November 10, 2019, 3:00 pm
University of Iowa Percussion Ensemble under the baton of Daniel Moore performs my 1996 composition “A Bowl of Light” for four percussion (including bubble wrapping). Voxman Music Building Concert Hall, Iowa City, Iowa.
November 22, 7:30 pm and November 24, 2 pm, 2019
The Taming, premiere of an opera with libretto by Brian Clay Luedloff, music by Paul Elwood, based on Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew, with a less misogynistic ending. The University of Northern Colorado, Campus Commons.
October 28, 2019, 7:30 pm
Music of Paul Elwood, University of Northern Colorado, Campus Commons. Includes the premiere of “Six Questions” for oboe and cello for Romina Monsanto and Pablo Hernandez; guest mezzo-soprano from London, Alice Simmons and violinist Aimée Niemann from Brooklyn performing Safernoc and Raindrips to Rethfernhim; conductor Inéz Rodriguez is flying in from Mexico to premiere “Podium” for solo conductor; and Spanish pianist Mireia Frutos will premiere “Ten Nocturnes,” and more!
June 23, 2019, 6 pm
St. Michael’s Church, Axford, UK, Axford Open Gardens Concert. Mezzo-soprano, Alice Simmons, and Violinist Tam Coates perform parts of Safernoc for voice and violin.
May 26, 2019, 2 pm
SAFERNOC for mezzo soprano Alice Simmons and violinist Tamasin Coates, Burgh House, London, UK.
May 25, 2019, time TBA
Premiere of SAFERNOC for mezzo soprano Alice Simmons and violinist Tamasin Coates, St. Katharine’s Church, Savernake, Marlborough, SN8 3BG, UK. The program focuses on trees and forests with other compositions such as John Dowland’s “O Sweet Wood” (with mezzo and banjo), and Handel’s “Here Among the Shady Woods. “Safernoc,” the old-English spelling of Savernake Forest, is a three movement song cycle about the forest.
April 18, 2019, 8 pm
Premiere of DARK GEOMETRIES for solo violin and piano. Bélen Hernandez doctoral violin lecture-recital with pianist Ivana Muncan. University of Northern Colorado, Milne Auditorium.
March 26, 2019, 7:30 pm
Premiere of GHOST THEATRE for four percussionists. University of Northern Colorado Percussion Ensemble under the direction of Mike Truesdell.
March 23, 2019, 2 pm and 7:30 pm
Premiere of two scenes from THE TAMING, an opera-in-progress with librettist Brian Luedloff (the full opera to be premiered November 22 and 24), at the University of Northern Colorado. Scenes at the UCCC, Greeley, Colorado.
March 6, 2019, 7 pm
Open Space Festival Festival of New Music concert of the music of Paul Elwood featuring LULU OF THE PLAINS for mezzo-soprano, chamber ensemble, electronics, video, and dance; and Emissions Transparent for solo electric guitar and chamber ensemble. Features UNC alumna, soprano Sharon Harms. At the Moxie Theatre in downtown Greeley.
January 18, 2019, 7 pm
Performance of “7:30” for two violins by Du.0 (Aimée Niemann and Charlotte Munn-Wood). Third Street Settlement Music School, New York City.
November 30, 2018
Premiere of “Colorful Colorado and the Apparition of Virgil” by the University of Northern Colorado Uncommon Ensemble under the direction of Anne Lanzilotti. A graphic score created on a 1976 road map of Colorado, the players are free to interpret the composition in a variety of ways.
October 10, 2018
Premiere of Lulu of the Plains, for mezzo-soprano, chamber ensemble, electronics, video, and dance. The Roxy, Wichita, Kansas. The composition is an abstract homage to silent film star Louise Brooks, who spent several years of her adolescence in Wichita.
July 12, 2018
Elwood performs improvs with saxophonist Sue McKenzie and cellist Susan Mayo, World Saxophone Congress, Zagreb, Croatia. Specific time and location TBA.
July 11, 2018
Elwood performs deconstructive Appalachian tunes and original jazz with saxophonist Sue McKenzie and cellist Susan Mayo, World Saxophone Congress, Zagreb, Croatia. Specific time and location TBA.
July 8, 2018, 3 pm
Soprano Alice Simmons with pianist Anna Le Hair performs “Nowhere Too” from “Raindrips to Rethfernhim” based on a text from James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake. Tring, UK, Parish Church, Piano & More Series.
July 5, 2018, 7 pm
Elwood, saxophonist Sue McKenzie, cellist Susan Mayo, and Art Ensemble of Chicago percussionist/legend Famoudou Don Moye play on the roof of Le Corbusier, Marseille, France.
July 4, 2018, 7 pm
Elwood, saxophonist Sue McKenzie, cellist Susan Mayo, perform at Le Jam, 42 rue de Trois Rois, 13006 Marseille, France.
April 14, 2018, 2 pm
CJ Armbruster plays “Dark Wood” for solo snare drum, Ulrich Recital Hall, University of Maryland.
April 2, 2018, 7 pm
Briana Meyers and Aimee Niemann premiere “Left Handed Compliment,” for box, violin case, iPhone tone tone generators, and bird calls. University of Northern Colorado.
March 17, 2018, 7:30 PM
Music from the Baroque to the 21st Century
Holy Cross in Ramsbury, Ramsbury:
Holy Cross Ramsbury
Dyers Yard, Back Ln, Ramsbury, UK
Alice Simmons, mezzo-soprano, premieres “Raindrips to Rethfernhim,” for voice with pianist Clare Toomer. Elwood also performs his “A Footbridge Over the Abyss,” for bowed banjo, bowed rin bells, bird whistles, and electronics. Other featured performers include the Savernake Ensemble with Tamasin Coates, violin, Alice Simmons, voice, and Kevin Bates, piano. Cellist Susan Mayo performs also works by Bach and on “Alien Trees,” by Elwood.
November 24-27, 2017
UiTM University Technologia MARA. Performances of various works while visiting to give lectures, master classes and concerts, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Pianist Mireia Frutos premieres Alternate Constellations in three movements, November 25.
November 20-24, 2017
Chulalangkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. Lectures on Wednesday, November 22 and 23 featuring a couple of works for banjo and electronics.
September 25, 2017
The University of Akron, DARK WOOD for solo snare drum performed by Joseph van Hassel at The Noble Snare Festival. The Nobel Snare is an anthology of works for snare drum published by Smith Publications.
September 25, 2017
New England Conservatory of Music, EMISSIONS TRANSPARENT, the Callithumpian Consort with electric guitar soloist Pablo Gomez, Stephen Drury, conductor.