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Underscore: Carolina Eyck

On this episode we talk with Carolina Eyck, one of the world’s foremost thereminist, about growing up with classical music and how she knew the Theremin would be her thing.

Eyck releases her third LP for Butterscotch Records, Elegies for Theremin & Voice, on September 27, 2019. Elegies is released in the centennial year of the invention of the theremin – an instrument played without physical contact – and was created over the course of two years at producer Allen Farmelo’s studio in upstate New York.

Ten pieces form a haunting work reflecting sadness and loss, anger and depression. Eyck shares with Sonosphere the process of composing the record. She reminds us it’s okay to feel it all, necessary even, to properly remember and love those we miss.

In connection with the new album, Eyck will tour the U.S. from September 29 through November 9, 2019 and perform with the Albany Symphony and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project. U.S. tour dates below.

Elegies for Theremin & Voice – Release concerts

Sept 29 – Concord, NH – Capitol Center for the Arts

Oct 16 – Chicago, IL – Constellation

Oct 20 – Los Angeles, CA – Civic Center Studios presented by Equal Sound

Oct 25 – Brooklyn, NY – National Sawdust

Nov 1 – Brattleboro, VT – Epsilon Spires Sanctuary

Nov 6 – Syracuse, NY – Syracuse University

 

Orchestral Performances – Dalit Warshaw’s Theremin Concerto Sirens

Oct 4 – Boston, MA with Boston Modern Orchestra Project

Nov 9 – Albany, NY with Albany Symphony

 

Workshops and Lessons

Oct 19 – Los Angeles, CA – Workshop

Oct 27 – New York, NY – Workshop

Find opportunities for lessons alongside Carolina’s tour cities here.

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Underscore: Composer Alex Weston

Welcome to Sonosphere’s Underscore series where we highlight composers, artists, creators, and more. This episode we highlight Alex Weston,  a New York-based composer. 

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After graduating from Carnegie Mellon University with a composition degree, he then moved to New York. We’ll discuss his time working as music assistant to composer Philip Glass, helping Glass with various film and concert pieces, while also pursuing his own writing. Weston’s music showcases his wide-ranging influences, combining classical structures along with more modern harmonic language, and electronics.

Weston’s music has also been featured on “The Affair” (Showtime), the Ken Burns-produced documentary “The Emperor of All Maladies” (PBS), and various projects for NBC, Netflix and others. His film scores have premiered at festivals around the world including Sundance, and Slamdance.

He’s had concert works commissioned by the Lyrica Chamber Music Ensemble, the Utah Wind Symphony, MADArt Creative, Ballet in the City, and more, including a recent performance at the John F. Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts.

farewell artThis month he released his score for the Lulu Wang film The Farewell. On this episode we talk with him about his process for The Farewell and his approach to music in film versus his approach to commissioned works for live dance and others. Enjoy this month’s Underscore.