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The Cloud wins Cultural Grant from the Netherland-America Foundation!

Premiere by Mirage: Lindsay Kesselman, Nicholas Photinos and Yasuko Oura, 2014.


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Feb 21, 2014 Moby Dick by W4 & Contemporaneous on MATA Interval, NYC (tickets)
May 4, 2014 Danse Macabre by Berkeley Symphony, CA
May 25, 2014 Orchestra Con Brio in Paradiso, Amsterdam
Next in 2014 The Cloud. A Wiki Waltz by Lindsay Kesselman, Nicholas Photinos and Yasuko Oura

Earlier highlights

2014 02/02Danse Macabre by Berkeley Symphony, CA

2013 09/28 W4's 3rd End of Summer Festival
09/22 Lindsay Kesselman, Nicholas Photinos and Yasuko Oura play Fill the Present Day with Joy in D.C.
08/08 Vigil plays W&W in The Stone
05/11 Wild Rumpus premieres Euphoria, San Francisco. (winner 2011 Commissioning Project, read interview)
04/12 SYZYGY plays Fill the Present Day with Joy, Dallas, TX

2012 12/21 MMXII wins Andrew Gerlicher competition
12/21 MMXII on the last day of earth
12/08 Premiere by Jamie Jordan & David Friend, Ithaca, NY. 11/17 Platypus plays Fill the Present Day with Joy, Vienna
11/03 String Quartet Smack Down, Austin, TX
10/4-6 BODYART Dance company, New York
09/22 W4's 2nd End of Summer festival, Brooklyn
July Honorable mention RenegadeEnsemble
07/20 Aspen Contemporary Ensemble premieres Mainstream
07/15 Aspen Orchestra premieres MMXII for orchestra
06/17 Bang on a Can Marathon plays Bash (press release)
06/08 West 4th presents Cellophilia
06/05 Signal premieres MMXII at June in Buffalo
05/14 Vigil plays W&W on Music w/a View
05/04 NYUCME plays Bash!
04/22 All-Ruben concert in NYC
04/13 Premiere Four-Minute Symphony
03/22 Vigil in Hartford, CT
03/19 NYU Contemporary Ensemble in NYC
03/10 Center City Opera Theater in Philadelphia, PA
03/02 Cadillac Moon Ensemble in NYC
Jan The Aftermath in Hanover, Germany (video)

2011 Dec Wild Rumpus Commissioning Prize
11/13 Hartford Opera Theatre's New in November