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Congratulations to the participants of the 2022 Workshop Watch the full performance here. Continue reading
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The 2022 Workshop will be having our performance of 5 world premieres on June 8th at 7:00pm at Cammilleri Hall at the University of Southern California. 3620 McClintock Ave Los Angeles, CA Admission is free! Continue reading
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We're excited to announce the performers and composers selected for the 2022 Black House New Music Workshop in Los Angeles! Workshop Ensemble Conductor- Adam Karelin, Los Angeles, CA Flute- Teresa Diaz de Cossio, Mexico/United States Oboe- Victoria Lee, Huntington Beach, CA Saxophone- Sarah Hetrick, Laredo, TX Trumpet- Kenken Gorder, Austin, TX Percussion- Milton Salazar, Ontario, CA Harp- Melissa Achten Klausner, Los Angeles, CA Piano- Andrew Anderson, Los Angeles, CA Violin- Patti Kilroy, Los Angeles, CA Violin- Xenia Deviatkina-Loh, Sydney, Australia Violin- Grace Lindsay, San Clemente, CA Viola- Emma Antonides, Los Angeles, CA Viola- Ash Mach, Woodbridge, VA Viola- Celka Ojakangas,... Continue reading
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Call for Musicians The Black House Collective will be hosting its 21th new music workshop in Los Angeles, California. This workshop will take place at the University of Southern California. The goal of the Black House Workshops is to create a supportive laboratory for musicians to connect and support each while creating new music. Participation in the workshop is completely free and there is no application fee. Participants are responsible for their own travel and lodging. Workshop Details Musicians may apply as performing or composing residents. All residents will meet for a three-day intensive on the UCSC campus June 6th-8th.... Continue reading
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BHC is happy to announce that violinist Lilit Hartunian is the winner of our first soloist competition. She plays the winning composition "Soliloquy for Solo Violin" by Andrew List. After a difficult year with few opportunities to gather together to make music, it was incredibly heartening to see the many wonderful new works for soloist written in 2021. Over 60 solo works were submitted and the selection was very competitive. Finalists Lilit Hartunian, Violin Andrew List, Composer Will Yager, Contrabass Douglas Osmun, Composer Andrew Anderson, Piano Erich Barganier, Composer Stephen Tian-You Ai, Toy Piano Kyle Miller, Composer Julia Lougheed, Bass... Continue reading
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THIS CALL IS NOW CLOSED Soloist: $500 prize Composition: $500 prize In the interest of promoting excellence in new music performance, BHC is proud to present the 2021 Soloist Competition. This award is for outstanding technical and artistic achievement in the performance and production of new instrumental solo works. Finalists will be featured on the BHC YouTube channel and the winning performer and composition will each be awarded the $500 prize and eternal glory. Jurors Lina Andonovska - Flute, Eighth Blackbird David Byrd-Marrow - Horn, International Contemporary Ensemble Vicky Chow - Piano, Bang on a Can All Stars Deadlines All... Continue reading
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This year has been one of incredible uncertainty for all of us in the arts. As we contemplate how to move forward in safe and creative ways, BHC has been considering how to leverage new technologies to better support and fund the arts. In the spirit of experimentation BHC has released our first batch of Non Fungible Art Tokens: the Woodblok NFTs! All proceeds from Woodblok sales goes to support BHC’s ongoing work of new music programming. The NFT/Blockchain world is certainly a complicated and confusing space. While the ultimate viability of NFTs is still yet to be decided, the... Continue reading
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Black House is very grateful that we were able to put on a workshop this year at Oh My Ears before the pandemic. Unfortunately, like most organizations, we've had to postpone our projects for the rest of the 2020. We look forward to finding creative ways to support the production of new music in 2021! Stay safe and stay positive. Continue reading
Congratulations to the participants of the 2020 Workshop at Oh My Ears. Watch the full performance here. Continue reading
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This Workshop has been postponed until 2021. We're excited to announce the composers and performers selected for the 2020 Black House SoCal New Music Workshop! Workshop Ensemble Conductor- Georgia Mills, Bethesda, MD Violin- Charlotte Munn-Wood, New York, NY Violin- Xenia Deviatkina-Loh, Sydney, NSW, AUS Violin- Patti Kilroy, Los Angeles, CA Violin- Ana Luisa Diaz de Cossio Sanchez, Ensenada, Mexico Viola- Celka Ojakangas, Los Angeles, CA Cello- Marza Wilks, Los Angeles, CA Clarinet- Lara Mitofsky Neuss, Wayne, NJ Recorders-Hunter Long, Costa Mesa, CA Flutes- Teresa Díaz de Cossio, Ensenada, Mexico Harp- Melissa Achten Klausner, Los Angeles, CA Electronicist- Alex Lough, Long... Continue reading
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We're excited to announce the composers and players selected for the Black House Workshop at Oh My Ears! Conductor Brandon Rolle - Los Angeles, CA Composers Tianyi Wang - Boston, MA, USA; China Blair Boyd - Chicago, IL Akshaya Avril Tucker - Ashfield, MA Elizabeth Bayer - Phoenix, AZ Hunter Long - Costa Mesa, CA Performers Bb/A Clarinet - Emily Mehigh-Bb/A Clarinet - Chicago, IL Bass Clarinet - Josh Bennett - Phoenix, AZ Soprano/Alto Sax - Sarah Hetrick - Austin, TX Trumpet - Kenken Gorder - Austin TX Recorders - Hunter Long - Costa Mesa, CA Violin - Meghan Ruel... Continue reading
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This call is now closed. Call for Musicians The Black House Collective will be hosting its 19th new music workshop in Irvine, California. This workshop will have an electroacoustic/intermedia focus that will take place in the Experimental Media Performance Lab at UC-Irvine. The goal of the Black House Workshops is to create a supportive laboratory for musicians to connect and support each while creating new music. Participation in the workshop is completely free and there is no application fee. Participants are responsible for their own travel and lodging. Workshop Details Musicians may apply as performing or composing residents. All residents... Continue reading
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Black House’s 18th new music workshop will be part of the 2020 Oh My Ears festival in Phoenix, Arizona. The goal of the Black House workshops is to create a supportive laboratory for musicians to connect and support each other while creating new music. Participation in the workshop is completely free. Lodging will be available but participants are responsible for their own travel. This workshop will give musicians attending the Oh My Ears New Music Festival an opportunity to work together premiering newly composed music in an informal and fun way. Workshop Details Musicians may apply as performing or composing... Continue reading
Congratulations to the participants of the 2019 SoCal Workshop. Watch the full performance here. Continue reading
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Join us on Sunday, March 31 at 6 p.m. for the Black House SoCal performance at UC Irvine. Continue reading
Congratulations to the participants of the workshop at OME, and thanks to OME for hosting us. Watch the full performance here. Continue reading
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We're happy to announce the participants in the 2019 Black House SoCal Intermedia Workshop in Irvine, CA! Workshop will be from March 28th to the 31st. Photo of Joanna Chen by Nicholas Stevens Composers Anna Meadors - Trenton, NJ Chris Schunk - Los Angeles, CA Hunter Long - Costa Mesa, CA Monte Weber - Brooklyn, NY Feona Lee Jones - Oakland, CA Celka Ojakangas - Los Angeles, CA Ivonne Paredes - Brooklyn, NY | Lima, Peru Players Viola- Zoe Hartenbaum - Philadelphia, PA Cello - Dustin Seo - Los Angeles. CA Bass - Rebecca Lawrence - Los Angeles, CA Clarinets... Continue reading
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Call for Musicians The Black House Collective will be hosting its 17th new music workshop in Irvine, California. This workshop will have an electroacoustic/intermedia focus that will take place in the Experimental Media Performance Lab at UC-Irvine. The goal of the Black House Workshops is to create a supportive laboratory for musicians to connect and support each while creating new music. Participation in the workshop is completely free and there is no application fee. Participants are responsible for their own travel and lodging. For this workshop we limiting applications to artists currently based in North America. Workshop Details Musicians may... Continue reading
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We're excited to announce the composers and players selected for the Black House Workshop at Oh My Ears! Composers Golnaz Shariatzadeh (Oakland, CA) Victor Baez (NYC) Ben Wylie (Vancouver, BC Elizabeth Sofin (Phoenix, AZ) Musicians Violin- Nicole Parks Violin- Kyra Davies Violin- Jeffrey Young Viola-Celka Ojakangas Viola- Lauren Nelson Bass- Laura Dykes Double bass- Will Yager Flute- Robin Meiksins Oboe- Wendy Grew Clarinet- Ford Fourqurean Saxophones-Russell Thorpe Recorders-Hunter Long Trumpet- Kenken Gordon Percussion-Elizabeth Soflin Percussion- Taylor Long Continue reading
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This call has closed. Thank you to all the applicants! Black House’s 16th new music workshop will be part of the 2019 Oh My Ears festival in Phoenix, Arizona. The goal of the Black House workshops is to create a supportive laboratory for musicians to connect and support each other while creating new music. Participation in the workshop is completely free and there is no application fee. Lodging will be available but participants are responsible for their own travel. This workshop will give musicians attending the Oh My Ears New Music Festival an opportunity to work together premiering newly composed... Continue reading
Thanks to all who made our first California workshop a success. Check out the complete playlist of performances. We're looking forward to our next workshop, which will be part of the OME Festival in Phoenix, AZ in January/February 2019. More details and information on how to apply coming soon! Continue reading
We are excited to announce the 2018 Black House Workshop residents. Workshop Ensemble Violin-Adrianne Pope-guest artist (LA) Viola-Linnea Powell-guest artist (LA) Viola-Zoe Jae (Baltimore, MD) Cello-Dustin Seo(LA) Double Bass-Julian Sandor(LA) Flutes-Daniel Lemer (Pasadena, CA) Oboe-Victoria Lee (Huntington Beach,CA) Recorders-Hunter Long (Costa Mesa, CA) Bassoon-Cody Putman (Castaic, CA) Percussion-Milton Salazar (Ontario, CA) Percussion-Bryan Wysocki (Atlanta, GA) Electric Guitar-Trevor Babb (New Haven, CT) Piano-Mark Micchelli (Irvine, CA) Composers Ruby Fulton (Moscow, ID) John Ivers (Berkeley, CA) Sean McFarland (Baltimore, MD) Mark Micchelli Kyle Rowan (El Cajon, CA) Bryan Wysocki Continue reading
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Call for Musicians The Black House Collective will be hosting its 15th new music workshop in Irvine, California. The goal of the Black House Workshops is to create a supportive laboratory for musicians to connect and support each while creating new music. Our guest artists will be Adrianne Pope and Linnea Powell of Aperture Duo, based in Los Angeles. Participation in the workshop is completely free and there is no application fee. Participants are responsible for their own travel and lodging. Workshop Details Musicians may apply as performing or composing residents. All residents will meet for a two-day intensive on... Continue reading
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We are excited to announce our first West Coast workshop. More information coming soon. Continue reading