Sleeping Giant Collective

Inside the Whale presents

Sleeping Giant Collective

Timothy Andres, Jacob Cooper, Christopher Cerrone, Ted Hearne, Robert Honstein, Andrew Norman

Wed, June 15, 2011

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$12.00

This event is 21 and over

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Sleeping Giant Collective
Sleeping Giant Collective
A collective of five emerging New York-based composers, Sleeping Giant is “rapidly gaining notice for their daring innovations, stylistic range and acute attention to instrumental nuance” (WQXR). Sleeping Giant presents music that prizes vitality over a rigid aesthetic. The composers’ works have appeared in clubs and concert halls throughout the US and Europe, with performances by ensembles ranging from the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Minnesota Orchestra to New York City Opera and the JACK Quartet.

Music by Sleeping Giant composers includes Timo Andres' intimate and introspective Are your fingers long enough?, Jacob Cooper's luscious, slow building Clifton Gates, Ted Hearne's and Philip White's explosive electro-acoustic collaboration R We Who R We, selections from Robert Honstein's glittering, percussive Email Songs, Andrew Norman's gripping and virtuosic Cecilia, and Christopher Cerrone's quietly ravishing How to Breathe Underwater.

PERFORMERS:

Timo Andres, Piano
Lisa Dowling, Bass
Domenica Fossati, Flute
Maggie Hasspacher, Bass + Voice
Ted Hearne, Voice
Robert Honstein, Voice
Karl Larson, Piano
Mariel Roberts, Cello
Tema Watstein, Violin
Philip White, Electronics
Owen Weaver, Percussion
Timothy Andres
Timothy Andres
TIMOTHY ANDRES (b. 1985, Palo Alto, CA) is a composer and pianist. He grew up in rural Connecticut and lives in Brooklyn, NY. His compositions meld a classical-music upbringing with diverse interests in the natural world, graphic arts, technology, cooking, and photography. He has been praised for his “acute ear” by the New York Times’s Anthony Tommasini and “stubborn nose” by the New Yorker’s Alex Ross.
Jacob Cooper
Jacob Cooper
JACOB COOPER (b. 1980, Hastings, NY) is a composer of diverse compositions that have earned him a Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Morton Gould Award from ASCAP, and a CAP Grant from the American Music Center. He has held residences at the Banff Centre for the Arts and twice at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, as a composer and most recently as a sound/video artist. He has also attended the Bang on a Can Summer Institute and the Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute.
Christopher Cerrone
Christopher Cerrone
CHRISTOPHER CERRONE (b. 1984, Huntington, NY) is a Brooklyn-based composer of orchestral, chamber, vocal, and electronic music. Recently praised as a "rising star" (The New Yorker) and "dangerously talented" (New Haven Advocate), Cerrone’s delicate, intricate works often evoke the many writers who have inspired him: Italo Calvino, Louise Glück, Kurt Vonnegut, Jorge Luis Borges.

His music has been heard across the US and Europe, most recently at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts and Carnegie Hall. His music has also been commissioned performed by New York City Opera, the New York Youth Symphony, the Orchestre National de Lorraine, violinist Hahn-Bin, the Virginia Arts Festival, the Yale Institute for Music Theatre, Loadbang, and the Yale Philharmonia, among others, and he is co-artistic director and composer-in-residence for the New York City-based ensemble Red Light New Music.
Ted Hearne
Ted Hearne
Ted Hearne is a composer, conductor and performer of new music. His work Katrina Ballads is the recipient of the 2009 Gaudeamus Prize in composition, and his piece Cordavi and Fig was recently praised by Allan Kozinn of the New York Times as "fresh and muscular." Ted's music has been performed by the Minnesota Orchestra, Calder Quartet, The Knights, Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, Transit Ensemble, and New York City Opera.
Robert Honstein
Robert Honstein
ROBERT HONSTEIN (b. 1980, Syracuse, NY) is a composer of orchestral, chamber, vocal and electronic music. Praised for his “roiling, insistent orchestral figuration” (New York Times) and "glittery, percussive pieces" (Toronto Globe and Mail) Robert is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts at the Yale School of Music where he has studied under Martin Bresnick, David Lang and Christopher Theofanidis.

Robert’s music has been performed throughout North America by the Albany Symphony Orchestra, the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, the New York Youth Symphony, the Yale Philharmonia, the Hunter Symphony, the Bard College Orchestra, the University of Texas at Austin New Music Ensemble, the Color Field Ensemble, the Young New Yorkers Chorus, the Fireworks Ensemble, the Tosca String Quartet, the Correction Line Ensemble, the Mana Quartet, and the Bell Cuore Saxophone Quartet.
Andrew Norman
Andrew Norman
ANDREW NORMAN (b. 1979) is a composer of chamber and orchestral music. A native Midwesterner raised in central California, Andrew studied the piano and viola before attending the University of Southern California and Yale. His teachers and mentors include Martha Ashleigh, Donald Crockett, Stephen Hartke, Stewart Gordon, Aaron Kernis, Ingram Marshall, and Martin Bresnick.
A lifelong enthusiast for all things architectural, Andrew writes music that is often inspired by forms he encounters in the visual world. His music draws on an eclectic mix of sounds and usually features some combination of bright colors, propulsive energy, a healthy dose of lyricism, and the fragmentation of musical ideas.