Alarm Will Sound – The Great Northern – Minneapolis, MN – Feb 5, 2023

Keep in touch with AWS   Sunday, February 5th, 2:00pm Contemporary Gallery Minneapolis Institute of Art Minneapolis, MN PROGRAM John Luther Adams, Ten Thousand Birds* *written for Alarm Will Sound Conceived, designed, and directed by Alan Pierson Peter Ferry, staging and assistant direction    NOTES Ten Thousand Birds is based on the songs of birds […]

January 28, 2023

Paper Pianos: Alan Pierson, Mary Kouyoumdjian, and Nigel Maister in Conversation

Alan Pierson, Alarm Will Sound Artistic Director/conductor, sat down with Mary Kouyoumdjian and Nigel Maister to discuss Paper Pianos, an evening-length theatrical work that explores the dislocation, longing, and optimism of refugees. PREMIERE: FEBRUARY 25, 2023, EMPAC Listen to an AI-generated version of this conversation (11′ minute listen): Alarm Will Sound · Paper Pianos: Alan […]

February 15, 2023

Artificial – Translating Electronics

Composer Daniel Wohl is known for music that blends electronics with acoustic instrumentation to often “surprising and provocative effect” (NPR). His newest project is Artificial, a ten-minute work that forgoes electronics and challenges acoustic instruments to sound digital. Here’s what Wohl has to say about Artificial: I’m thrilled to be working with Alarm Will Sound on Artificial, a […]

January 6, 2023