February 12, 2019: Truel (complete)
Robin Green trio
Cardiff University Concert Hall
Cardiff, Wales

   

February 17-24, 2019: NYU Residency, working with student performers on chamber works, and with Marilyn Nonken to prepare the world premiere of Bobolink, Birds and Insects, Book 2 
New York, NY

   
  February 24, 2019: Arlene Sierra Portrait Concert, Composers Now
World premiere of Bobolink, Birds and Insects, Book 2 by Marilyn Nonken, NY premieres of Meditation on Violence, Four Love Songs, and Scarab, Birds and Insects, Book 1, and a performance of Cricket-Viol by Wendy Richman
Black Box Theatre, New York, NY
   

February 26, 2019: Avian Mirrors
Lontano, London Festival of American Music,
The Warehouse, London

   
March 1, 2019: 'Display' from Avian Mirrors
Horszowski Trio
Longy School of Music at Bard College
Cambridge, MA

   
March 7, 2019: Meditation on Violence
International Women's Day Concert
Femmelody Chamber Music Collective 

St John's in the Village, New York, NY
   
April 18, 2019: Ballistae
Alterity Chamber Orchestra 
The Abbey, Orlando, FL
   

April 23, 2019: Art of Lightness
Lisa Nelsen, flute,
Borough Music Festival, London

   
July 28, 2019: Studies in Choreography**
Aquilae Trio 
MusicFest Aberystwyth, Wales
   
July 27th - August 3rd, 2019: MusicFest Aberystwyth Advanced Composition Course
Co-Director with Prof. Kenneth Hesketh
Resident Ensembles: Aquilae Trio, Mad Song, Blackweir Brass, and the Orion Orchestra
Old College, Aberystwyth, Wales
   
November 26, 2019: Studies in Choreography
Aquilae Trio
Cardiff University Concert Hall
Cardiff, Wales
   
January 3, 4, 2020: Moler
Utah Symphony, Connor Grey Covington, conductor
Abaravenel Hall, Salt Lake City, Utah
   
 

Projects 

   
   
Maya Deren series
Continuing from her successful rescorings of the films Meditation on Violence and Ritual in Transfigured Time for Lontano and the Goldfield Ensemble respectively, Sierra has just completed Studies in Choreography, the third in a series of new scores for prestigious ensembles, set to Maya Deren's expressive and surreal films from the 1940's and 50's. The next score in the series, to Deren's masterpiece At Land, will be completed in 2020.
   
Birds and Insects, Book 2
Sierra has just completed a second, companion album to the acclaimed Birds and Insects, Book 1. Using sounds from nature as cellular elements in musical textures, the new collection is full of colour, atmosphere, and virtuosity. Movements include Painted Bunting, Hermit Thrush, Black and White Warbler, Thermometer Cricket and Bobolink.
   
  Faustine
An opera in development with playwright Lucy Thurber after the novella by Emma Tennant, with support from New York City Opera VOX, ROH2 at Royal Opera House Covent Garden, and Aldeburgh Young Artist Residencies. It is the story of an older woman, Muriel, who sells her soul to the devil for eternal youth because she is in love with her daughter's lover. The project has received support from Center for Contemporary Opera, NY City Opera VOX, New Music USA CAP Performance program, ROH2 at Royal Opera House Covent Garden, and Aldeburgh Young Artist Residencies.
 
 
 
 

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