Kurt Rohde receives Radcliffe and Meet the Composer commissions
Composer Kurt Rohde recently received a fellowship from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study (2012–13) to work on two new chamber opera projects: an opera with poet Paul Mann, and an opera with writer Dana Spiotta and artist David Humphrey.
Rohde’s also received a Meet the Composer/Commissioning Music USA Award to compose a new work—for Eighth Blackbird,, , Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, and —to be premiered in fall of 2012 and winter of 2013. He will work with with writer Sue Moon and artist Frances McCormack to create a work for narrator, projected images, and small ensemble.
Rohde’s new work for the ensemble Eighth Blackbird, This Bag is Not a Toy—A Very Short Concerto for Small Ensemble Without Orchestra, was premiered in Chicago by eighth blackbird in December, 2011, and will receive additional performances throughout spring of 2012.