Join us Monday, July 15th at the Castle for presentations by current Civitella Ranieri Fellows and composers, Myra Melford and Sky Macklay.
Myra Melford, Fellow, (Music, USA)
Myra Melford is an award-winning pianist, composer, bandleader and professor based in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Other Side of Air, the most recent release by her quintet Snowy Egret, was named one of the best jazz recordings of 2018 by The New York Times, and was one of NPR’s 50 Best Albums in 2018. She recently collaborated with the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, premiering a commissioned work, Homogenous Infiltration, that allowed her to showcase her deep and enduring passion for improvisation and new music.
Sky Macklay, Fellow, (Music, USA)
The music of Chicago-based composer and oboist Sky Macklay is conceptual yet expressive, exploring extreme contrasts, audible processes, humor, and the physicality of sound. She has been commissioned by Chamber Music America, the Fromm Foundation, and the Barlow Endowment. Her recent projects include an opera set in a uterus and two installations of harmonica-playing inflatable sculptures. Sky completed her D.M.A. at Columbia University and is Assistant Professor at Valparaiso University. Her music is published by C. F. Peters.
Welcome Cocktail at 6:00 PM
Presentations at 6:15 PM