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Composers at Home: Matthew Greenbaum

Composer Matthew Greenbaum is Professor of Composition at Temple University and studied with Mario Davidovsky and Stefan Wolpe. He is one of Momenta’s earliest supporters and created a residency for Momenta at Temple University which was Momenta’s first public performance! Please enjoy his quick answers from home (if not his cooking) and check out this this interview with him from 2015. What is an early m
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New Music USA Grant for Alvin Singleton Recording

We are excited to share that our project, “Hallelujah Anyhow: The Premiere Recording of Alvin Singleton’s String Quartets” has been selected as one of New Music USA‘s latest Project Grants. Momenta has enjoyed a longterm collaboration and friendship with the eminent composer Alvin Singleton; most recently, he dedicated his fourth string quartet, “Hallelujah Anyhow” (2019), to us as
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Composers at Home: Claude Baker

Our latest installment of Composers at Home features Claude Baker. Claude is Professor of Composition at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, and after teaching remotely since March he will be retiring at the end of this year. His string quartet Années de pèlerinage: Italie (Years of Pilgrimage: Italy) was commissioned by the Barlow Foundation and premiered by Momenta in 2017. What is an
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A New Music Marathon, new performance videos, and a recipe from Stephanie

A New Music Marathon TOMORROW NIGHT, Contemporary and Baroque music videos, and Turkish Red Lentil Soup! Dear friends, How are you all holding up at home these days? The Momenta Quartet just posted the second of its “Composers at Home” interviews on the Momenta website with a lovely interview with our dear friend and long-time collaborator, Elizabeth Brown. Meanwhile, a number of you (including me!) had trouble acces
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Composers at Home: Elizabeth Brown

Momenta’s series of interviews continues with NY-based composer and performer Elizabeth Brown. In addition to composing, Brown performs on the flute, shakuhachi, and theremin. Her work Babel, for string quartet, soundscape, and video was premiered in 2019 and supported by New Music USA and the Sparkplug Foundation. What is an early musical experience that has stayed with you throughout your career? The very sma
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A Spanish Baroque broadcast THIS SATURDAY, interviews and recipes!

Spanish Baroque music, Chris Stark interview and recipes from Alex’s kitchen! Dear friends, Greetings from all of our living rooms to yours! Has it been two months already? I have lost track of time to such a degree that I am occasionally accidentally showing up late or missing Zoom meetings. My new diary is a piece of scrap paper, with days of the week on it and a list of Zoom appointments. One of the Zoom hig
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Composers at Home: Christopher Stark

Momenta is excited to share Composers at Home, a selection of interviews with some of our favorite colleagues. While musicians and audiences around the world are staying at home, we hope this will help bring us together and spread the joy of music until live performances can safely resume. Please enjoy the first interview! Composer Christopher Stark lives in St. Louis and is Assistant Professor of Composition at Wash
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Another broadcast TONIGHT and recipes and tips from Emilie!

Dear friends, Another week of quarantine has gone by – and for those of you who made my mother’s mac and cheese recipe, you should be just about ready to come out of your food coma! Meanwhile, I had not planned to write again so soon…However, we just heard that the Americas Society is posting an entire “Best of Momenta,” also known as “Recuerdos” broadcast TONIGHT (Thursday, April 3
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Concert Broadcast TONIGHT and a Recipe to Enjoy from Home

Dear friends, I hope you are all staying well, weathering the Covid 19 storm, and not climbing the walls too much during quarantine (as Finnegan is, in the photo above). The Momenta Quartet is all dispersed and “sheltering in place” in our respective locations. The kind of music we play does not lend itself that well to “Zoom” concerts, and perhaps there is enough of that activity in the airwaves these days anyway. B
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