Author Archives: John Popham

LONGLEASH in GRAZ

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It has been three months since I arrived in Austria to begin my Fulbright research project on the performance practice of Klangforum Wien. Based at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz (KUG for fans of brevity), I spend my … Continue reading

LONGLEASH @ The National Opera Center

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“[Longleash] navigated an incredible breadth of musical styles with technical expertise and expressive innovation. Keep an eye out for future perfomances…” – Zoe Gorman, Feast of Music Last Thursday, LONGLEASH gave its New York debut performance with Trio Formations, a program investigating … Continue reading

Die Fenster des Universums

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In 2011, Pala and I met Austrian composer/organist Klaus Lang at the IMPULS Festival in Graz, Austria, where I had the opportunity to work with the composer on rote asche for bass clarinet, saxophone, accordion, and cello. Written in 2009, … Continue reading