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  • 4-29-2017 8pm
    Ensemble Klang
    Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, Baltimore, MD
    Presence of Absence [World Premiere, Revised Version]

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  • 4-29-2017 7:30pm
    New World Symphony
    Dean Whiteside, conductor
    Miami Beach, FL
    Lights in Ashes [World Premiere]

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  • Oscar Bettison Named 2017 Guggenheim Fellow (April 2017)
    On April 7, 2017, The Guggenheim Foundation named composer Oscar Bettison as among the 173 scholars, artists, and scientists selected to be 2017 Guggenheim Fellows. Read more

  • World Premiere of Bettison’s Lights in Ashes with New World Symphony
    On April 29, the New World Symphony gives the world premiere of Oscar Bettison’s Lights in Ashes. The work is an orchestration of the last movement of Bettison’s "requiem masque," O Death, from 2005–2007. Read more

  • Peabody composer Oscar Bettison wins prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship
    By Hub staff report, Hub - Johns Hopkins University

    Peabody composer Oscar Bettison has been named a 2017 Guggenheim Fellow. He was one of 173 fellows selected from an applicant pool of almost 3,000.
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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
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  • 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