Variety Magazine calls Citizen Jane: Battle for the City "Fascinating...Pulses With Contemporary Resonance"

April 2017

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City shined in the Speciality box office by topping the charts in its debut over opening weekend. The US release began on April 21, and it will open theatrically in Europe from May 5.

 

 

Dance on Camera Festival, Opening Night.

February 3, 2017

Our Five Senses will premiere at Lincoln Center's Dance on Camera Festival as part of the opening night program. The piece was choreographed by performer/choreographer Selene Munoz to In Luce II, and features New York City Ballet principals Ask la Cour Rasmussen and Amar Ramasar. The film was directed by Ben Rich. Preview the film here.

Toronto International Film Festival

August 2016

Citizen Jane: Battle For The City, directed by award-winning director Matt Tyrnauer (director, Valentino: The Last Emperor) will receive its world premiere at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. This timely and inspiring film is a documentary feature on Jane Jacobs, Robert Moses and their epic battles for the right to New York City in the 20th century, and how those struggles inform, define and frame the fights we are having over cities in the era of mass urbanization and the global megacity. The film's orchestral score is composed by Jane Antonia Cornish.

June 2016

The 92Y Harkness Dance Center and WHITE WAVE Dance present the 10th Anniversary Wave Rising Series at 92Y’s historic Buttenwieser Hall. On June 18 and 19, Heather Roffe's beautiful choreography to Continuum I will be part of the program. Tickets here: http://bit.ly/1OdwTG0

February 2016

On April 3 as part of the Carnegie Hall Presents series, Decoda will be performing Nocturne III from Continuum along with music by Ravel, Rameau and Lena Frank. The performance will take place at the new music venue, National Sawdust.

 


February 2016

On February 23rd, members of Carnegie Hall Affiliate Ensemble Decoda once again bring their "technical mastery" and "special pedigree" (New York Times) to Tertulia Chamber Music in the series' first event of 2016, at Bocca Di Bacco, Chelsea. Decoda (James Austin Smith, oboe; Owen Dalby, violin; Saeunn Thorsteindottir, cello; David Kaplan, harpsichord) will present a dynamic program that pairs composers of the 20th and 21st Centuries - Erwin Schulhoff, György Ligeti and Jane Antonia Cornish - with chamber music of the baroque by Telemann, Bach and Legrenzi.

Jazzdagama reviews Continuum

December 2015

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"the ingenuity of the composer is once again brought to the fore as this music pulsates with dramatic tone colours and textures that come from soaring violins and deeply emotional playing by the four cellists. As might be expected the bass anchors the septet of strings and magically embarks on a beauteous journey of its own. Playing in the resonant acoustics of the Frederick P. Rose Hall at the Lincoln Center the group are able to create an interplay of stasis and dynamism culminating in a heady finale...Tides returns the composer to the familiar interplay of two violins, a cello quartet and the bass guitar. The rhythm of the music provided by the bass suggests buffeting winds that envelop a sea bringing it into harness by unleashing the harmonic chemistry of soaring registers which the violins bring to the music and the gravitas of the cellos. This is a vivid piece and the players’ evident enjoyment in this and other music on this exquisite disc is quite irresistible."

                                                                                                                              -  Raul da Gama, JAZZDAGAMA.COM

I CARE IF YOU LISTEN reviews Continuum

October 2015

"In Jane Antonia Cornish's second studio album Continuum we get a clearer aural picture of the young Brit's voice... Played by the talented Decoda (the first ever Affiliate Ensemble of Carnegie Hall), the album steps firmly in the world of luxurious string writing producing delightful sparks of tonality and stays put... Cornish does not shy away from finding a sonority and letting it wash over the listener without interruption. The easily discernible passacaglia-like forms are at the heart of this insistence on uninterrupted sonorously delightful world, especially in the first two Nocturnes and Tides." 

                                                                                                                          - Christian Gentry, I CARE IF YOU LISTEN

Read the full review here: http://bit.ly/1ljfCOa

 

Continuum is WQXR Q2 Music Album of the Week.

September 14 2015

"Jane Antonia Cornish's 'Continuum' Unfolds With Wistful, Melancholic Beauty". Read the full article here: http://bit.ly/1M7HwoH

 

Nocturne I featured on WNYC's New Sounds

August 31, 2015

Nocturne I, featured on WNYC's show New Sounds.

  


Continuum on the front page of ITunes Classical

August 14, 2015


Classical-Modern Music Review

August 12, 2015

From Classical-Modern Music Review: "...evocative and lyrical music that is neither quite linear nor cyclical, but instead utilizes the two together to create memorably poignant sound structures...with a haunting spatiality, and a primal yet complex sense of sound." Full article here:http://classicalmodernmusic.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/jane-antonia-cornish-continuum.html?m=1

Album Release Party, August 6 2015

August 6, 2015, Chambers Fine Art, New York.

This Thursday August 6 will be the album release party for Continuum at Chambers Fine Art in West Chelsea, NYC. The evening will feature a performance by cellist Hamilton Berry, a piece by artist Elizabeth Waggett created specially for the evening, wine by  Martin Brothers Wine and Wünderwein and macaroons by La Petite Amande. 6.30-8.30pm!

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Continuum is now available!

July 2015

Signed CDs are available on this website. You can also preview and download the album here: http://apple.co/1LZK731 and purchase CDs on Innova Recordings' website: http://www.innova.mu/albums/jane-antonia-cornish/continuum

Continuum is available to pre-order!

July 2015

Performed by Decoda -- the first ever Affiliate Ensemble of Carnegie Hall -- these four world premiere recordings of chamber works explore terrain as disparate as the cyclic nature of the ocean’s tides, our relationship to space and memory, and deep connections to place. The release follows Cornish’s Duende, which the American Record Guide described as “a program of bold, thoughtful, mesmerizing chamber music” -- a description that could apply equally well to Continuum.

Pre-order Continuum here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/jane-antonia-cornish-continuum/id1007629814

Listen to Continuum I here on Innova Recordings' Soundcloud: 

https://soundcloud.com/innovadotmu/04-continuum-1



Concert at Rockwood Music Hall

January 2015

Decoda, Affiliate Ensemble of Carnegie Hall join Ensemble ACJW on Sunday, January 11 for a performance of cello music at Rockwood Music Hall, NYC. Portrait for solo cello and Nocturne III for cello quartet (video here) will be performed. Tickets can be purchased here!

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American Record Guide reviews Duende

November 2014

Duende, drawing its name from the Frederico Garcia Lorca collection of prose, is a 4- movement, 16-minute piano trio that grabbed my attention immediately and never let go. I am especially moved by II (‘Penseroso’), which reminds me of Arvo Pärt’s haunting Fratres. Violin and cello open with a rich and sonorous chord progression that conjures images of long-ago momentous events; meanwhile, the piano plays unsettling, dissonant things in the background. Roles shift, the chords boomed by piano, the dissonance in the strings. The movement ends quietly. III is agitated and more dissonant; IV is the pensive ending of this beautiful piece. Lovely playing by the Lee Trio.

The same words—rich sonorities, disquieting dissonance, deep and mesmerizing chord progressions—also describe the album’s other two works. The 3-movement, 10-minute In Luce is given a committed reading by violinists Alyssa Park and Kathleen Sloan, violist Brett Banducci, and cellist Vanessa Freebairn-Smith. Violinist Miranda Cuckson and pianist Blair McMillen are the superb performers in the 3-movement, 20-minute Clair-Obsur.
— BARRY KILPATRICK, American Record Guide.

Fanfare Magazine review

September 1 2014

Fanfare Magazine's latest issue reviews Duende. Click here to subscribe to the magazine: http://www.fanfaremag.com

I was more than impressed—I was overwhelmed
... [Cornish] creates an emotionally moving and powerful sound world where a few musical gestures coalesce into striking and powerful statements.
... [Cornish] is able to invoke states of mind and perhaps a state of her soul in a way that is stark and bares her feelings to the world
... extraordinarily deep music

Interview with The Musicalist podcast.

July 18 2014

Listen to the full interview here! 

Chelsea Music Festival panel talk: The Richard Strauss Effect.

June 11 2014

6:30pm | Festival Talks III: The Richard Strauss Effect

Dillon Gallery | 555 West 25th St. | 

A panel talk on the influence composer Richard Strauss has had in the world of music and continues to have on composers today. Featuring some of the distinguished Festival Composers-in-Residence since 2010: Alexandre Lunsqui (2014), Felipe Lara (2014), Eric Nathan (2013), the Brothers Balliett (2011) and Jane Antonia Cornish (2010). Hosted by Festival Artistic Directors Melinda Lee Masur and Ken-David Masur.

Duende is named CD of the Week

June 18 2014

“This disc of chamber music…is crammed with precision and passion in the writing and the playing…the courageous Cornish is following her own muse, refusing to make her music more accessible but less personal.” —Kevin Filipski, The Flip Side

I Care If You Listen Magazine cover story

June 4 2014

I Care If You Listen‘s digital magazine has a fantastic new interview with composer Jane Antonia Cornish, covering topics from her film music to the New York Classical Music Scene, and includes a wonderful focus on her new Delos release, Duende

Grego Applegate Edwards calls Duende "captivating" in Classical-Modern Music Review.

May 8 2014

The first, the title work “Duende”, scored for piano trio, combines an archaic sounding chord progression that for various lengths of time repeats a la Arvo Pärt and features ornamentation and other melodic materials that overlay the progression sometimes in a way like the ancient “La Folia” variations by Couperin or others. But the passagework that sounds over the progression differs from a typical baroque and pre-baroque treatment by alternating between a concerted way (in the strings), a more whimsical way in the piano’s role, where the embellishments are tonal and extra-tonal, and finally, a third way. This latter has the implication of the progression, an allusion to it without its actual presence except in residues, residuals.

It’s a very captivating piece that bounces between progression, concerted passagework, and mysterium. The title refers to a Garcia-Lorca concept of duende “as a metaphor for the search of artistic essence through the trinity of the poet, muse and angel,” as liner writer Brett Banducci puts it.

The string quartet “In Luce (Into the Light)” uses another progression and works the music around it in similar ways.

The duo for violin and piano “Clair-Obscur” centers around yet another progression integral to the unfolding of the work. The concerted-cadenza violin part works against the piano part in ways that perhaps at times are more directly contrastive to some of the preceding music in the work. But then paradoxically or eclectically there are passages where the relationship of violin to piano is virtuoso-against-chordal in ways somewhat more traditional.

It’s music that remains exploratory while also sounding quite agreeable to those who want consonance to sound in their ears as much as possible.

In the end we have three works very well played by all concerned, that extend and make personal the Pärt archaic-in-modern ethos. It is a pleasure to hear Ms. Cornish’s chamber music. The music provides delight. If you like Pärt this will certainly appeal.
— Grego Applegate Edwards, Classical-Modern Music Review

Delos Chamber Music Album, Duende Now Available!

April 28 2014

Duende is now available! Click on the image below to purchase the album! CDs are available at all classical stores, and on the Delos website.

Concert at SubCulture, New York City.

April 2014

An evening of music by Jane Antonia Cornish will be presented by SubCulture in New York on April 21 , 2014. It will feature artists from the Delos chamber music album, The Lee Trio, Miranda Cuckson and Blair McMillen as well as Decoda. To purchase tickets click here.

Delos Chamber Music Album Release Dates: April 1 and 28 

An album of Jane's chamber music will be released by Delos in April, 2014. It features the piano trio, Duende performed by The Lee Trio and is produced by Grammy-nominated producer and conductor, Ken-David Masur. The album will be available digitally on April 1, and CDs will be available from April 28.

 

Disney's Maleficent

Jane orchestrated the song Once Upon A Dream, which is featured in Disney's Maleficent. Once Upon A Dream is sung by Lana Del Rey and produced by Daniel Heath. The song is featured in the trailer for the movie.

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