musician, engineer, inventor, composer and MacArthur Genius Grant recipient, is one of the most stimulating forces in music today. A specialist in interfacing computers with traditional acoustic instruments. An evening with Trimpin will explore his work and the world of sound art iwth a lecture, performance and excerpt from the film Trimpin: The Sound of Invention.

Organized by Karen Koblitz (Fine Arts) and Veronika Krausas (Music) and presented by USC Visions & Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative. Co-sponsored by the USC Thornton School of Music and the USC Roski School of Fine Arts.

For more information

7:30 at the Alfred Newman Recital Hall

2012

performance
Krausas FILM & VIDEO Retrospective

Krausas FILM & VIDEO Retrospective (December 6, 2012)

7 Dudley Cinema presents Krausas Film & Video Retrospective Beyond Baroque

Thursday December 6 at 7pm 681 Venice Blvd, Venice CA 90291

310-822-3006

FREE

Krausas will discuss her work with film and video artists. There will be a screening of works with video/film/photography by Quintan Ana Wikswo, Thaddeus Holownia, Nana Tchitchoua, and James Jacobsen.

7 Dudley Cinema at Beyond Baroque

performance
LA OPERA Composers

Hammer Museum

Los Angeles Opera Composers Saturday November 17, 2012 at 3pm

Rebekah Barton as Lady Macbeth Timur Bekbosunov, Tim Campbell, Kalean Ung as The Witches Chris Rountree, conductor

european première
World Music Days 2012 - Belgium

WORLD MUSIC DAYS 2012 - BELGIUM

Musique Nouvelles will be performing analemma for 11 musicians Monday October 25, 2012 (Mons, Belgium)

World Music Days Information http://www.worldmusicdays2012.be

european première
London New Wind Festival (October 25, 2012)

London New Wind Festival Birthday Composers and Friends 7.30pm Regent Hall, Salvation Army, 275 Oxford St, London W1C 2DJ

Wilderness/Reve du Canada will have its European premiere on a concert of works with Gerald Barry, Jo Kondo, Howard Skempton and Henryk Sienkiewicz.

information

Catherine Pluygers Oboes, Phil Edwards Clarinets, Henryk Sienkiewicz horn, Alan Tomlinson Trombone, Robert Coleridge Piano

performance
VEXATIONS @ Jacaranda CAGE 100 Festival

SATIE'S VEXATIONS – 24 hours Friday, September 7, 7:00 PM to Saturday, September 8, 7:00 PM First published by Cage in 1949, this work was long considered a joke until Cage organized the first performance in 1963. Erik Satie, a composer Cage idolized, asked that three bars of music - less than a page - be repeated 840 times. Jacaranda's rare complete performance will have 32 pianists playing successively without pause. The audience is free to come and go as space permits and are encouraged to bring cushions for casual seating.Miles Playhouse in Reed Park; no admission charge Reservations highly recommended. I'm playing approx. 4am on Saturday.

Miles Playhouse in Santa Monica, CA
world première
Hear Now Festival

HEAR NOW Festival

Sunday August 26 at 5pm Performance of il sole e l\'altre stelle for string quartet

The title for the work was taken from the last line of Dante\'s Paradiso: L\'amor che move il sole e l\'altre stelle (by the love that moves the sun and the other stars)

The First Lutheran Church of Venice 815 Venice Blvd. Venice, CA 90291

Tickets & Information: http://www.hearnowmusicfestival.com

First Lutheran Church of Venice 815 Venice Blvd. Venice, CA 90291Tickets
lecture / performance
A Tale of Two Compositions at Culture & Music

A Tale of Two CompositionsMiMoDaStudios - Paper or Plastik - FREE. I'll be discussing my creative process at Dana Ross's Culture and Music series along with a performance of OR by cellist Derek Stein and a screening of Cloisonné with video by Nana Tchitchoua.See A Tale of Two Compositions

lecture / performance
A Tale of Two Compositions (the Creative Process of Composition)

Dana Ross' Mimoda Music & Culture Series presents a series of lectures including one by composer Veronika Krausas discussing the inspiration and subsequent creation of a composition. This process was presented as A Tale Of Two Compositions. Each composition inspired and composed in a different city - one in New York and one in Los Angeles. One told in third person and the other as a recipe. Cellist Derek Stein demonstrated and performed.

Mimoda Music & Culture Series
performance
MISFITS & HOOLIGANS

misfits & hooligansSaturday April 28th, 2012 9pmOur crew of misfits and hooligans includes toy piano, accordion, harmonica, viola,three double basses, electronics, and harpsichord ... all in a one concert for Beyond Baroque's music series, curated by Krausas.From two of Los Angeles? most visionary, genre-defying performance groups comes a visually and aurally stunning live performance evening exploring new forms and hybrids of music, performance electronics, video projections, multichannel text installations, stop-motion animation, and more.Performers include harpsichordist Arthur Ohana, harmonica player Bill Barrett, accordionists Isaac Schankler & Daniel Corral, Aron Kallay on toy piano, double bassists Will Cravy, Teddy Gabrielides, Eric Windmeier, and violist Alma Lisa Fernandez with visual artist and poet Quintan Ana Wikswo. Music by Joseph-Nicolas-Pancrace Royer, Isaac Schankler and Tom Flaherty, including Krausas's gardens of stone for double bass trio and JONAS for solo harmonica.tickets available at the door $10/$5 seniors & studentsBeyond Baroque681 Venice Blvd Venice, CA 90291For more info: Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center

world première
JEUX DES VENTS for wind symphony

The Thornton Wind Ensemble premieres jeux des vents, a musical game for wind symphony.

Sunday April 1, 2012 4pm University Park Campus Bovard Auditorium

H. Robert Reynolds & Sharon Lavery lead the USC Wind Ensemble in a concert spotlighting women composers including Krausas, Erica Muhl, and Joan Tower.

Free but reservations required more information: USC Thorton School of Music

world première
UN-intermezzi for solo piano

Pianist Aron Kallay premières UN-intermezzi for solo pianoFriday, March 23, 8 p.m.Somewhere Very Else: The Polish-Lithuanian ConnectionUniversity Park CampusAlfred Newman Recital HallFreeUSC's Polish Music Center presents two days of concerts featuring both California and world premieres. Thornton School faculty pianist Aron Kallay will perform a faculty recital of Polish and Lithuanian music. The concert will include premieres by Vykintas Baltakas and Thornton faculty Veronika Krausas and Marek Zebrowski as well as works by Joanna Bruzdowicz, Mikalojus Ciurlionis, and Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki.These UN-intermezzi are solo piano pieces inspired by the novel Un-Lun Dun by the British writer China Miéville. The story presents an alternate and parallel universe to the city of London. China's writing is so wonderfully poetic that I've used (with his permission!) several of his phrases as the titles for each of the pieces: each dreams the other, somewhere very else, a bowl for shadows, story ladder, and a chorus of night things.for more information: USC Thorton School of Music

2011

world première
Language of the Birds for Choir & String Quartet

Language of the Birds for Choir & String QuartetThe San Francisco Choral Artists and the renowned Alexander String Quartet, two of the Bay Area's beloved and wide-ranging chamber ensembles, come together for the first time in a landmark program of new compositions for chamber choir and string quartet. Together, they explore the rich sonic and emotional palette of this unusual musical configuration in rarely performed classics and new works by important contemporary composers. Major new commissioned works by North American Composers Paul Seiko Chihara, Michael Gandolfi, and Veronika Krausas are paired with the romantic outpourings of Brahms Quartets Opus 92 in a lush new transcription for choir and string quartet and Beethoven's tender Elegischer Gesang. A "Meet the Composers panel" 45 minutes before each concert offers the audience insight into the creative processes behind the three major new works. The artistic director is the fabulous conductor Magen Solomon. SAN FRANCISCO Saturday, May 7, 2011; 8 PM / 7:15 PM Meet the Composers St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 1111 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco EAST BAY (Oakland)Saturday, May 14, 2011; 8 PM / 7:15 PM Meet the Composers St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 114 Montecito Avenue, Oakland PENINSULA (Palo Alto) Sunday, May 15, 2011; 4 PM / 3:15 PM Meet the Composers St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 600 Colorado Avenue, Palo Alto Los Angeles-based Canadian composer Veronika Krausas pays tribute to San Francisco in Language of the Birds, a swirling and "slightly demented" musical riff on Lawrence Ferlinghetti's poetic portrait of San Francisco, with sounds ranging from atmospheric evocations of nature to whimsical depictions of birds. The piece was inspired by San Francisco artist Brian Goggin and Dorka Keehn's installation LANGUAGE OF THE BIRDS.

performance
Purcell's "Dido and Aeneas"

Purcell's Baroque masterpiece bristles with Technicolor microtonal harmony — when tuned in the original meantone tuning. This chamber performance of the entire one-hour opera will be preceded by meantone masterpieces of John Dowland, William Byrd, György Ligeti, and Michaelangelo Rossi on lute and harpsichord. Produced and musical direction by Michael Kudirka and directed by Veronika Krausas and John Walcutt

University of Southern California

2010

performance
The Mortal Thoughts of Lady Macbeth

The Mortal Thoughts of Lady Macbeth A chamber opera by Veronika Krausas based on Macbeth by Shakespeare.

interview: Interview with Veronika Krausas on VOX 2008

Fais Do-Do 5257 West Adams Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90016

Libretto by Tom Pettit Directed by Yuval Sharon Choreography by Bianca Sapetto Conducted by Marc Lowenstein Production Design by Matt Hooper Pennington

Featuring: Ensemble Green and guitarist Michael Kudirka Soprano Michelle Jasso as Lady Macbeth Sopranos Carmina Escobar, Alexandra Loutsion & Kalean Ung as the Witches Former Cirque du Soleil acrobats Karl Baumann, Bianca Sapetto.

More information and tickets are available at: www.TheMortalThoughtsofLadyMacbeth.com