p r i s mDecca GOLD
Composer and sound artist Ellen Reid announces the release of her Pulitzer Prize-winning work, p r i s m, out on August 23 via Decca Gold. With a libretto by Roxie Perkins, the unflinching, genre-defying opera takes on the topic of sexual assault and recovery and was commissioned and produced by Beth Morrison Projects in association with Trinity Church Wall Street.
p r i s m premiered in November 2018 to universal acclaim in sold-out runs on both the east and west coasts, as a part of New York's Prototype Festival and the LA Opera's Off Grand series. Tackling subject matter that is currently front and center across news media, Reid's work uses haunting vocals and sonically daring instrumentation to bring to light the psychological struggles of sexual and emotional abuse.
NYC's Central Park Is alive with music thanks to Ellen Reid's soundwalk app / NPR
Masked pedestrians enjoy Central Park earlier this year. The New York destination now has a site-specific soundtrack courtesy of composer Ellen Reid's Soundwalk app. Even this spring, when New York City was at the center of the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S, the city's public parks never closed. Instead, they became a place where people went for a socially distanced refuge, often escaping i...
Filmmaker Carole Ann Wright releases profile of Ellen Reid as part of the New York Philharmonic's Project 19 / BroadwayWorld
Filmmaker Carole Ann Wright's profile of Ellen Reid - the third composer whose work the Orchestra is premiering as part of Project 19, the New York Philharmonic's celebration of the centennial of the 19th Amendment through 19 commissions by women composers Reid talks about the physicality of her writing process and the images - a golden arrow and momentum - she had in mind for her Philh...
Ellen Reid - 'p r i s m' makes 'npr:10 classical albums to usher in the next decade'
https://www.npr.org/2019/12/11/778227044/10-classical-albums-to-usher-in-the-next-decade Traditions worth saving still need need practitioners and advocates who are willing to propel them forward. Classical music boasts a long, rich history - about 1000 years - of transformation, adaptation, tumult and triumph. From radical, boundary-bashing composers to brave and bold interpreters, the music has rem...