Posted on 27 June 2017
by MMNY Staff
Wednesday June 21st was the 11th Annual Make Music New York, filled with beautiful, unique and exciting musical happenings. Keep […]
Nissim Schaul is a Paris-based American composer with a penchant for unusual sonorities and ancient and unconventional instruments. He also has a thing for urban transportation networks, and has become an avid bike rider: for the past few years, his main way of getting around Paris has been the local rental bike program, Vélib’. Nissim’s compositions revolve around notational flexibility and embracing the hazards of live performance. The New York Times has called his work “spare and whispered, with a dissonant but compelling edge that keeps you fascinated.” His music has been heard all around New York and Paris, throughout the US, and internationally, and has been performed by QNG-Quartet New Generation, Cadillac Moon Ensemble, Ensemble Sillages, and Ensemble Interface. The Baroque ensemble Flying Forms recorded his music for Baroque instruments on the recently released album, New Music for Old Instruments. When not composing, Nissim is learning to play the vielle à roue (French hurdy-gurdy), just for fun.
The Prospect Park Alliance is a nonprofit organization founded in 1987 that partners with the City of New York to ensure the ongoing care and long-term stewardship of Prospect Park. The Alliance preserves the natural environment, restores historic design, and provides public programs and amenities for the Park, which receives more than 10 million visits each year.