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Bryce Dessner

Publisher: Chester Music

Murder Ballades (2013)
Publisher
Chester Music Ltd
Category
Large Ensemble (7 or more players)
Year Composed
2013
Duration
20 Minutes
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Programme Note
Bryce Dessner Murder Ballades (2013)
Commissioned by eighth blackbird and Lunapark and funded by The Doelen Concert Hall, Rotterdam, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam, and Muziekgebouw Frits Philips, Eindhoven, with the financial support of The Van Beinum Foundation, The Netherlands

Performances
Date
Title
  • 21 MAR 2014
    Music NOW
    Cincinnati, USA
    Eighth Blackbird
  • 06 FEB 2014
    The Kitchen, New York (extract)
    eigth blackbird

    Other Dates:
    7 February - The Kitchen, New York (extract)
  • 23 NOV 2013
    Still in Motion
    Baldwin Auditorium; Durham, NC
    Eighth Blackbird

    Other Dates:
    28 January 2014 - Jones Concert Hall; Waco, TX
    29 March 2014 - Royce Hall; Los Angeles, CA
    19 March 2014 - Camp Concert Hall; Richmond, VA
    31 January 2014 - Dimnent Chapel; Holland, MI
    1 April 2014 - University of Idaho Auditorium; Moscow, ID
    13 April 2014 - SUNY Purchase; Purchase, NY
    4 April 2014 - Music Recital Hall, Southern Oregon University; Ashland, OR
    29 April 2014 - Waetjen Auditorium; Cleveland, OH
  • 02 OCT 2013
    LA Dance Project
    Sadlers Wells, London
    LA Dance Project
    Choreography - Justin Peck

    Other Dates:
    3,4 October - Sadlers Wells, London
  • 17 SEP 2013
    LA Dance Project
    Maison de la Danse, Lyon, France
    LA Dance Project
    Choreography - Justin Peck

    Other Dates:
    18-21 September - Maison de la Danse, Lyon, France
  • 01 MAY 2013
    eighth blackbird with Dessner and Muhly
    Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, US
    Eighth Blackbird

    Other Dates:
    2 May - Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, US
  • 06 APR 2013
    Musiekgebouw Amsterdam, Netherlands
    eighth blackbird and Lunapark

    Other Dates:
    7 April - De Doelen, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 05 APR 2013
    Evanston, IL
    Eighth Blackbird

    Other Dates:
    6,7 April - Evanston, IL
  • 05 APR 2013
    Murder Ballades World Premiere
    O Shut Your Eyes Against the Wind Country Premiere
    Musiekgebouw Eindhoven, Netherlands
    eighth blackbird and Lunapark

Reviews
Murder Ballads from 'star of the New York City Ballet' Justin Peck accompanied by music from Bryce Dessner, composer and guitarist known for his work in rock band The National, is easy on the eye and ear, a mix of old and new. American folk tradition replicated in modern style- Agnes de Mille, Aaron Copland, wide-open Oklahoma prairie lands occupy my imagination.
Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide,10/4/2013
Bryce Dessner's fascinating score is based on American ballads about murder, and I saw choreography of buoyant energy, with gesture sweetly and skilfully set within movement, which sailed along with its music, lived in it, and engaged its cast in actions that sat happily, flatteringly on their bodies, and bothered not at all with a carrier-pigeon task as "messenger".
Clement Crisp, Financial Times,10/4/2013
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