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Conducting Digitally

Last year, on my way out the door to JFK and a gig in Dublin, I thumbed through the D section of my bookcase of scores looking for my score to Donnacha Dennehy’s Grá agus Bás. But it wasn’t there. I tore apart the whole bookcase thinking it might have been misfiled or gotten wedged in […]

Alarm Will Sound Discusses Steve Reich

In preparation for our visit to the Community Music School, and for a workshop designed for beginning and early intermediate students on the characteristics of Steve Reich’s music, I polled my colleagues in Alarm Will Sound. They were asked to share some their earliest memories of his music and of course, their favorite pieces. Here’s […]

Memorizing “Intégrales”

On February 20th, Alarm Will Sound and Dance Heginbotham presented “Twinned” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. As part of the performance Alarm Will Sound performed Intégrales by Edgard Varèse while moving around the Engelhardt Court in the American Wing of the museum. To be able to pull off playing and moving AWS members […]