The premiere of Elizabeth Brown’s “Just Visible in the Distance”

ElizabethBrownComposer Elizabeth Brown’s work “Just Visible in the Distance” premiered last Thursday at the Firehouse Space in Brooklyn, performed by the Momenta Quartet! As part of Tania León’s Composers Now Festival, Momenta will explore sounds of American women composers from a variety styles and backgrounds.

The Village Voice reviewed that Brown “couldn’t write an uncaptivating phrase if she tried.” Check out this interview to learn how Brown became a composer and a pro player of the flute, theremin, shakuhachi and the Vietnamese dan bau!

Elizabeth Brown’s music has been heard in Japan, the Soviet Union, Colombia, Australia, Vietnam, across Europe and the USA. She has received grants, awards, and commissions from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Barlow Foundation, the Asian Cultural Council, the Cary Trust, the Greenwall Foundation, NYFA, Orpheus, St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble, Newband, and the Japan/US Friendship Commission. She has been a fellow at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center in Italy and at the MacDowell Colony, and served as Artist-in-Residence at the Hanoi National Conservatory of Music, in the Grand Canyon, in Maine’s Acadia National Park, and in Isle Royale National Park, a U.S. Biosphere Reserve in the middle of Lake Superior. Her CD “Elizabeth Brown: Mirage” was recently released by New World Records!