Press

as COMPOSER

INTERVIEWS

Kirsten Volness: Staying Composed: Matthew Lawrence of Take Magazine
Patch In on SoundNotion, discussing Precious Nothing, River Rising, women in electronic music, and more
Hotel Elefant: Preview of Precious Nothing (in progress)
Hotel Elefant: Preview of Precious Nothing (complete)
Feast of Music Live Q&A with Hotel Elefant
No Extra Notes
Washington Square Winds Composer of the Month
Boston New Music Initiative Podcast 1.1 (Electroacoustic Music)
Rhode Island Performance Exchange Podcast 10.5, reviewing Contemporary Theater Company's Cloud 9
Leaha Maria Villarreal discusses Precious Nothing on Second Inversion, 98.1 Classical KING FM, Seattle


REVIEWS / WRITE UPS
Hub New Music and Kelsey Broersma at Sound and Fury
: Cristina Lord of New Classic LA
"Kirsten Volness creates an exquisite sound world in Little Tiny Stone, Full of Blue Fire
..."

Waking the Monster
: Masary Studios

"Masary Studios activates the Green Monster at Boston's Fenway Park. Combining original scores, custom-mapped animation and 9 percussionists, Masary was responsible for Waking the Monster at the Illuminus Boston Festival 2015." (CME)

Precious Nothing
: Michael Miller of New York Arts
"The scoring, from the use of the mezzo-soprano voice to the percussion and electronics is nothing short of gorgeous, and in a way its richness opens the door to the disparate stylistic elements Volness brings in, including jazz."

Broad Ambition: Hartford New Music Festival 2012: Lisa Renée Coons of New Music Box
"The ensemble EXILKABARETT unleashed a furious burst of acoustic energy in Kirsten Volness’s Peppermill Songs."

the infinite space between: Jennifer Berke of The Daily Texan
"Interior design junior Bronwyn Hunt said each performance was different, but she enjoyed 'The Infinite Space Between' the most.
'It was interesting. I had more of an emotional response to the performance by being free to experience the space' Hunt said. 'The music even affected the way people moved through the space.'”

Bering Sea: Bruce Hodges of Seen and Heard International

Bering Sea: Be'eri Moalem of San Francisco Classical Voice

Hints and Hauntings: Topher Levin of KCMETROPOLIS.ORG
"The electronics expanded to a wider variety of timbres, from late 90’s-sounding synth pipe organ sounds to water sounds to dense soundmass swells.'

Gaia: Jim Phelps of Computer Music Review
"Similarly championing the appreciation for appropriately short pieces was Gaia, by Kirsten Volness. The piece was a tasty, percussive morsel based on features of dynamic relationships within life systems."

COMPILATIONS
This is the Golden Age
Composers Circle April 2014 Mix Tape
I CARE IF YOU LISTEN Summer 2014 Mixtape

DISCOGRAPHY
River Rising on Music from SEAMUS Vol. 25
Meridian Project—Dark Matter (multimedia album)
Nocturne on PARMA Music Festival Live 2013


as PRODUCER

REVIEWS / WRITE UPS
Head to the Music Mansion for First Fridays: Casey Nilsson of Rhode Island Monthly
"Music Mansion's 2017 series, curated by composer-in-residence, Kirsten Volness, features an unusual spread of music, from English and Irish folk to electronic compositions."

'Verdant Vibes' At Hope Artiste
: Beth Comery of Providence Daily Dose
"And now for something completely different. Avant music ensemble Verdant Vibes presents new electro/acoustic music and multimedia by composers from around the world . . . lots of grooving, epic, sublime new music, with electronics, video, improv, etc. at the Hope Artiste Village."

A New Sound: Adara Meyers of Take Magazine
"'Fun, engaging, and transcendent (if but for a moment).' That’s how Providence, Rhode Island-based composer-pianist Kirsten Volness describes the sometimes brazen, sometimes ambient, and always envelope-pushing music on deck for the December 6 launch party and concert of her latest undertaking: Verdant Vibes, a new music ensemble and concert series on the cusp of its inaugural season."


as PERFORMER

REVIEWS / WRITE UPS

A Group of Young Dancers, Conversing With Their Feet: Alastair Macaulay of The New York Times
BalletCollective Plays with Wildfire: Alastair Macaulay of The New York Times

Leaping from Within, Narratives of a Young Ensemble: Alastair Macaulay of The New York Times
BalletCollective and Hotel Elefant at the Skirball Center: Steven Pisano of Feast of Music
Q2 Music's Meet the Composer Launch Party at The Greene Space: Feast of Music
For Young Ensembles, An Entrepreneur and an Audience: Steve Smith of The New York Times
Hub New Music Illuminates Norman's constructs at MFA: David Weininger of The Boston Globe

DISCOGRAPHY
Richard Carrick's Cycles of Evolution—playing piano with Hotel Elefant on Prisoner's Cinema


as ACTIVIST MUSICIAN

REVIEWS / WRITE UPS

The Tenderloin Opera Company Gives Voice to the Homeless by Jenn Salcido of Providence Monthly
Buses into Land Sharks: Alternative Theater in Providence by Sophie Kasakove + Lisa Borst of The College Hill Independent


PHOTOS

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