Title: Concerning Sunspots
Premiere Location: Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston, MA
Premiere Ensemble: Boston Modern Orchestra Project
Title: In The Works
Instrumentation: flute, clarinet, violin, cello, percussion, piano
Premiere Location: Miller Theatre at Columbia University, NY
Premiere Ensemble: Parnassus
Drawing from every corner of the soundworld, Eric Chasalow creates genre-defying music. As professor, and long time arts advocate, he works tirelessly to nurture developing composers to take part in a mutually supportive community with the greatest respect and ambition for the arts and for artists.
As Irving Fine Professor of Music at Brandeis University he directs the Brandeis Electro-Acoustic Music Studio (BEAMS). Part of the last generation of composers to work at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center, Chasalow has received awards from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the Koussevitzky Music Foundation, an Aaron Copland Award, two awards from the Fromm Foundation at Harvard, and two awards from the American Academy of Arts & Letters. In 1996, together with Barbara Cassidy, he began curating the Video Archive of Electroacoustic Music, an oral history collection. Eric’s music has been commissioned and performed by numerous soloists and ensembles in the US and abroad including Talea Ensemble (New York), Ensemble Phoenix (Basel), California EAR Unit (Los Angeles), Boston Modern Orchestra Project, MusicaTrieze (Marseille), the Network For New Music (Philadelphia), Boston Musica Viva, Collage (Boston), The Portland Chamber Music Festival (Maine), and New York New Music Ensemble. The Eric Chasalow collection in the Library of Congress was established in 2009. He is a proud alumnus of Bates College, studied at New England Conservatory of Music, and earned the DMA from Columbia University, studying primarily with Mario Davidovsky.