Mátti KovlerBrooklyn, NY
Mátti Kovler (pronounced Mah-tee Kovler) is a Russian-born Israeli-American composer and creator of new musical theatre.
Mátti’s music has been commissioned by the Tanglewood Music Center, the Carnegie Hall and the Israel Festival. His orchestral works have been performed by the Israel Philharmonic, the Fox Studios Symphony (Los Angeles), the Metropole Orchestra (Amsterdam), the American Composers Orchestra (New York), the Boston Modern Orchestra Project and others. Mátti was a fellow at the Tanglewood, Aspen and Academia Chigiana Festivals, a winner of two ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers Awards, and of the Theodor Presser Award.
Kovler has mastered a range of styles from folk and jazz to those steeped in the classical tradition, and brings these together in works of considerable dramatic scope, by turns comic, mystical, warm, and searing. His musical influences include Jewish folklore, improvisation, Broadway musical theater and the cult writings of the French theatre philosopher Antonin Artaud.
Born in Moscow and educated in Jerusalem, Siena and Boston, Mátti holds a doctorate from the New England Conservatory. He is artistic director and founder of Floating Tower, a cross cultural music theatre production company based in Brooklyn, New York. www.mattikovler.com www.floatingtower.com
Here Comes Messiah!
Here Comes Messiah! is a mono-opera that follows a young woman in the process of giving birth— moving from comedy to revelation. Soprano: Reut Rivka (Israel/Holland) Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory Ensemble. Libretto by Janice Silverman Rebibo z”l.