WFMT: Music of Paul Moravec

January 27, 2013

Paul Moravec: Northern Lights Electric

Moravec: Montserrat (Cello Concerto) (22:28) BMOP/Sound

Matt Haimovitz, cello; Boston Modern Orchestra Project / Gil Rose

Moravec’s cello concerto pays tribute to Pablo Casals and the mountaintop monastery that became Continue reading

NPR: Musical Google Earth: Composer Paul Moravec’s Sense Of Place

January 22 2013

The mountainside Montserrat monastery, north of Barcelona, inspired Paul Moravec to write a cello concerto.

“Location, location, location” is the mantra of real estate, but for centuries geographical locales have also been a boon to the imagination of many a composer. Continue reading

Hyperstring Trilogy

Hyperstring Trilogy

Hyperstring Trilogy

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Composer Tod Machover’s ground-breaking Hyperstring Trilogy with Matt Haimovitz on hypercello, Kim Kashkashian on hyperviola, Ani Kavafian on hyperviolin, and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, conducted by Gil Rose.

“Hyperstrings” are instruments enhanced with technology, designed “to enable the performer’s normal playing technique and interpretive skills to shape and control computer extensions to the instrument, Continue reading