Whitney George is a composer and conductor who specializes in the use of mixed media to blur the distinctions between concert performance, installation art, and theater. Utilizing a wide variety of material including literary texts, silent film, stock footage, and visual arts, George's compositions are characterized by an immersive theatricality that thrives on collaboration in all phases of the creative process. Her affinity for the macabre, the fantastic, and the bizarre frequently gives rise to musical programs that evoke the traditions of phantasmagoria and melodrama, challenging musicians to experiment liberally with their stage personae, and audiences to widen the scope of their attention. George’s music, performance art, and installations have had both international and domestic premieres in England, Hong Kong, Austria, the Netherlands, and the east and west coasts of the US. Her works have been performed and premiered by Mivos String Quartet, New York Trombone Consort, Low Brass Connection, Cygnus Ensemble, Transit Ensemble, Fulcrum Point String Quartet, CME (Contemporary Music Ensemble), The Curiosity Cabinet, Cadillac Moon, Contemporaneous, Face the Music, and Vigil Ensemble. Specializing in interdisciplinary, collaborative works, her staged and theatrical compositions have been recognized with numerous awards including the Lehman Engel Award in the2010, John Duffy Composers Institute Fellowship for two years running in 2010 and 2011, The Robert Starer Award in 2011. In 2012 a collection of her chamber works was released in the UK by Blue Tapes on a series of cassettes titled Blue Nine: Whitney George.
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