2019 WildShore

Wild Shore Artist in Residence and Concerts

The Homer performance of new work will be Friday, September 28 at 7:30pm @ Bunnell

Full Tour Dates:

Thursday, Sept. 26, 7:30 pm Concert – Kenai Fine Arts Center
Saturday, Sept. 28, 7:30 pm Concert – Bunnell
Sunday, Sept. 29, 5 pm Concert – UAA

In 2019 Wild Shore features the music of Ukrainian-Canadian composer, artist, and vocalist Anna Pidgorna. Pidgorna, currently pursuing a Ph.D. in music composition at Princeton University, combines traditional music making, visual arts, writing, and carpentry into her multimedia practice. Pidgorna is currently completing a two-part residency culminating in a newly commissioned work. During her initial two-week residency in Winter/Spring 2019, Pidgorna will begin her Wild Shore/Bunnell-commissioned work. In the Fall of 2019, Pidgorna will return to Alaska combining the Wild Shore Trio (flute/violin/piano) and violin-voice duo CIPHER (acclaimed soprano Justine Aronson and violinist Sarah Goldfeather) to give the world premiere of Anna Pidgorna’s commissioned work, which will be presented with a visual artwork imbedded with the score of Pidgorna’s music.

Mary Kouyoumdjian, Wild Shore’s New Co-Artistic Director!
Wild Shore is thrilled to welcome friend and collaborator Mary Kouyoumdjian join the Wild Shore team! Mary is a composer whose projects range from concert works to multimedia collaborations and film scores. She has received commissions from the Kronos Quartet, Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Alarm Will Sound, Roomful of Teeth, OPERA America, Beth Morrison Projects, the American Composers Forum/JFund, International Contemporary Ensemble [ICE], Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Friction Quartet, and Experiments in Opera. Her documentary work was recently presented by the NY Philharmonic Biennial and her residencies include Alarm Will Sound, Roulette/The Jerome Fund, Montalvo Arts, and Exploring the Metropolis. Kouyoumdjian is pursuing her D.M.A. in Composition at Columbia University. She is a co-founder of the annual new music conference New Music Gathering.

We are sad to say goodbye to Conrad Winslow but excited for him to start a new life in Berlin! Conrad will always remain a part of Wild Shore and is now serving on our Artistic Advisory Board.

Supported by a Harper Arts Touring Grants fund in part by Rasmuson Foundation and administered by Alaska State Council on the Arts and a TourWest grant from WESTAF and the National Endowment for the Arts