Tuesday, April 15, 2008 5:55 PM

ROGER BLANC will present a lecture next week, "Music Preparation: Life in the Trenches" under the auspices of the Manhattan Producers  
Alliance. In this three hour discussion, Roger will discuss his experiences handling music preparation for major motion pictures, A-
list recording artists, late-night television shows and jingles. Specific topics will include advice relating to workflow tracking,  
client communications, and analysis of recorded music for purposes of notational presentation (along with the occasional war story).

Time: Tuesday, April 22nd, 6:30-9:30pm
Location: Manhattan Producers Alliance
Space is still available!

Registration closes on 04/21/2008.

The Manhattan Producers Alliance is located at:

13 West 36th Street, Suite 800 (buzzer #8)
New York, NY 10018
(212) 465-8540

To register go to:


JOSEPH PEHRSON sends the following press release about the next Composers Concordance concert: 

On Friday, May 2, 2008 at 8PM at the Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow Street in New York City, the Composers Concordance springs into action with a varied concert that celebrates the natural world, and a bit of the supernatural. John Adams, Hallelujah Junction for two pianos is a work inspired by the name of a truck stop on Highway 49 at the California-Nevada border. Intricate rhythms proclaim this joyous and funky location. The work will be performed by Judith Olson and Paul Hoffmann on pianos.

Another natural scene is depicted by Robert Martin in his Across the Open Land from his duo instrumental collection, Watercolors. Erin Lesser, flute and Victoria Paterson, violin, will speak this interplay.

Real singing and speaking will be heard from Jody Redhage, celebrated for her ability to sing while playing cello in her performances and who asks composers to write specifically for cello with voice. She will be singing and playing Ted Hearne's Warning Song.

We go from the natural to the dramatic with Masks for solo flute by Oliver Knussen, as performed by the virtuouso performer and new music champion Erin Lesser. Through three different stage positions, Knussen shows the many faces of new music in a miniature mono-drama.

The speaking theme continues with poetry recitation in Anton Rovner's Evening Bent the Branches for voice and piano: 9 poetry recitations by Linda Past with piano by Nataliya Medvedovskaya.

We swing into spring with the premiere of a new piece by Patrick Hardish, Solo for Pete, written for percussionist Peter Jarvis, who will be playing drum set. In this piece there is some influence from the solos of jazz greats Buddy Rich and Louie Bellson.

Even more percussion is in store with a performance by composer Robert Paterson of his own composition for marimba, Piranha. Paterson has perfected the astonishing technique of six-mallet marimba playing, which will be shown in this work. His wife, the distinguished violinist Victoria Paterson, will join him in a second piece, Braids, for violin and marimba for a true matrimony of sounds.

Tickets are $12, $10 Students/seniors, A reception will follow the concert. We look forward to seeing you there!