Joel Sachs

Joel Sachs, co-director of Continuum, has conducted at major festivals throughout the world, has been music director for experimental operas, and performs extensively as a pianist. At Juilliard, where he's been on faculty since 1970, Sachs conducts the New Juilliard Ensemble, a chamber orchestra for new music, and directs the annual "Focus!" festival of new music.

He is also artistic director of Juilliard's concerts at the Museum of Modern Art's "Summergarden" festival. Other appearances include orchestra concerts in China, El Salvador, Germany, Mexico, Switzerland, and Ukraine, and residencies in Brazil. He can be heard on all Continuum CDs. He also recorded intercultural music of the Americas with Mexico City's La Camerata de las Americas, and Icelandic music with the Reykjavik chamber orchestra Caput. He received Columbia University's Alice M. Ditson Award to a conductor for service to American music. A Harvard graduate, he received the Ph. D. at Columbia.

His biography of Henry Cowell, "Henry Cowell: A Man Made of Music," was published in 2012 by Oxford University Press.

Joel Sachs appears in the following:

Henry Cowell: A Man Made of Music: Part 2

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

In this, the second part of Henry Cowell: A Man Made of Music, host Joel Sachs presents the under-appreciated radical side of Cowell's writing following his 1936-1940 stint in prison and the composer's ongoing passion and advocacy for non-Western musics.

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Henry Cowell: A Man Made of Music: Part 1

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

In this, the first part of Henry Cowell: A Man Made of Music, host Joel Sachs presents a radio primer exploring the life and music of American maverick composer Henry Cowell. This show begins with a discussion of Cowell's ultramodern, experimental forays into composition for piano and how he became Charles Ives's first publisher.

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Henry Cowell: A Man Made of Music

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Q2 Music presents the radio complement to author Joel Sachs's landmark Henry Cowell biography, Henry Cowell: A Man Made of Music. Hear about this pioneering American composer and advocate for non-Western music.

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