Discipline: Music Composition

Eve Beglarian

Discipline: Music Composition
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2023
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According to the Los Angeles Times, composer Eve Beglarian "is a humane, idealistic rebel and a musical sensualist.”

Her current projects include a solo piano piece about Emily Dickinson responding to Ives’ Concord Sonata for the pianist Donald Berman; a project about Native-Settler relations growing from her replication by bicycle of an exploratory trip of the Great Lakes made by Henry Schoolcraft in 1820; and a piece for 24 basses in a grove of trees composed for Robert Black and friends. Since 2001, she has been creating A Book of Days, which the LA Times called "a grand and gradually manifesting work in progress...an eclectic and wide-open series of enticements.”

At MacDowell, Beglarian set several poems by Bill Knott for a song cycle to be premiered by Music from the Copland House in 2024. She also continued work on a performance project based on Guillaume de Machaut's Voir Dit, parts of which will be presented in New York in March 2024.

Studios

Chapman

Eve Beglarian worked in the Chapman studio.

Chapman Studio was funded by Mrs. Alice Woodrough Chapman in memory of her husband, composer George Alexander Chapman. Symmetrically massed, the building is stuccoed on the exterior with a natural, unpainted cement. Its unusual half-timbered ornament consists of slender, knotty spruce poles painted a dark green color. A central, peak-roofed entrance porch appears on the north side…

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