TITLE: A Talk with Sebastian Currier
SPEAKER: Sebastian Currier
EVENT DATE: 05/06/2011
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 34 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
Composer Sebastian Currier talks about his new work ("Xenakis Remix," performed later that evening) and his career.
Speaker Biography: Sebastian Currier is the 2007 recipient of the prestigious Grawemeyer Award. Heralded as "music with a distinctive voice" by the New York Times and as "lyrical, colorful, firmly rooted in tradition, but absolutely new" by the Washington Post, his music has been performed at major venues worldwide by acclaimed artists and orchestras. His chamber music was presented by the Berlin Philharmonic in 2007 and 2008, which including 3 world premieres. This December he returned to Berlin again for the premiere of his harp concerto Traces, which was commissioned by the Berlin Philharmonic and performed by harpist Marie-Pierre Langlamet under the baton of Donald Runnicles. Traces will receive its US premiere in July 2010 at the Grand Tetons Music Festival, again conducted by Maestro Runnicles.