CONDUCTOR AND COMPOSER
The Breath of Music
The Sonic Shadows of Lachenmann
[A version of this essay first appeared in NewMusicBox.com when Kennedy served as President of the American Music Center.]
In my formative years, I became deeply concerned about and involved in environmental issues, and thought that my life’s work would be in the enviro...
[Originally appeared as a program note for Spoleto Festival USA's 2016 U.S. Premiere production of Helmut Lachenmann's opera "Das Mädchen mit den Schwefelhölzern".]
You are about to enter a soundworld that immerses you in a story. It is a sonic atmospher...
Originally appeared as program notes for a program at Spoleto Festival USA, June 3, 2014, featuring:
Louis Andriessen - The Nine Symphonies of Beethoven (U.S. Premiere)
Michael Gordon - Rewriting Beethoven's Seventh Symphony (U.S. Premiere)
Beethoven - Symphony No. 7