This month New York-based composer collective Sleeping Giant takes up residence on Hammered!. From December 5 though December 30, composers Timothy Andres, Christopher Cerrone, Jacob Cooper, Ted Hearne, Robert Honstein and Andrew Norman offer a dynamic range of new works for keyboard. Highlights include Mondays hosted by Timothy Andres, spoken introductions from the composers, downloads of in-concert recordings and exciting, new performance videos.
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Monday, January 23, 2012
This week, Hammered! revisits Sleeping Giant's recent residency on Hammered! with Monday hosted by composer-pianist Timothy Andres and curation throughout the week from its other members.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
The third in a series of pieces having to do with Charles Ives and the tradition of musical Americana, At the River is an old-school piano “fantasy” on the American hymn "Shall we Gather at the River?."
Monday, December 26, 2011
Though my family is technically Jewish, I grew up singing Christmas carols. Monday's program celebrates the advent and the coming new year in a decidedly non-non-denominational spirit.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Every week as part of Sleeping Giant's December residency on Hammered!, Q2 Music offers an exclusive audio download of solo piano music written by members of the Brooklyn-based collective performed by its own composer-pianist Timothy Andres. This week: Jacob Cooper's Clifton Gates.
Monday, December 19, 2011
One of the defining moments of my musical life was being hired by a violinist to play John Adams's Road Movies—I was a college freshman, and hadn't heard Adams's music, nor any of the ur-minimalists Glass, Reich, Riley, or La Monte Young.
Friday, December 16, 2011
'Is it Auburn?' and 'Just please let me know and that's all I ask from you' are part of a larger set of works I'm calling Email Songs. The pieces in Email Songs take their cue from a collection of over 100 emails a friend of mine received in error. The emails had been sent to a man with the same name as my friend and contained a meticulous record of every communication this person had sent or received within a popular dating site.
Monday, December 12, 2011
Hammered! welcomes the New York-based composer collective Sleeping Giant for a month-long December residency. Composer-pianist Timothy Andres hosts and curates each Monday episode while the rest of the week is filled in with specially curated episodes by the five other Sleepy Gs: Christopher Cerrone, Jacob Cooper, Ted Hearne, Robert Honstein and Andrew Norman.
Friday, December 09, 2011
Every week as part of Sleeping Giant's December residency on Hammered!, Q2 Music offers an exclusive audio download of solo piano music written by members of the Brooklyn-based collective performed by its own composer-pianist Timothy Andres.
Monday, December 05, 2011
The New York composer collective Sleeping Giant's residency on Hammered! features Mondays hosted by composer-pianist Timothy Andres and curation throughout December from its other members.
Sunday, August 08, 2010
Named for the state park in Hamden, CT near Yale University frequented by a professor of theirs, Sleeping Giant is a collective of five young, Yale educated, up-and-coming composers, including Timothy Andres, Ted Hearne, Jacob Cooper, Christopher Cerrone and Robert Honstein.