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Bill Solomon

percussion

New York City-based percussionist Bill Solomon was called “a stand out among unfailingly excellent performances” in the Boston Globe. He performs with Ensemble Signal, including appearances at Lincoln Center Festival, Tanglewood, Miller Theatre, June in Buffalo, Eastman School of Music, Guggenheim Museum, The Stone, Cleveland Museum of Art, EMPAC and (Le) Poisson Rouge. He’s worked with composers including Helmut Lachenmann, Steve Reich, Charles Wuorinen, Brian Ferneyhough, Hilda Paredes, Terry Riley, Oliver Knussen and Georg Friedrich Haas. In addition to performing with Signal, he also serves as the organization’s Assistant Executive Director.

In 2009 he performed the solo vibraphone part for Pierre Boulez’s Répons in collaboration with the Lucerne Festival, IRCAM and Ensemble InterContemporain with Mr. Boulez as conductor. He has also performed with Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Alarm Will Sound, Talujon Percussion, [sound icon], Yale Repertory Theatre, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Harvard at Goethe-Institut Boston, Ludovico Ensemble, Callithumpian Consort and recitals throughout the country. Festivals include Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville, Bang on a Can, Sebago-Long Lake, Lucerne, Brandeis BEAMS, Percussive Arts Society International Conference, Pixelerations at Brown and Tune In. Mr. Solomon also performs in vigil ensemble with flutist Kelli Kathman, performing recitals throughout New England.

Recordings can be found on Mode, EUROArts, Cantaloupe, Naxos, New World, Capstone, Tzigane and Equilibrium labels, as well as Philip Glass’s soundtrack to the documentary “Project Rebirth” and a forthcoming release of Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians.