8PM: Angélica Negrón
Puerto Rican-born composer and multi-instrumentalist Angélica Negrón writes music for accordions, robotic instruments, toys and electronics as well as chamber ensembles and orchestras. Her music has been described as “wistfully idiosyncratic and contemplative” (WQXR/Q2) and “mesmerizing and affecting” (Feast of Music) while The New York Times noted her “capacity to surprise” and her “quirky approach to scoring”. Her music has been performed at the Bang on a Can Marathon, the Ecstatic Music Festival and the 2016 New York Philharmonic Biennial and she has collaborated with artists like Sō Percussion, loadbang, American Composers Orchestra and Face the Music, among others. Angélica is currently a doctoral candidate at The Graduate Center (CUNY), where she studies composition with Tania León. She's a teaching artist for New York Philharmonic's Very Young Composers Program and Lincoln Center Education working with learners of all ages on creative composition projects. Angélica was the 2014-2015 Van Lier Fellow at American Composers Orchestra and was recently selected as one of the recipients for NYFA’s 2016 Artists' Fellowship Program.
On Gods and other Things is a debut album by Maris, the solo project of Belgian singer Mariske Broeckmeyer, currently based in New York after spending half a year in Iceland, where this album was created.
With a head that tends to forrest itself with questions and wonder derived from observations on this world, Maris aims to create tiny universes. Detailed soundscapes and intimate vocals introduce a whisper-shout of little question songs, guided by a rille, that ́s only there by accident. Or is it not?