We have launched as the first digital press/archive for music by women composers! Currently, through Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy, we received a grant from the Open Meadows Foundation to digitize public domain works from the Women’s Philharmonic Collection currently housed in the Fleisher Collection of the Free Library of Philadelphia. http://www.wophil.org Look for these pages this fall! Our composers are also busy...
Annea Lockwood's installation "A Sound Map of the Danube River" will be presented in galleries in Romania and Hungary during 2011. Her works "Duende," "Thirst," and "In Our Name" were performed multiple times during the spring of 2011 on her tour through Australia with Thomas Buckner and Theodore Mooke. http://www.annealockwood.com
Jane Rigler will be performing with the Either/Or Ensemble in June 2011 at the Kitchen and The Bowerbird in New York City. She will be creating an installation/performance piece at the Heller Center at University of Colorado, Colorado Springs in August. http:// www.janerigler.com/
Anna Rubin’s new piece commissioned by Madeleine Shapiro for amplified cello and fixed media will be premiered in July. Margaret Lucia will be performing Honeybee Works at the IAWM International Congress on Women and Music at Northern Arizona University in September. http://annarubinmusic.com/
Sofia Kamayianni recently completed a new work for the Lovely Echoes project, performed at The Arts Foundation in Athens, Greece. She worked with the mezzo soprano Efi Minakouli and the bass Tobias Schlierf in a concert bringing together medieval music with that of the 21st century. The program featured both medieval music performed on original instruments (rebec, portative organ, organistrum, lute, various wind instruments etc.) as well as the use of computer generated sound. http://www.spiza.gr/spizaENG/home.html
Linda Dusman recently premiered “Eclipse” for orchestra with the UMBC Symphony Orchestra, directed by E. Michael Richards. Her collaborative work with actress Wendy Salkind recording texts by Gertrude Stein is now available in recording and on-line, and her solo CD is available through I Resound Press. http://www.gertrudesteinaloud.com/ This fall, the Dahlia Duo will perform "An Unsubstantial Territory" at the IAWM Congress on Women in Music at Northern Arizona University, and the NAU Wind Ensemble will perform her "Solstice."
Ruth Lomon’s recording of her trumpet concerto “Odyssey” was released in December 2010 on the CD “Statements” issued by KLEOS Classics, performed by Charles Schlueter, former principal trumpet with the BSO, and the Berkshire Chamber Orchestra, Ronald Feldman, Conductor. Soon to be released is, “Ruth Lomon at 80”, a CD of the November 14, 2010 concert in her honor at the Brandeis Women Studies Research Center. http://www.rebeccaclarke.org/ruthlomon/index.html