Current Projects & Performances | CD Released

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Fall 2013, New work for the piano four hands duo ZOFO duet.

Fall 2013, New work for Volti vocal ensemble.

June 3 & 6, 2013, Performance of …maestoso…misterioso… for amplified violin and viola and assorted items by the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble.

April 14, 2013, New work for the Boston based new music ensemble Dinosaur Annex, at the MIT Museum in Cambridge, MA.

April 6, 2013, treatises for an unrecovered past for the Lydian String Quartet as part of the 2012 Lydian String Quartet Commission Prize, at Brandeis University in Boston, MA.

March 15, 2013, Premiere of hear no evil for string septet by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in Davis, CA.

March 4 – 5, 2013, Guest Composer at the University of Utah School of Music, in Salt Lake City, UT.

March 1, 2013, Performance of ONE for speaking pianist by Genevieve Lee at Smith College, Northampton, MA.

September 30 & October 1, 2012, Premiere of Artifacts for small ensemble and projected images, with artwork by Frances McCormack and texts by Susan Moon, to be premiered by the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, with additional premiere performances by Southwest Chamber Music, Firebird Ensemble and Sequitur.

September 14, 2012, Performance of F(o)UR for solo violin by ensemble mise-en at the Moving Sounds Festival.

May 9, 2012, Performance of Concertino for Violin and Small Ensemble, with violinist Shalini Vijayan and Southwest Chamber Music at The Colburn School, Los Angeles.

April 15, 2012, Premiere of four etudes for mixed ensemble; All Thumbs, as we do, A(u)nti Mazurka and sostenuti by the Scharoun Ensemble at the Kammermusiksaal of the Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany.

March 24, 2012, Performance of this bag is not a toy – a very short concerto for mixed ensemble without orchestra by eighth blackbird at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL. www.eighthblackbird.org

March 14, 2012, Performance of this bag is not a toy – a very short concerto for mixed ensemble without orchestra by eighth blackbird at the University of Richmond, VA. www.eighthblackbird.org

February 21, 2012, Performance of Four Remixes for Piano Trio by The Mohave Trio in Pomona, CA. www.mojavetrio.com

December 8, 2011, Premiere of this bag is not a toy – a very short concerto for mixed ensemble without orchestra composed for the ensemble eighth blackbird, in partnership with MakeMusic, Inc., as part of the final round of the American Composers Forum/Finale National Composition Contest. www.eighthblackbird.org

December 3, 2011, Performance of Four Remixes for Piano Trio by The University of Utah New Music Ensemble. www.music.utah.edu/ensembles

November 3, 2011, Performance of Four Remixes for Piano Trio by the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble at the Festival of New American Music. www.csus.edu/music/fenam

October 26, 2011, Performance of All Thumbs and as we do by Ensemble Mise-en at the cell theatre, 338 West 23rd Street, New York, NY. Ensemble Mise-en

October 22, 2011, Performance of Concertino for Violin and Small Ensemble with violinist Axel Strauss and conductor Nicole Paiment on the BluePrint Series at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. www.sfcm.edu/about/blueprint.aspx

June 26-July 9, 2011, Guest Composer/Performer at the California State University Summer Arts Composer/Performer Collaboration Workshop, taking place at California State University, Fresno. www.csusummerarts.org/courses2011

June 3, 2011, Performance of Concertino for Violin and Small Ensemble with violinist Axel Strauss, Four Remixes for Piano Trio with the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, and ONE for speaking pianist on texts of Paul Mann with pianist Genevieve Lee at Old First Concerts in San Francisco. www.oldfirstconcerts.org/performances

May 26, 2011, Performance of Concertino for Violin and Small Ensemble with violinist Axel Strauss and the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, and ONE for speaking pianist on texts of Paul Mann with pianist Genevieve Lee on the UC Davis Music Department Noontime Concert Series. music.ucdavis.edu

May 15, 2011, Premiere of Double-Franken-Trouble-Stein for Two Amplified Violas and Orchestra, for violists Ellen Ruth Rose and Kurt Rohde, conductor Christian Baldini and The University of California at Davis Symphony Orchestra. www.mondaviarts.org

CD of Kurt Rohde’s Music Released

Oculus CD Reviews

Produced by Mondovibe Records, the CD features the New Century Chamber Orchestra and the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble performing three works for strings; Oculus for String Orchestra, Three Fantasy Pieces for Viola, Cello and Double Bass, and Minerva’s Pools. To order a copy of this CD, please go to the New Century Chamber Orchestra website, to the web-page for this CD at www.CDBaby.com, or contact Kurt Rohde by emailing him directly. iTunes has the Oculus CD available for download.