Peter Flint resides in New York City, composing music for all sizes and shapes of ensembles.
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Projects 2014-15

I’m in a bit of a building phase at the moment so there are no immediate performances scheduled. Upcoming projects include:

  • A series of pieces for various instruments inspired by Afro-Cuban rhythms. Probably will include works for accordion, cello, flute, guitar, percussion and more. Hopefully launching in 2015 with a recording and a series of concerts.
  • Performances with the ????? Accordion Quartet. We’re still working on a name, but we’re a group of four NYC accordionists playing largely music by contemporary classical composers. We’ll be doing performances in the NYC area this winter. Stay tuned for details. I’ll probably also be writing something for the group to play as well.
  • Releases of recordings of my recent works, “We Speak Too Much of Danger” for violin and piano; and “The Waning Moments of Raphus Cucullatus” for accordion and guitar. I’ll have links to both pieces up here soon.
  • Release of my piece for piano and electronics, “Electrosonata:Spontaneous Combustion”, performed by Thomas Rosenkranz and to be released probably in early 2015 by the Oberlin Record label. Look for links here soon too.

New Afro-Cuban chamber music in Sept!

September 16, 2014 8:00 pmtoSeptember 29, 2014 9:00 pm

I’m very excited about my latest piece, We Speak Too Much of Danger, for violin and piano and scheduled to be premiered by the fantastic and internationally acclaimed Gregory Fulkerson and Thomas Rosenkranz in September in Ohio, New York, and Delaware.

The piece is inspired by a recent trip to Havana, Cuba and uses as its starting point the rhythms of Afro-Cuban music. I had a great time writing this piece and working very closely with Greg and Tom through a number of drafts and revisions as we tightened and tweaked the work.

It will be featured on a program entitled “Beyond Minimalism” which will explore the progress of contemporary music from the late Minimal era into our current Post-Minimal era. The program will include music by Philip Glass, John Adams, Conrad Cummings, Peter Flint, Stephen Dembski, and Andrew Shapiro, much of which is new music written for Greg and Tom for this program.

Performance Information:

Sept. 16, 8pm – Bowling Green State University, Ohio
College of Musical Arts, Bryan Hall
Free

Sept. 17, 8pm – Oberlin, Ohio
Oberlin Conservatory Kulas Recital Hall
Free

Sept 24 – Brooklyn, NY
Here and Now Series at Barge Music

Sept 28, 3pm – The Barn at Flintwoods, Wilmington, Delaware

Summer Projects 2014

Lots of accordion related projects and performances upcoming:

  • June 10, 5pm – Performing solo accordion music in Bryant Park, NYC as part of the Accordions Around the World Festival.
  • June 21, 2pm, 5pm- Performing solo accordion at 2pm and quartet music at 5pm in City Hall Park, NYC.  Classical, jazz, contemporary music, and more – with Robert Duncan, Mayumi Miyaoka, and Denise Koncelik as part of the Make Music NY day.
  • July 15, 5pm - back in Bryant Park again playing more accordion quartet music with Mayumi Miyaoka, Robert Duncan, and Denise Koncelik as part of the Accordions Around the World Festival.
  • Aug 1-3, 7pm each day – Performing on William Schimmel’s Master Class and Concert Series 2014 at the Tenri Cultural Institute. I’ll be doing several solo performances including a new composition of my own, Paganini’s In There Somewhere, as well as some ragtime accordion and a classic work by Carmelo Pino.
  • Sept 9 – Official release on Naxos Records of Oberlin Conservatory’s recording of my piece for piano and electronics, ElectroSonata:Spontaneous Combustion, performed by the incredible Thomas Rosenkranz. Available in Blue-Ray surround as well as stereo!
  • Late Sept 2014 - Working a new piece for violin and piano to be premiered by Gregory Fulkerson; based on afro-Cubans rhythms inspired by Peter’s recent professional research trip to Havana, Cuba with the American Composers Forum. Performances in Ohio, Delaware, and (hopefully) NYC.

Thanks for your interest! Hope to see you at a performance soon!

Sheetflow Songs recording available!

Check out my latest project – accordion, guitar, and electronics, collaborating with my friend Ben Kaplan. A pretty different and exciting new direction for me. Available now for streaming and download on Bandcamp.com.

 

Ten-Thirteenths

A short piece for tenor saxophone and piano, originally written for and premiered by Andrew Sterman in 2005.  Recorded by Andrew and Mick Rossi, piano at Sear Sound, NYC, 2007.  It was intended as concert opener, but works great anywhere on a program. Score and parts available for purchase.  (Use the Contact link at the top right of the page.)

Ten-Thirteenths is, for a limited time, a free download, available through the links below.  A gift to the fans! (Click the “I” below to download.)


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