Author Archives: michaelclayville

The Future is “Now”

It is in Alarm Will Sound’s DNA to be current: one of the missions of the group is to perform music that reflects the contemporary world. It is also in our DNA to take chances and put ourselves out of our comfort zones: … Continue reading

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Old and New: Alan Pierson conducts the Alabama Symphony

  Alan Pierson, Alarm Will Sound artistic director, will lead the Alabama Symphony in a concert featuring music of Vivaldi, Haydn and Ruehr. I spoke to Alan about the performance, his preparation, relationships between old and new music and working … Continue reading

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New Music Gathering 2015

From January 15-17, 2015 New Music Gathering took place at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Performers, composers, educators, administrators and fans gathered to discuss everything from engaging the community to the economics of the industry to where to go for … Continue reading

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World Premiere of “Ten Thousand Birds” by John Luther Adams in Social Media

Now: @AlarmWillSound plays at #pmcstl between @TheNineNetwork & @stlpublicradio in @GrandCenter. pic.twitter.com/5swlhVyahA — Michael K (@w0px) October 20, 2014 John Luther Adam's piece has the kids (people) captivated at #publicmediacommons — Willis Arnold (@WillisRArnold) October 20, 2014 #tenthousandbirds @alarmwillsound #pmcstl … Continue reading

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Kate Moore:The Art of Levitation

Alarm Will Sound will premiere The Art of Levitation, a new work by Kate Moore at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall on April 27. Kate took the time to answer some questions about the piece: Michael Clayville: The piece you wrote is for the “(post)folk … Continue reading

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Kaki King:Other Education

Kaki King will join Alarm Will Sound on stage at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall on April 27 to premiere her new work Other Education, written specially for the occasion. Kaki took the time to answer some questions about the piece: Michael Clayville: … Continue reading

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