EMPAC-Neil Rolnick Feb. 27 Concert has music for violin, piano and…..computer? [Berkshire on Stage]
Troy, NY: Neil Rolnick, professor of music at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will present a concert of music for violin, piano, and computer at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer. The concert, which is free and open to the public, features a selection of his most recent compositions from 2003 to the present.
Rolnick said the program showcases solo and duo works (plus computer) he has written in the past decade, a departure from the works for large ensembles that have made up the bulk of his recent work.
“In the last few years, most of my efforts have been on larger works: two violin concerti, and extended monodrama with a large ensemble and three singers, and a full evening dramatic project which I hope to premiere by 2015,” Rolnick said. “In the midst of those projects, I find that working with musicians who have played my solo and duet works continues to provide me with a vehicle for bringing my music to different audiences.