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Derek Bermel interview

Our latest album, Canzonas Americanas, is of music by Derek Bermel, who is a long time collaborator of ours. Our conversation about the album covered a lot of ground, which is no surprise given Derek’s eclectic approach to composing: we talked about Nancarrow, Latin music, Ives, African music, Messiaen, blues, Brahms, and the European avant-garde. Even astrophysics worked its way in: I don’t know if I’ve gotten to talk about different types of equilibria since my undergrad days.

November 17, 2012

Remaking cultural infrastructure

We are announcing our St. Louis Season that will begin our ongoing presence in the midwest. Reaching an audience, and cultivating the need for contemporary music in St. Louis and the midwest are part of Alarm Will Sound’s mission to further enrich American culture.

August 9, 2012

Get to Know the Mizzou 2012 Resident Composers

Ahead of the 2012 Mizzou New Music Summer Festival, we asked the eight resident composers about themselves and their music. And we asked them to choose between Mad Men and Game of Thrones.

July 20, 2012