University of Chicago artist-in-residence eighth blackbird won two Grammys for its CD “strange imaginary animals” at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday in Los Angeles. Released in November 2006, the album won Best Chamber Music Performance and Best Producer of the Year, Classical, for Judith Sherman. Read more about the awards here.
Founded in 1996, the band has performed throughout North America, in Korea and Holland The centerpiece of eighth blackbird’s 2007-2008 season is its kinetic program “The Only Moving Thing”, featuring new commissions by Steve Reich, and maverick composers David Lang, Michael Gordon and Julia Wolfe. The group is also premiering Mirrors, a ground-breaking new multimedia work by composer Tamar Muskal and interactive digital artist Danny Rozin, as well as a new work by Stephen Hartke as part of the group’s “Sound Mirror” program.
For more about eighth blackbird, check out the ensemble’s site.
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