Just over forty years ago, the Beatles and composer Karlheinz Stockhausen arranged to meet in New York City to plan a joint concert. No such performance would ever take place. But its tantalizing promise is the departure point for Alarm Will Sound's 1969. Told through their own words, music, and images, 1969 is the story of great musicians—John Lennon, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Paul McCartney, Luciano Berio, Yoko Ono, and Leonard Bernstein—striving for a new music and a new world amidst the turmoil of the late 1960s.
Created and developed by Andrew Kupfer, Nigel Maister and Alan Pierson
Directed by Nigel Maister
Projection Design by Peter Nigrini and Dan Scully
Sound Design by Dan Bora
Lighting Design by Aaron Black
Written by Andrew Kupfer
Conceived by Alan Pierson
performed by Alarm Will Sound
Robert Stanton, Jon Patrick Walker, David Chandler, Actors
Alan Pierson, Artistic Director and Conductor
Alarm Will Sound tours nationally and internationally, having been presented by
This is our world premiere performance at the Mizzou International Composers Festival in 2011.
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Beth found her tribe when she started playing in Musica Nova and Ossia at Eastman with the people who would become the founders of Alarm Will Sound. Between AWS performances, she plays chamber music with cool people in the Mid-Atlantic area, teaches clarinet, chamber music, and music theory at Dickinson College and directs the open-instrumentation Dickinson Improvisation and Collaboration Ensemble (DICE) which explores concepts and materials of music in a collaborative performance context. She holds degrees in performance, music theory, and music education from the Eastman School of Music, Ohio State University and Shenandoah Conservatory.
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