Events/News

 

  • 6-26-2015 11am
    Time Spans | Composer Talk
    Crested Butte Mountain Theatre, Crested Butte, CO

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  • 7-26-2015 10am
    Festival of Contemporary Music
    Stefan Asbury conducts the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra
    Ozawa Hall

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Past Events

  • 4-27-2014 4pm
    Look & Listen Festival, Brooklyn, NY
    Apart
    So Percussion

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  • 5-05-2014 7pm
    MusicNOW: COMPANIONS
    Harris Theater for Music and Dance, Chicago, IL
    Chicago premiere of Livre des Sauvages
    The Chicago Symphony New Music Ensemble

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  • 6-03-2014 7:30pm
    Subculture, NYC
    Threaded Madrigals, for solo viola
    A New York Philharmonic Commission as part of their Biennial:
    Young American Composers

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  • 9-26-2014
    Talea Ensemble
    Di Menna Center
    NYC, USA

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  • 10-02-2014 7:00pm
    Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley, CA
    World premiere of Sea Shaped, for orchestra
    A Berkeley Symphony commission for the opening of their new season
    conducted by Music Director, Joana Carneiro

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  • 10-22-2014
    musikFabrik
    Festspielhaus Hellerau
    Dresden, Germany

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  • 10-22-2014
    Talea Ensemble
    UCSD
    CA, USA

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  • 10-31-2014
    musikFabrik
    Philharmonie
    Essen, Germany

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  • 11-08-2014
    Novembermusic, Den Bosch, NL
    World premiere of Bird Forms on a Neutral Background, for recorder and pre-recorded recorders
    Susanna Borsch, recorder

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  • 11-16-2014
    musikFabrik
    WDR Funkhaus am Wallrafplatz
    Cologne, Germany

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  • Percussion group redefines traditional music parameters
    By Sarah Scully, The Dartmouth

    During So Percussion’s performance on Friday night, kitchen timers went off, wind-up toys marched across the stage and cell phone alarms went off in the audience at exactly 8:38 p.m. It was all coordinated as part of So Percussion’s music, which breaks down the traditional parameters of what defines music... Read more

  • Odd instruments are music to composers' ears
    By Rick Schultz, The Los Angeles Times

    The score for Oscar Bettison's chamber concerto "Livre des Sauvages" ("The Book of Savages") should come with an IKEA-like warning: Some Assembly Required. The half-hour work, which will be given its premiere Tuesday at Walt Disney Concert Hall as part of the Los Angeles Philharmonic's Green Umbrella new music series, employs a toy piano, hotel desk bells, melodicas (with foot pumps), tuned cowbells, tuning forks, conch shells and a "wrenchophone." The concert, to be conducted by Jeffrey Milarsky, also will feature works by Stockhausen and Cage... Read more

  • Oscar Bettison: World Premiere of Livre des Sauvages
    at Los Angeles Philharmonic (March 2012)

    John Adams Conducts Premiere At Green Umbrella Series, April 2012
    The newest work by Boosey & Hawkes Emerging Composer Oscar Bettison is set to be premiered by the Los Angeles Philharmonic in April. Livre des Sauvages for chamber orchestra will be presented as part of the orchestra’s Green Umbrella series, an acclaimed showcase for new contemporary music. The world premiere performance takes place April 10, 2012... Read more


  • ABC Classic FM - New Music Up Late
    Off The Record: Pete Harden

    Presented by Julian Day, Broadcast 10:30pm, Sat 24 Mar 2012
    Pete Harden of Ensemble Klang talks to Julian Day on ABC about all things Klang, including a broadcast of the whole of "O Death"
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  • Noteworthy in 2011: SONiC, Ensemble Klang and Oscar Bettison
    Posted by Christian Carey, sequenza21.com
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  • Score of the Day: Oscar Bettison's O Death for six players and electronics
    original link

  • Ensemble ACJW's June show at LPR, NYC featuring, amongst other things, my piece "Breaking and Entering (with Aggravated Assault)."
    Live from (Le) Poisson Rouge on June 12, 2011

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  • SONiC Snapshots: Oscar Bettison and Rebecca Stenn/Konrad Kaczmarek
    By Daniel J. Kushner
    Oscar Bettison: I wanted to set this big immovable object in the middle of the piece -- it ended up being the fourth movement... in the song "O Death" the idea of the character pleading with the figure of death not to take him away so soon,... Read more