Category: Features

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 […]


Alarm Will Sound’s Staged Realization of Edgard Varèse’s “Intégrales”

Nigel Maister, Alarm Will Sound’s theatrical director, laid out some details for the performers. Below are Nigel’s words to which we’ve added audio excerpts. As when we first performed this piece, the staging of the Varese and its structure, have been conceived as a narrative of a battle, one in which the directionality of the […]

February 13, 2014