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07

Oct
2019

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By Joel Friedman

“Home” was a hit!

On 07, Oct 2019 | In Front Page, News | By Joel Friedman

“Home” the evening-length puppetry theatre multimedia play I scored had a successful run at the Tank NYC in May. It was a real pleasure to work with an all-star creative team and cast on this moving and beautiful work. I can’t wait to see what happens next!

07

Oct
2019

In Front Page
News

By Joel Friedman

Taipei, Taiwan!

On 07, Oct 2019 | In Front Page, News | By Joel Friedman

A fantastic trip traveling all over Taiwan meeting artists, composers, teachers, and administrators, and seeing everything thing from the new ultra modern Weiwuying – National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts, to the Aboriginal Piwan tribes, to the National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei. Composer Dr. Ching-Wen Chao was kind enough to invite me to speak to her fantastic students in her formal analysis class about “Beatle Innovation: When Curiosity & Technology Met Songwriting.” The warmth, breath, and high level of art making here is beyond belief (not to mention… the food!).

07

Oct
2019

In Front Page
News

By Joel Friedman

Presentation at the Abbey Road Conference!

On 07, Oct 2019 | In Front Page, News | By Joel Friedman

I had a great time giving my paper/presentation George Harrison and Something- Sinatra’s “favorite Lennon & McCartney song” at the recent Abbey Road Conference at Eastman/Univeristy of Rochester (for the 50th Anniversary of the release of Abbey Road). It was a fantastic conference, with amazing participants and presentations, and how often do you get to hang out and chat with legend Ken Townsend, MBE – the inventor of ADT (Artificial Double Tracking), and the savior of Abbey Road Studios?

06

Jun
2019

In News

By Joel Friedman

I’m participating in Come Together: Fifty Years of Abbey Road conference at Eastman!

On 06, Jun 2019 | In News | By Joel Friedman

I’m happy to report that I will be joining the next international Beatles conference “Come Together: Fifty Years of Abbey Road” and presenting my  paper “George Harrison and Something – Sinatra’s ‘favorite Lennon & McCartney song’” at the Eastman School of Music in September. Nothing is Beatle proof! And, if George looks confused… all will be explained in my paper.

 

27

May
2019

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By Joel Friedman

Home is happening! Opening May 30th

On 27, May 2019 | In News | By Joel Friedman

The score I’ve written for “Home,” a new play by Evolve Puppets (Tanya Khordoc & Barry Weil) is done, and the show opens in New York at the Tank NYC on Thursday, May 30, 2019!

“Home” fuses puppetry, theatre and multimedia (including a lot of music!) into a visually thrilling and emotionally moving story of a woman’s connection to the universe: the Circle Of Life! It features an all-star creative team and cast.

“Home” will be performed at The Tank NYC from May 30-June 2, 2019.

SCHEDULE OF PERFORMANCES:
Thursday May 30 at 7:00 p.m.
Friday May 31 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday June 1 at 3:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Sunday June 2 at 3:00 p.m.

The Tank NYC is located at 312 West 36th Street, NYC between 8th and 9th Avenues, on the 1st floor. Tickets are $20 at 212-563-6269 or at www.brownpapertickets.com. For more information, visit www.evolvepuppets.com.

13

May
2019

In News

By Joel Friedman

Home is opening soon in New York!

On 13, May 2019 | In News | By Joel Friedman

I’m excited to be scoring this wonderful show, “Home,” which fuses puppetry, theatre, multimedia, and music into a visually thrilling and emotionally moving story. I’m also happy about this lovely write up in Broadway World. “Home” opens May 30th at The Tank on W. 36th.

SCHEDULE OF PERFORMANCES:
Thursday May 30 at 7:00 p.m.
Friday May 31 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday June 1 at 3:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Sunday June 2 at 3:00 p.m.

The Tank NYC is located at 312 West 36th Street, NYC between 8th and 9th Avenues, on the 1st floor. Tickets are $20 at 212-563-6269 or at www.brownpapertickets.com. For more information, visit www.evolvepuppets.com.

13

May
2019

In News

By Joel Friedman

Thrilled to moderate this important panel on climate change & sustainability

On 13, May 2019 | In News | By Joel Friedman

It was immensely gratifying to moderate a panel on climate change & sustainability during the New orchestra of Washington’s recent May 4, 2019 concert: Re(new)al featuring Sandbox Percussion. The panel consisted of Sarah Bedolfe (a marine scientist from Oceana USA), Peter Hillier (the sustainability liaison for Room&Board), Sofia Rojas (a senior at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bethesda, MD), Ian Rosenbaum (from Sandbox Quartet),  Rabbi Warren Stone (known nationally as “the Climate Rabbi”), and Alan Yu (the director of International Climate Policy at the Center for American Progress). The superb concert centered on Sandbox Percussion as soloists in Viet Cuong’s percussion concerto, “Re(new)al” ) commissioned by the Albany Symphony and General Electric (GE) Renewable Energy), as well as works by Max Richter, and Claude Debussy.

17

Apr
2019

In Front Page
News

By Joel Friedman

All Things Are Set Ablaze in Keene and New York City.

On 17, Apr 2019 | In Front Page, News | By Joel Friedman

Those three forces of nature, otherwise known as ModernMedieval – founder Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek, Martha Cluver, and Eliza Bagg – did two more superb performances of their Words of Love and Wisdom program, including my badass Hildegarde piece From: All Things Are Set Ablaze, as part of the Electric Earth Concerts, Keene, NH. and then at the spectacular Fuentidueña Chapel at The Met Cloisters. And Classical Voice North America loved the program too! Click here for the review. I don’t mind “While it was certainly raucous and exciting – the trio played a tambourine, a small mallet-hit hand drum, and a triangle as they sang – the piece was far from furious. In fact, it was so much fun that Horner-Kwiatek’s final triangle ting earned a chuckle from the audience.”

17

Apr
2019

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News

By Joel Friedman

Elastic Band @Shenendoah Conservatory

On 17, Apr 2019 | In Front Page, News | By Joel Friedman

I had a great time last week at Shenandoah Conservatory in beautiful Winchester, Virginia. A *very* full visit with friends conductor Tim Robblee and composer extraordinaire Jonathan Newman and the the faculty and students. I taught composition lessons, gave a masterclass, had rehearsal, and heard my Elastic Band (Octet version) performed at the über-hip Bright Box Theater in downtown Winchester. Thank you Jonathan and Tim!

30

Mar
2019

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By Joel Friedman

ModernMedieval returns with All Things Are Set Ablaze! Twice!

On 30, Mar 2019 | In News | By Joel Friedman

The stellar ModernMedieval Trio of Voices performs my badass piece All Things Are Set Ablaze, a setting of the words by that ultimate badass prophetic polymath Hildegarde von Bingen, twice in the coming week: April 7th on the Electric Earth Concerts Sunday April 7, 2019 (4:00 PM at Congregation Ahavas Achim, Keene, NH), and then on April 13that the Met Cloisters at 1 pm. My piece is part of their Words of Love and Wisdom program and also includes works by Hildegard, Caroline Shaw, Caleb Burnhans, Daniel Thomas Davis, and Jacqueline Horner-Kwaitek.