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CHAMBER MUSIC AMERICA GRANT


Pictures on Silence has been awarded a Chamber Music America Commissioning Grant in conjunction with composer Steve Antosca. The new work, entitled my end is my beginning features live and recorded electronics, and will be premiered at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. on September 29, 2013. This commission has been made possible by the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program, with generous funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund.

Pictures on Silence will be assisted in the performance by pianist Laurie Hudicek and percussionist Ross Karre.


NEW FILM TO ACCOMPANY MUSIC

Filmmaker Nick Ferrario has created a film to accompany Summer-Night Songs by composer Andrew Earle Simpson. Pictures on Silence recorded Summer-Night Songs on their debut album Voyage and is excited to perform the work in this new form!


PICTURES ON SILENCE COMMISSIONING PROJECT

Pictures on Silence, the harp and saxophone duo of Jacqueline Pollauf and Noah Getz, actively commission new works for harp and saxophone. This initiative allows them to bring new music to audiences, collaborate with composers, and expand the existing harp and saxophone repertoire. In the past three seasons, the duo has premiered more than 20 new works for harp and saxophone.

    Premieres for the 2012 - 2013 season included:
  • That's When Their Troubles Began an acoustic work for harp and saxophone by
    Eric Moe
  • Orpheus and the Secret Road a concert-length theatrical media piece by
    Andrew Earle Simpson
  • Insulin, an acoustic work for harp and saxophone, by Stephen Andrew Taylor
  • Utopia/Euterpe/Dystopia, a musical performance installation by David Smooke and
    Ken Ueno


event schedule 2013-2014

Sept29
Concert | National Gallery of Art
East Wing Auditorium | 7:15 pm
Washington D.C.

Pictures on Silence is assisted by pianist Laurie Hudicek and percussionist Ross Karre in a program involving electronic and video elements. The evening will feature the premiere of my end is my beginning by Steve Antosca, made possible through a Chamber Music American Commissioning Grant,* and the premiere of Cotxes by Fernando Benandon. Summer-Night Songs, written by Andrew Earle Simpson and recorded by Pictures on Silence on their debut CD, will also be performed in conjunction with an accompanying film by Nick Ferrario. The event, held in the East Wing Auditorium, will begin with pre-concert conversation at 6:30. The concert will start at 7:15.

*This commission has been made possible by the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program, with generous funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund.

Nov24
Concert | Master of Music Series
Sandy Spring Museum | 4 pm
Sandy Spring, MD

Pictures on Silence will perform a concert featuring a variety of works in the Dr. Bird room of the Sandy Spring Museum. A pre-concert talk will be held at 3:30 pm, followed by the concert at 4 pm.

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