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EMPAC Video Archive 2008–2018

Mariel Roberts: Alex Mincek - Flutter

February 12, 2014

“Trailblazing” cellist Mariel Roberts (Feast of Sounds) is quickly gaining recognition as a deeply dedicated interpreter and performer of contemporary music. Recent performances have garnered praise for her “technical flair and exquisite sensitivity” (American Composers Forum), as well as her ability to “couple youthful vision with startling maturity.” (InDigest Magazine). She holds degrees from the Eastman School and the Manhattan School of Music, where she specialized in contemporary performance practice while studying with Alan Harris and Fred Sherry. Roberts is a performer of international reach who has played throughout the US and Europe, appearing both as a soloist and with ensembles such as Signal, Wet Ink, Dal Niente, S.E.M, the Nouveau Classical Project, and the Wordless Music Orchestra. Roberts’ premiere solo album, nonextraneous sounds, was released on Innova Recordings in September 2012. The record, consisting of new works commissioned by Roberts, received high accolades from sources such as Time Out New York, Time Out Chicago, the American Composers Forum, New Sounds with John Schaefer, and WQXR radio.

Simon Steen-Anderson - Study for String Instrument No. 2
Alex Mincek - Flutter
Iannis Xenakis - Kottos