We’re more than thrilled to announce that one of our favorite composers, Eve Beglarian, has just been commissioned by the Tribeca New Music Festival for a brand new 15-minute work entitled Pump Music. The piece will be composed for trombone quartet, violin, and “electronically transformed recordings of hand pumps that she has collected in campgrounds while traveling down the Mississippi River in 2009.” We’re particularly excited because the music will feature our own trombone quartet (who better?), the Guidonian Hand.
Eve Beglarian has been composing and publishing incredible music since the ‘90s and since then she’s seen her work performed and recorded by groups like the Bang On a Can All-Stars, the Los Angeles Master Chorale, The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and many more. Her 2009 kayak trip down the Mississippi River made headlines when she began it, including an in-depth feature in the New York Times. This summer, her music was performed at the Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary American Music.
For more info on the current commission, visit the Meet the Composer site.
Stay tuned for more news as this season gets ready to kick off next week, beginning with a Stephen Drury residency at the University of Idaho!