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Oct
2017

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By joel

World Premiere of Elastic Band, for Septet by Inscape!

On 01, Oct 2017 | In Front Page, News | By joel

The fantastic Inscape Chamber Orchestra asked for a new version of my popular piece Elastic Band – this time I’ve scored it for clarinet, string quintet, and percussion (it is all about the bass…). They will be performing the piece twice this October! The premiere is October 7, 2017 . 4PM at the Christ Church here in Georgetown, and features me and Mozart, a lovely combination. And it’s FREE! For information click HERE. The second performance is on October 22, 2017 . 5PM and features works by Golijov, me, and Hindemith, and is at the Episcopal Church Of the Redeemer in Bethesda, MD. It too is free! For information click HERE. And I’d be remiss not to mention the upcoming release of Elastic Band, for Chamber Orchestra, on the New Orchestra of Washington’s latest CD Bepoke on Acis. The CD also includes works by Elena Ruehr and Julian Wachner. Coming October 25, 2017!

01

Oct
2017

In News

By joel

Montalvo Residency – Fall 2017!

On 01, Oct 2017 | In News | By joel

I’ve recently returned from spending time out at the Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, CA as a Lucas Arts Fellow. While out there I worked on a new commission from ModernMedieval Trio of Voices based upon the writings of Hildegard of Bingen. The World Premiere of this new vocal piece will be on May 9, 2017 on the Shenson Chamber Music Concerts at the National Museum of Women in the Arts here in Washington D.C. on a program titled The Living Word. It will also  and then on the following night, May 10th, at the Virginia Arts Festival. The program includes works by Hildegard, Caroline Shaw, Caleb Burhans, Joel Phillip Friedman, Daniel Thomas Davis, and Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek.

09

Aug
2017

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By joel

Violinist.com picks up on my Johansen commission!

On 09, Aug 2017 | In News | By joel

 

I’m happy to announce that Violinist.com has just announced this spring’s 2018 Johansen International Competition for Young String Players and my commissioned work “Johansen!” The competition will take place March 14–17, 2018, in Washington, D.C. with judges violinist Chee-Yun, violist Timothy Deighton, and cellist Peter Stumpf.

http://www.violinist.com/blog/laurie/20178/21316/

02

Aug
2017

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By joel

A revision of “Arias with Dance Glitch” for Soliloquy in time for October performance!

On 02, Aug 2017 | In News | By joel

I’m happy to announce a revision to my theatrical chamber duo Arias with Dance Glitch that was commissioned by the Irving M. Klein International String Competition for the duo Soliloquy – Klein Laureates Ariel Horowitz, violin & Lauren Siess, viola. Soliloquy premiered and toured with Arias throughout the summer of 2016 (CA-OR-DC-NY) and will return to the Capital region this October 22, 2017 performed in the revised version on the Loeffler Family Alumni Concert Series at Levine School of Music. Come see Ariel and Lauren play, sing, and dance!

01

Aug
2017

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News

By joel

New septet edition of Elastic Band for Inscape Chamber Orchestra: It’s all about that (added) bass!

On 01, Aug 2017 | In Front Page, News | By joel

The following important announcement is directed to all clarinetists, or string quintets, or string quartets who often play with added bassists, or percussionists, or new music ensembles, or conductors, or basically anyone in the wide music community:

I am excited to announce that at the request of Inscape Chamber Orchestra I have unleashed upon the world… a brand NEW edition of Elastic Band scored for SEPTET: clarinet, string quintet, and percussion! Originally a sextet (clarinet, string quartet, and percussion), this new edition completes the Elastic Band Family: sextet, septet, and chamber orchestra (which in addition to the featured clarinet, has a larger, more colorful string compliment, and a second percussionist for über-cool color and groove). Inscape will be performing this new version Fall 2017, details to be announced soon! You can peruse the septet score HERE and the chamber orchestra version HERE. So, you ask: why septet? Because, it’s all about that (added) bass!

 

01

Aug
2017

In News

By joel

Joel’s Midsummer Night’s Update!

On 01, Aug 2017 | In News | By joel

I don’t usually do mid-summer newsletters, but this warrants one!

I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be writing the score for a new puppet theater work, entitled Home.  The clever and talented Jim Henson Foundation awardees at Evolve Puppets, Tanya Khordoc and Barry Weil, are the creators of Home and have launched a fundraising campaign at Fractured Atlas, which is serving as the fiscal host for the project. Home is a lovely, funny, and heartfelt show featuring live performers, beautiful hand-made porcelain dolls, Shadow puppetry, bunraku-inspired rod puppetry, object manipulation, and mask theatre for sophisticated audiences. Speaking of home, the project represents a homecoming of sorts, for me: it’s New York-based, it’s a return to theater music for me, and Tanya… was our daughter’s amazing kindergarten teacher! So check out their fundraising page (click HERE) and help them bring this terrific project to fruition. Do it for them, do it for the art, do it for me. We’ve got 90 days to raise the money. Every tax-deductible contribution will help!  Please pass this one to anyone you know who might be interested.

Meanwhile I have a few other exciting things up my sleeve, but they’ll wait for my regularly scheduled Fall Newsletter!

http://mailchi.mp/362ecf64e087/news-from-joel-phillip-friedman?e=[UNIQID]

10

May
2017

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By joel

Some good news: my Spring 2017 newsletter! 3 commissions, and more!

On 10, May 2017 | In Front Page, News | By joel

I’m happy to share some exciting spring news: my Spring 2017 newsletter! CLICK HERE! Commissions, performances, articles, and more! Enjoy.

10

May
2017

In News

By joel

My latest “thought piece” on ARTS IN THE TIME OF TRUMP now on the NewMusicBox!

On 10, May 2017 | In News | By joel

I’m pleased to share my article about life here in D.C. since Nov. 8 written as part of NewMusicBox’s Speak Now series entitled ARTS IN THE TIME OF TRUMP. Enjoy! https://goo.gl/PdtUYw

 

23

Jan
2017

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By joel

World Premiere of “Continuance” by Joel Phillip Friedman Feb. 4 & 11 in NYC!

On 23, Jan 2017 | In News | By joel

ModernMedieval’s Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek, formerly of the acclaimed vocal quartet Anonymous 4, and Elizabeth Weinfield, Artistic Director of the period ensemble Sonnambula, come together to offer a program, Sanctum et Saeculare, that combines medieval chant and song with music by 20th and 21st century composers using medieval texts as inspiration. The program includes three newly commissioned works by composers: Joel Phillip Friedman, Andrew Lovett, and Daniel Thomas Davis.

TWO PERFORMANCES:

February 4th, 2017 – Spectrum NYC, 121 Ludlow St, 2nd Floor,  at 9pm.

February 11th, 2017 – New York Public Library, Bruno Walter Auditorium at 2.30pm.

02

Dec
2016

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By joel

Back at Stanford for another weekend of “Beatles Intensives!”

On 02, Dec 2016 | In News | By joel

For the second year in a row I am back on December 3rd & 4th for a sold-out weekend of teaching my popular “Revolution: The Songwriting of The Beatles” class for Stanford’s Continuing Studies Program. Pivoting off the full course I used to teach there, this is an all day class focusing on the evolution of Lennon, McCartney, and Harrison as composer/lyricists. Nothing is Beatle proof, and a splendid time is guaranteed for all!