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Arlene Sierra

London, GB            

Arlene Sierra is a London-based American composer whose music takes its impetus from sources including game theory and the natural world. A Takemitsu Prize-winner and Latin GRAMMY nominee, commissions include BBC Radio 3, the New York Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony, Bremen Philharmonic Society, and the Cheltenham and Tanglewood Music Festivals. Her music is featured on Bridge Records. Arlene Sierra is Professor of Composition at Cardiff University and 2020-21 Composer in Association with the Utah Symphony.

Avian Mirrors

Jesse Mills, violin and Raman Ramakrishnan, cello perform Arlene Sierra’s Avian Mirrors (2013). It appears on the Bridge Records disc Butterflies Remember a Mountain: Arlene Sierra, Vol. 3.
Movements: 1. Greeting, 2. Reflection, 3. Display

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Butterflies Remember a Mountain

Arlene Sierra’s Butterflies Remember a Mountain (2013) was commissioned by the Bremen Philharmonic Society for the trio of Nicola Benedetti, violin, Leonard Elschenbroich, cello, and Alexander Grynyuk, piano. It features on the Bridge Records disc Butterflies Remember a Mountain: Arlene Sierra, Vol. 3.
Movements: 1. Butterflies, 2. Remember, 3. A Mountain

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Ritual in Transfigured Time

Arlene Sierra’s score from 2016 to the 1946 film by Maya Deren was commissioned by the Goldfield Ensemble (UK) with support from Arts Council England, Britten Pears Foundation, RVW Trust, and the Ambache Trust.

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Articles December 16 2009 | By Arlene Sierra
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By Arlene Sierra I've been based in London for the past ten years, since finishing my doctorate at University of Michigan, and have had some great opportunities to come home...