Brin Solomon interviews two founders of the new performing-arts organization ChamberQUEER, covering the group’s origin, Brooklyn concerts June 21-23, and future plans.
About Brin Solomon
Brin Solomon writes words and music in several genres and is doing their best to queer all of them. Solomon majored in composition at Yale University before earning their MFA in Musical Theatre Writing at NYU/Tisch. Their full-length musical Window Full of Moths has been hailed for its "extraordinary songs" that "add magic to otherwise ordinary lives", and their latest one-act, Have You Tried Not Being A Monster, has been described as "agitprop for Julia Serrano." Their writing has appeared in VAN, New Classic LA, and National Sawdust Log, and they recently won runner-up at the 2018 Rubin Institute for Music Criticism.
Entries by Brin Solomon
Brin Solomon reviews ‘Triptych (Eyes of One on Another),’ a provocative multimedia work with music by Bryce Dessner, inspired by the art of Robert Mapplethorpe, presented at BAM.
The Stonewall Riots, with their mythic aspects and contemporary resonances, inspired four brief new operas presented by NYU and American Opera Projects, reviewed by Brin Solomon.
Brin Solomon reviews a powerful new oratorio-in-progress by Tracy K. Smith and Aaron Siegel, based on Civil War-era letters sent by African American soldiers and their families, as performed by Songs of Solomon.
Ahead of a performance and panel discussion about Shirley Graham Du Bois and her opera ‘Tom-Tom’ at National Sawdust April 4, Brin Solomon speaks with scholar Lucy M. Caplan about the composer and work.
Brin Solomon reviews a concert by the Fisk Jubilee Singers, a foundational force in U.S. music history, celebrating the legacy of the similarly iconic composer-arranger Harry T. Burleigh at Zankel Hall.
Brin Solomon reviews a Composer Portrait concert featuring music by Wang Lu, as performed by members of the International Contemporary Ensemble and Yarn/Wire at Miller Theatre on Feb. 21.
Brin Solomon reviews “Soloicity,” an intimate evening of diverse composer-performers playing solo sets, curated by Molly Joyce for the Metropolis Ensemble at 1 Rivington St.
Brin Solomon reviews ‘Citizen,’ a new album on which the pianist Bruce Levingston presents classic and contemporary works that grapple with issues of citizenship, emphasizing individual, personal stories of belonging.
Having attended nearly all of its offerings this year, Brin Solomon weighs in on the thrills and challenges, successes and shortcomings of the 2019 PROTOTYPE Festival.