Helia announces next collaboration with Curium Piano Trio

I’m thrilled to announce that Helia Music Collective will be partnering with Curium Trio for our 2019 collaboration. The program "Color Through Music” will include three newly-commissioned piano trio works by Bay Area composers Emily Shisko, Emma Logan, and myself, alongside music by Jennifer Higdon and Germaine Tailleferre.

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Julie Barwick
West Fork New Music Festival 2018

I had a great time in West Virginia, where I recently attended the West Fork New Music Festival. Organized by composer and Fairmont State University Professor, Daniel Eichenbaum, West Fork New Music Festival featured performances by Great Noise Ensemble and Keith Jackson. My piece, Thirty-three Years, was selected to be performed by Great Noise Ensemble.

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From Stravinsky to Schoenberg

As part of my Composer-in-Residence with Elevate, I’ve just completed my second, and final work for them. My piece, Sinfonietta, was written for yet another challenging, but fun, instrumentation set by Elevate. This time I was writing for the same exact instrumentation as Schoenberg’s Chamber Symphony.

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On Revisiting Compositions from Student Days

I was quite surprised to learn that Elevate had chosen to program my solo cello piece, Media Luna, for their “Old Girls Club” concert, a concert that featured music all by women composers. Media Luna had been written nearly 13 years prior, and was a bit of a forgotten piece for me.

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Elevate Ensemble's 2017/18 Composer-in-Residence

I’m pleased to announce that I will be Composer-in-Residence with Elevate Ensemble for their 2017/18 season. I’ve long attended their concerts, and have admired their selection of repertoire: a blend of brand new works, many commissioned by Elevate, as well as unfamiliar pieces that should be classics.

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Julie Barwick