Zosha Di Castri
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Composer Portraits

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Composer Portraits: Zosha Di Castri

This is a composer for whom sound is elemental, a composer fired by the spectral imagination, a composer...

Composer Portraits

Zosha Di Castri

Thursday, December 1, 2016, 8pm

Miller Theatre at Columbia University

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“Imagine sound on a spectrum,” says Zosha Di Castri, “moving fluidly between abstract soundscapes, gestural outbursts, and referential echoes of musics half-remembered.” Pianists, percussionists, and vocalists come together alongside electronics to explore the rich gamut of Di Castri’s work. Two premiere performances—including Near Mute Force for members of both ensembles—are among the evening’s repertoire.


  • Tachitipo  (2016) for two pianists, two percussionists, and electronics world premiere
  • Near Mute Force  (2016) for two female voices, viola, drum kit, and piano U.S. premiere
  • The Animal After Whom Other Animals Are Named  (2013) for six voices and electronics
  • The Thinking Eye  (2006) for piano

Additional Information

Major support for Composer Portraits is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Frances Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts.

With the friendly support of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation.