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A collection of online print, radio, and video interviews and articles, starting with the most recent


Chicago Tribune – Daily Southtown

A print interview ahead of the Chicago premiere of Arlene Sierra's Kiskadee


Resonance RM

A radio interview following the New Music Biennial revival of Arlene Sierra's Urban Birds


Utah Symphony

A short video discussing the world premiere Arlene Sierra's Bird Symphony


The Classical Review

An interview discussing Arlene Sierra's Bird Symphony, commissioned as part of her role as Utah Symphony Composer in Association 


Ghost Light Podcast

An extended interview discussing Arlene Sierra's role as Utah Symphony Composer in Association 


Meet the Artist

An interview to follow the release of the portrait disc Butterflies Remember A Mountain: Arlene Sierra, Vol. 3


New York Theatre Wire / News Blaze

An article about Arlene Sierra's music for dance and continuing collaboration with choreographer Susan Vencl

Illuminate Women's Music

An article exploring piano music of Arlene Sierra: Birds and Insects, Books 1 and 2


Classical Music Magazine

An interview about Arlene Sierra's new BBC Radio 3 commission "Nature Symphony", written for the BBC Philharmonic

Boston Symphony Podcast

Arlene Sierra discusses her work Moler with interviewer Brian Bell, ahead of the BSO's subscription performances of the piece with Andris Nelsons

Boston Symphony Biographical Sketch

Biographical Sketch of Arlene Sierra by BSO staff writer Robert Kirzinger

Natural Light

Unflinching Depictions of Nature - A conversation with Arlene Sierra, to preview the BBC Proms performance of Butterflies Remember a Mountain

New Music Biennial

BBC Radio Wales Arts Show

Sierra joins the Radio Wales Arts Show to talk about the composition and world premiere of her New Music Biennial commission Urban Birds

Color and Rhythmic Dexterity: Interview with Arlene Sierra

An interview from the Italian music site, Nomos Alpha, part of a series on American composers

Afternoon on Three, BBC Radio Three

A radio interview with the composer, part of a feature on the BBC National Orchestra of Wales on Radio Three. The interview precedes a preview broadcast of the title piece from the new orchestral disc Game of Attrition - Arlene Sierra, Vol. 2

I Care if You Listen Magazine

Conversation with Arlene Sierra by Xenia Pestova


Composer Arlene Sierra: Process, Strategy, Evolution by Robert Schulslaper, Fanfare

Click here to read this extended interview prompted by the release of the disc "Arlene Sierra, Vol. 1"


An online interview for the British new music site CompositionToday

Oberlin Conservatory Magazine

Making It New, a feature on Oberlin alumni composers including Arlene Sierra

WNYC Spotlight on: Arlene Sierra

A radio interview program about the composer’s music, background and process, including complete performance recordings of works Aquilo, Truel 1, Oda a la lagartija from Neruda Settings, Titmouse from Birds and Insects: Book 1,and Cicada Shell.

Hosted by David Garland, the show was first aired on 16 December 2006 as part of WNYC's Evening Music on New York Public Radio. It was subsequently rebroadcast on 31 May 2007 as part of the WNYC American Music Festival.