Reviews, mentions, and interviews
Photo courtesy of University of Oregon, Eugene 2023
Leading Contemporary Classical Musicians To Perform In 2023 Unfiltered Music Festival At FOTOGRAFISKA NEW YORK
Published April 210, 2023
by A. A Cristi
The ensemble will share music by some of the most exciting voices in contemporary music including Viet Cuong, Valerie Coleman, Julius Eastman, and Andy Akiho.
Yale News: Office Hours with...Maiani da Silva
Published March 23, 2023
by Susan Gonzalez
Violinist Maiani da Silva describes the “artistic agency” she feels performing new music, and a new project that is addressing the climate crisis.
The Violin Channel
Published March 15, 2023
Blackbird Creative Lab Announces 2023 Cohort
The New Yorker
Notable Performances and Recordings 2020
Productions by the Los Angeles-based opera visionary Yuval Sharon have appeared on my end-of-year lists in five out of the past six years, and with good reason: no one in the field has been as consistently creative or daring. The first of two astounding Sharon projects in 2020 was “Sweet Land,” an outdoor opera that meditated on the plundering of Native American lands by colonizers. The score was a joint effort by the composers Du Yun and Raven Chacon
Classical 91.5 WXXI-FM
Published January 26, 2023 at 12:23 PM EST
Eighth Blackbird join Kinds of Kings for the debut of a new work, SymphonyCast, Feb 17 @ 8pm
Eighth Blackbird; Kinds of Kings; Cincinnati Symphony; Louis Langree, conductor.
Livro: O Anel de Giges – uma fantasia ética , Palestrante: Eduardo Giannetti
Meu arranjo de Quando O Carnaval Chegar (Chico Buarque), mencionado durante a palestra de Eduardo Giannetti no Instituto de Engenharia. Agradeço ao Instituto por incluir o meu trabalho!
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"Through music and acting, 8BB explored the daring, whimsical, complicated, and cyclical facets of Lang's interpretation of Stein. Watching each member of 8BB balance the music and text while maintaining the spirit of intent behind their actions was nothing short of spellbinding." –Josh Bottoms
Review: Cincinnati Business Courier
"The musicians of Eighth Blackbird were mesmerizing to watch and utterly committed to the music. They played with exuberance – especially Duvall on drums. Langrée and the orchestra collaborated with buoyant, sensitive playing. One can hope that “Nine Mothers” will have many more performances. The audience approved with a standing ovation." –Janelle Gelfand
"These three pieces work wonderfully together to deliver a memorable and engaging album. The interplay between piano, cello and violin is wonderfully constructed and expertly executed." –Darren Rea
Interview: KUAF NPR
Maiani da Silva, Ashley Bathgate, Viet Cuong, and UArk'sChris Knighten
Eighth Blackbird (Maiani da Silva & Ashley Bathgate), Composer Viet Cuong Team with University of Arkansas Students.
"Vollrath’s sure-handed scoring for violin, cello and piano creates effects almost orchestral in nature, ably performed by the Summa Trio, Los Angeles-based contemporary music specialists." -Michael Schulman
"If your New Year’s resolution involves stretching your ears to accommodate fresh sounds by innovative contemporary composers, both established and emerging, this invigorating double bill is just the ticket. The violin duo the Furies and the saxophone quartet ~Nois take on works by Eve Beglarian, Olga Neuwirth, Emma O’Halloran, Jennifer Walshe, Cassie Wieland, and others." –Steve Smith
"Their all-female composer program at Scholes transcended any notion of re-balancing the scales: a daring, cutting, and vulnerable performance probed deep questions about human nature, both directly and abstractly." –Aaron Wolff