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Brian
Petuch

"Narratively limitless," "transcendent"

- American Composers Forum

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PORTRAITAND A
DREAM

An opera about the life, work,

and myth of Jackson Pollock   

Director Ashley Tata

Conductor David Bloom

Design Magnus Pind

Music, Libretto Brian Petuch

Presented by Contemporaneous as part of their "Day of Imagination," a day-long celebration of the group's 10th anniversary, this work is a novel take on the genre, incorporating never before released audio of recorded interviews provided by The Pollock-Krasner House, alongside poetry, and literary excerpts pertinent to Pollock's world.  

 

PORTRAIT AND A DREAM PREMIERE

CONTEMPORANEOUS

IRONDALE

85 SOUTH OXFORD St

BROOKLYN, NY 

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 18th 2021

8-11PM

 

PORTRAIT AND A DREAM PREVIEW EVENT

CONTEMPORANEOUS

ARTS CENTER at DUCK CREEK

127 SQUAW ROAD

SPRINGS, EAST HAMPTON, NY 

SATURDAY AUGUSt 7th 2021

5-7PM

 

ABOUT

Described as “narratively limitless... peaceful, violent, and transcendent.” (American Composers Forum), Brian Petuch's music inhabits extreme contrasts of reflection, celebration, and irreverence. His works have premiered at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, 911 Memorial at Liberty Park, EMPAC, Constellation, MASS MoCA, and Joyce Theatre, and featured by Albany Symphony, the New York Youth Symphony, andPlay, Bang on a Can, Exceptet, Echo Chamber, Contemporaneous, Latitude 49, and Bearthoven.

The Jerome Fund for New Music recently awarded Petuch a grant for his piece 24 Hours for Echo Chamber. He’s also been a finalist for the ASCAP Foundation’s Morton Gould Young Composer Awards, a guest composer for the Albany Symphony’s American Music Festival, and a composition fellow at the Bang on a Can Summer Festival at Mass MoCA. He earned an MM in Composition at Mannes School of Music where he studied with Mario Davidovsky.

 
 
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