June 21, 22, 23, 2018: Cricket-Viol and Art of Lightness
Wendy Richman, viola, Laura Cocks, flute
Vencl Dance
Martha Graham Studio
New York, NY  
   
June 21, 22, 23, 2018: Choreography to Arlene Sierra works including Birds and Insects, Book 1, Cicada Shell, Surrounded Ground, Insects in Amber, Four Love Songs, 
Vencl Dance
Martha Graham Studio
New York, NY
   
  November 24, 2018: Trombone Concerto
Cardiff University Symphony Orchestra, Mark Eager, cond., Katy Jones, trombone 
BBC Hoddinott Hall
Cardiff, Wales
   

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

   
 

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 is working on 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. New scores are planned the Deren films At Land,  Ensemble for Somnambulists, and Study in Choreography in 2018, 2019 and 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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