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Angélica Negrón On Q2 Music's 'Spaces'

by Hannis Brown
Jun 12, 2013 (Q2)

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Combining found sounds and toy instruments with electronics and orchestral instruments, the music of Puerto Rican-born composer Anglica Negrn crafts a sound that's at once futuristic and nostalgic. Her compositions draw from ambient music, found sound, visual art and the hidden potential of everyday objects, as well as the classical music tradition.

In addition to work with new-music ensembles such as Transit, Face the Music and Iktus Percussion Quartet, Negrn writes for and performs with the electro-twinged dream-pop band Baln and the ambient chamber ensemble Arturo en el Barco. She also composes for theater and film and works with children as a teaching artist for the Brooklyn Philharmonic and the Little Orchestra Society. Negrn recently co-founded a Spanish-immersion music program for young children called Acopladitos!

On June 16, new-music ensemble Hotel Elephant performs her "Drawings for Meyoko" at the Bang on a Can Marathon.

As part of its video series Spaces, Q2 Music recently visited Negrn at her apartment in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

Credits

Video: Kim Nowacki, Alex Ambrose

Music

  • "Minumina" (Anglica Negrn)
  • "Aventuras En El Agua" (Anglica Negrn)
  • "Drawings For Meyoko" (Anglica Negrn)
  • "Remando En El Mismo Lugar" (Anglica Negrn)
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