Tune in to Afternoon New Music at 3 pm on Tuesday, March 1st for an exclusive interview with Ana-Maria Avram. Born in Bucharest, Romania in 1961, composer Ana-Maria Avram’s propulsive music often synthesizes electroacoustic and instrumental sources. While informed by mathematical techniques, Avram is drawn to the dynamic nature of sound as independently shaped by each performer and listener. “Even if something is written, what is this, there on the score?” she asks. “A base from which to fly away.”
Avram's music is being presented as part of a series of concerts this week at Columbia's Miller Theater that celebrate the groundbreaking avant-garde of Eastern Europe. A Pop-Up Concert on Thursday, March 3rd at 6pm will feature an all-Avram program with the NYC-based Either/Or Ensemble performing, followed by a Composer Portrait featuring Avram's husband and fellow "hyper-spectralist," Iancu Dumitrescu on Saturday, March 5th at 8pm.