BAMcafe Live: Sundance Composers

Virtuoso cellist Maya Beiser is a pioneer in the world of cello repertoire. She is not only a gifted performer but a visionary who conceives new works and collaborates with some of the world’s greatest composers to realize them.

A champion of contemporary music (though well-trained in classical repertoire by such teachers as Isaac Stern), Beiser commissions works for her instrument that often involve multimedia presentations. She has worked with Philip Glass, Steve Reich, and Brian Eno, among many others, and dazzled critics and audiences alike with her recent experimental World to Come tour. In a program that reflects Beiser’s adventurous spirit and wide-ranging musical interests, she performs works by some of today’s leading contemporary composers, including the premiere of a piece by Peter Golub who directs the Institute’s Film Music Program. The evening promises to be a reflection of Beiser’s adventurous spirit and wide-ranging musical interests.

Beiser was an advisor at the 2005 Sundance Composers Lab, a program that pairs musicians with emerging filmmakers to enhance the musical understanding of independent film artists and introduce composers in a variety of musical genres to the process of scoring films.


Maya Beiser
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