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Sebastian Currier (1959-     )

Sebastian Currier, composerThe music of composer Sebastian Currier has been performed worldwide in major cities such as Paris, Rome, Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Beijing, Moscow, London and Toronto. In the United States, his works have been performed in Carnegie Hall in New York, Symphony Hall in Boston, the Kennedy Center in Washington DC and Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco. One of his most notable works Aftersong was written for the world-renowned violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter who, with pianist Lambert Orkis, premiered the work at the Schleswig-Holstein Festival, performed it at the Salzburg Festival, and subsequently toured with it and with another composition called Clockwork throughout the rest of Europe and the United States. Sebastian Currier has received a Rome Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and several awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Friedheim Award, a Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Tanglewood Fellowship, and has held residencies at the MacDowell and Yaddo Colonies. Commissions include Meet the Composer, Fromm Foundation, Koussevitzky Foundation, Barlow Endowment, Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust and the American Composers Orchestra. His works have been performed by such orchestras as the National Symphony, Gewandhaus Orchestra, American Composers Orchestra, EOS Orchestra and the San Francisco Symphony. Microsymph was recently recorded by the Frankfurt Radio Orchestra. Sebastian Currier is currently on the faculty of Columbia University and holds a DMA from the Juilliard School.

COMPOSITIONS                                                       Currier Links     ~ ~ ~     Works by Genre    ~ ~ ~    Currier on Currier
From a Book of Sombre Pages, band (1985)
Partita, piano (1986)
String Quartet No. 2 (1987)
Piano Sonata (1988)
Assertions/Reflections, guitar (1988)
Clockwork, violin and piano (1989)
Intimations, clarinet and piano (1989)
Time's Hand, orchestra (1990)
Vocalissimus, soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano and percussion (1991)
Entanglement, violin and piano (1992)
Theo's Sketchbook, piano (1992)
Uncertainties, viola and piano (1993)
Aftersong, violin and piano (1994)
Brainstorm, piano (1994)
Quartetset, string quartet (1995)
Microsymph, orchestra (1996)
Chamber Concerto, violin and string orchestra (1996)
Broken Consort, flute, oboe, violin, cello and 2 guitars (1996)
Whispers, flute, cello, percussion and piano (1996)
Verge, clarinet, violin and piano (1997)
Scarlatti Cadences, piano (1997)
Frames, cello and piano (1998)
Night Time, violin and harp (1998)
Color Wheel, piano (1999)
Variations on "Time and Time Again", flute and piano (2000)
Links, violin (2001)
Pulse, viola and guitar (2002)
Night Mass, chorus and orchestra (2003)
Static, flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano (2003)
REM, string quartet (2003)
Quiet Time, string quartet (2004)
Aerialism, cello and piano (2004)
Nightmaze, narrator, chbr ens [fl, cl, trp, perc, pf, digital kybd, vln, vc, db], video projections & 4 channel electronics (2005)
Crossfade, 2 harps (2005)
Remix, fl, cl, hn, vln, vc, db, hn, perc, hp, pf and pre-recorded electronics (2005)
Broken Minuets, harp and string orchestra (2006)
Piano Concerto (2006)
The Nymphs Are Departed, high voice and piano (2006)
Naked, video short score (2006)
Time Machines, violin and orchestra (2007)
Departures and Arrivals, piano (2007)
Group Dynamics, wind ensemble (2008)
Next Atlantis, string quartet and pre-recorded electronics (2008) [arr. for str orch & electronics, 2009]
Next Atlantis, string orchestra and pre-recorded electronics (2008/2009)
Body Music, chamber orchestra (2009)
Traces, harp and orchestra (2009)
Digital Mist, violin, piano and pre-recorded samples (2010)
Fifteen Minutes, flute, viola and harp (2011)
Sleepers and Dreamers, chorus and orchestra (2012)


WORKS BY GENRE                                                   Currier Links    ~ ~ ~    Currier on Currier     ~ top of page ~
Dramatic/Theater
Nightmaze, narrator, chbr ens [fl, cl, trp, perc, pf, digital kybd, vln, vc, db], video projections & 4 channel electronics (2005)

Orchestra
Time's Hand, orchestra (1990)
Microsymph, orchestra (1996)
Next Atlantis, string orchestra and pre-recorded electronics (2008/2009) [originally for str qt & electronics]
Body Music, chamber orchestra (2009)

Soloist(s) w/Orchestra
Chamber Concerto, violin and string orchestra (1996)
Broken Minuets, harp and string orchestra (2006)
Piano Concerto (2006)
Time Machines, violin and orchestra (2007)
Traces, harp and orchestra (2009)

Band
From a Book of Sombre Pages, band (1985)
Group Dynamics, wind ensemble (2008)

Chorus w/Orchestra
Night Mass, chorus and orchestra (2003)
Sleepers and Dreamers, chorus and orchestra (2012)

Chamber
String Quartet No. 2 (1987)
Quartetset, string quartet (1995)
Broken Consort, flute, oboe, violin, cello and 2 guitars (1996)
Whispers, flute, cello, percussion and piano (1996)
Static, flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano (2003)
REM, string quartet (2003)
Quiet Time, string quartet (2004)
Crossfade, 2 harps (2005)
Remix, fl, cl, hn, vln, vc, db, hn, perc, hp, pf and pre-recorded electronics (2005)
Next Atlantis, string quartet and pre-recorded electronics (2008) [arr. for str orch & electronics, 2009]
Fifteen Minutes, flute, viola and harp (2011)

Instrument and Piano or Harp or Guitar
Clockwork, violin and piano (1989)
Intimations, clarinet and piano (1989)
Entanglement, violin and piano (1992)
Uncertainties, viola and piano (1993)
Aftersong, violin and piano (1994)
Verge, clarinet, violin and piano (1997)
Frames, cello and piano (1998)
Night Time, violin and harp (1998)
Variations on "Time and Time Again", flute and piano (2000)
Pulse, viola and guitar (2002)
Aerialism, cello and piano (2004)
Digital Mist, violin, piano and pre-recorded samples (2010)

Solo Instrument
Assertions/Reflections, guitar (1988)
Links, violin (2001)

Piano
Partita, piano (1986)
Piano Sonata (1988)
Theo's Sketchbook, piano (1992)
Brainstorm, piano (1994)
Scarlatti Cadences, piano (1997)
Color Wheel, piano (1999)
Departures and Arrivals, piano (2007)

Vocal
Vocalissimus, soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano and percussion (1991)
The Nymphs Are Departed, high voice and piano (2006) [text: T.S. Elliott]

Film
Naked, video short score (2006)

Multimedia
Nightmaze, narrator, chbr ens [fl, cl, trp, perc, pf, digital kybd, vln, vc, db], video projections & 4 channel electronics (2005)


CURRIER  LINKS                                                   Works by Genre    ~ ~ ~    Currier on Currier      ~ top of page ~
A Conversation About Time (Rachel Shteir, Yaddo)
Emerson, Lake . . . and Currier: An Interview with Composer Sebastian Currier (Jay Weitz, CMColumbusNow)
Music is Time in Air: An Interview with Sebastian Currier (The Aviary)
Sebastian Currier: On the Verge of Dissolution and Disorder (Daniel Stephen Johnson, Q2/WQXR)
Sebastian Currier Wins 2007 Grawemeyer for "Static" (Frank J. Oteri, NewMusicBox)

Composer's website   . . .   contact Sebastian Currier:  here

Currier @ Wikipedia
Currier @ American Composers Orchestra    also    here
Currier @ American Music Center
Currier @ Answers.com
Currier @ The Big City Blog
Currier @ Boosey & Hawkes
Currier @ Classical Archives
Currier @ Classical Composers Database
Currier @ ClassicsToday (via Google Advanced Search)
Currier @ composition:today
Currier @ Facebook
Currier @ Facebook (2)
Currier @ Carl Fischer
Currier @ Grawemeyer Awards
Currier @ IMDb (Internet Movie Database)
Currier @ InstantEncore
Currier @ Ithaca College Library
Currier @ LinkedIn
Currier @ Miller Theatre    also     here
Currier @ MusicWeb International
Currier @ MySpaceMusic
Currier @ Naxos
Currier @ New World Records
Currier @ The New York Times
Currier @ Playbill Arts
Currier @ WQXR
Currier @ Yaddo

Publisher
Currier @ Boosey & Hawkes
Currier @ Carl Fischer

Streaming Audio
Currier @ Composer's website
Currier @ American Composers Orchestra
Currier @ Classical Archives
Currier @ last.fm
Currier @ Library of Congress
Currier @ MySpaceMusic
Currier @ Rhapsody.com
Currier @ SoundCloud
Currier @ WQXR

Recordings
Currier @ Amazon.com
Currier @ ArkivMusic
Currier @ CD Universe
Currier @ ClassicsOnline
Currier @ Discogs
Currier @ DRAMOnline
Currier @ itunes    also    here

Video
Currier @ YouTube
Currier @ Google Video
Currier @ Vimeo (via Google Advanced Search)
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Currier on Currier: In Interview (VIDEO)








Currier on Currier: A Talk w/Sebastian Currier/Library of Congress (VIDEO)

Sebastisn Currier, composerComposers Speak on the Web at Pytheas
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