I like chickens, I like feminism, and I like Jennifer Higdon

Music Crush with FNMC

Jan 18 2023 • 48 mins

Elizabeth introduces Nicole to some new-to-her music she’s working on, explains her deep love for Jennifer Higdon as a human being, and discusses her commissioning experiences. Nicole also explains her weird coordination issues with extended techniques and they both explore the plight of the composers whose work isn’t accurately represented in performance. (Side note: we misidentified Cherise's piece, A Voice Silenced..., as using material from Billie Holiday.  We were wrong, it's Ella Fitzgerald. Sorry Cherise, and we love you!)

Music by Women Festival in March 2023: https://web1.muw.edu/musicbywomen

Shulamit Ran, Flight of the Brave Chicken–Ode to Nina: https://www.presser.com/114-42265-the-flight-of-the-brave-chicken-3a-ode-to-nina.html

Cherise Leiter, A Voice Silenced A Voice Sings: https://www.cherisedleiter.com/solo

Kim Osberg, Fowl Play: https://kimberlyosberg.com/library/on-the-workbench

Nina Shekhar, Zoo Songs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfMbqNBFlT8

Jennifer Higdon, Bentley Roses: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejOEwgqCQZQ

Tchaikovsky, Pas de Deux from Nutcracker: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qy6dlGpC3Ns

Billie Holiday, Solitude: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiU-O8arVa8

Cake, Fashion Nugget: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfCxU63g94Y

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