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Nicholas DeMaison

Troy, NY      

Nicholas DeMaison is a composer and conductor whose performances, including dozens of premieres of new instrumental, operatic, and choral works, have been described as “consistently invigorating” (New York Times), “spine tingling” (Feast of Music), and “enchanted” (Seen and Heard International). Currently the Music Director of the Rensselaer Orchestra and Concert Choir at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, his recent and upcoming conducting engagements have included appearances at the Beijing Modern Music Festival (NCPA,Beijing), Handan Grand Theater (Handan, China), Monday Evening Concert Series (Zipper Hall, Los Angeles), The Stone (New York City), Brooklyn Academy of Music (Brooklyn, NY), and Troy Savings Bank Music Hall (Troy, NY), premiering new operas by Mojiao Wang, James Ilgenfritz, Nathan Davis and Charles Fussell. He has also worked on the music staff for broadcast productions with Live from Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, PBS, the New York Philharmonic, Gerard Schwarz’s All Star Orchestra project, and as a Music Supervisor for critically acclaimed production company Giants Are Small. His music has been performed around the United States.

from perfect nowhere

2015 | 11:00
violin & viola

Commissioned and recorded by andPlay
Maya Bennardo, violin
Hannah Levinson, viola
Recorded at EMPAC, Troy, NY

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Three Years of Light II – part IV – Fantasia

2012 | 18:00
piano, two percussion
commissioned and premiered by Iktus Percussion Ensemble

Julia DenBoer, piano
Chris Graham & Piero Guimaraes, percussion

Excerpt recorded in live performance at Warner Concert Hall, Oberlin Conservatory

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