Reynolds is an invited composer at the International Summer Course for New Music Darmstadt, 10 July – 14 August, 2016. Among other activities, he will perform one of his multimedia PASSAGE events in a customizedl "Darmstadt" version, and also present a Workshop/Performance event focused on the new collaboration between him and Irvine Arditti: Shifting/Drifting (for violin and computer musician).
FLiGHT, now under development, is a collaboration between Reynolds, JACK Quartet, Ross Karre – Visual Design, and Paul Hembree – Audio Design. Its first two sections, centering on the Imagining movement, were premiered at a joint Reynolds-JACK residency at James Madison University's 34th Contemporary Music Festival, then also at the National Gallery of Art, 8 March 2015. See trailer above by Ross Karre and OZY (an international online news magazine) feature "Provocateurs".
If you are interested in becoming an individual or institutional partner in the FLiGHT Project along with James Madison University, the National Gallery of Art, and The Phillips Collection, please contact JACK Quartet's Executive Director John Pickford Richards.
The National Gallery of Art concert presenting FLiGHT on 8 March 2015 was the first of a set of 10 events that comprised the 66th American Music Festival: Personal Visions, for which Reynolds was the guest curator. The Festival featured composers from Nancarrow, DeLio, Ung, Felder, and Thomas to Sorey, Dresser, Oliveros, Applebaum, and Zorn, as well as performers Claire Chase, JACK Quartet, Gabriela Díaz, Eric Huebner, Third Coast Percussion, and the Mark Dresser Trio. "A gallery's worth of new music, and it's all free" by Anne Midgette, THE WASHINGTON POST preview. Listen to the NGA Panel Discussion between Tyshawn Sorey and Mark Dresser, moderated by Roger Reynolds.
During the past few years, Reynolds has been examining the thinking of Edgard Varèse on the subject of musical space (actual and metaphoric). Reflecting intensive research at the Sacher Foundation, two extended papers have resulted. Part II ("The Visual Evidence") is forthcoming in Leonardo. Part I was published in Perspectives of New Music (Volume 51, Number 1, Winter 2013): “The Last Word Is Imagination: A Study of the Spatial Aspects of Varèse’s Work”. Part II will be in the print edition of Leonardo (with the expanded text with all illustrations online).
VIEW THE TRAILER (3’45”) for PASSAGE 9, an intermedia lecture event presented by Roger Reynolds, premiered on
13 March 2013.
Videography and Trailer by Kyle Johnson.
See NEWS for more information about the ongoing series of PASSAGE lectures.
View the trailer by Ross Karre for "george WASHINGTON" by Roger Reynolds, a symphonic vision.