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Featured composer Neil B. Rolnick
Since he moved to New York City in 2002, Neil Rolnick's music has been receiving increasingly
wide recognition and numerous performances both in the US and abroad. A pioneer in the use of
computers in performance, beginning in the late 1970s, Rolnick has often included unexpected and unusual combinations of materials and media in his music. He has performed around the world, and his music appears on 15 CD's.
Though much of Rolnick's work has been in areas which connect music and technology, and is therefore considered in the realm of "experimental" music, his music has always been highly melodic and accessible. Whether working with electronic sounds, improvisation, or multimedia, his music has been characterized by critics as "sophisticated," "hummable and engaging," and as having "good senses of showmanship and humor."
Rolnick teaches at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, where he was founding director of the iEAR Studios.
Neil wrote Ambos mundos for the Quintet in 2004. We are happy to be performing it again this season at Symphony Space Feb 4 and on the Queens New Music Festival on May 12!
See more about Neil at http://www.neilrolnick.com or http://www.youtube.com/neilrolnick
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