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Mischa Salkind-Pearl

Arlington, MA         

Mischa Salkind-Pearl’s music has been performed by ensembles around the U.S., Japan, Germany, and Italy. Boston Classical Review named his opera, Troubled Water, (September 2015, Guerilla Opera) the Best Premiere of 2015. Recent and upcoming projects include a fellowship to attend the 2017 International Gugak Workshop in Seoul, an ongoing collaboration with Boston-based artist Nathalie Miebach, and a commission for a second opera for Guerilla Opera. Ensembles and soloists he has composed for include ensemble mise-en, Philipp Stäudlin, Tony Arnold, Lilit Hartunian, Transient Canvas, Diagenesis Duo, and Callithumpian Consort. His work, A Poppy of Erasure, was included in the exhibition “Intersections: Masters of Line and Space” at the Akron Art Museum. Mischa is founder and board member of Boston’s Equilibrium, an ensemble that presents concerts highlighting the music of Boston’s diverse contemporary music community. He is Assistant Professor of Core Studies and English as a Second Language at Boston Conservatory at Berklee. His music can be heard on Ludovico Ensemble’s portrait CD of his work, I Might Be Wrong, on Transient Canvas’s Wired, and on Chen Li Music’s 2017 CD, Pluralities. He is composer-in-residence for the Ludovico Ensemble.


in [2011]

Ludovico Ensemble

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A Poppy of Erasure [2015]

Amy Advocat, bass clarinet | Nicole Parks, violin | Eve Boltax, viola

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I Might Be Wrong — VI. Square [2013]

Ludovico Ensemble, from “I Might Be Wrong”


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NewMusicBox Articles

Articles September 26 2013 | By Mischa Salkind-Pearl
Speaking of Which: Musical Expression in a Foreign Language

Three years ago, I began a job teaching English as a second language (ESL) at the Boston Conservatory. There were no pre-existing texts for teaching second-language learners to use English...