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Angélica Negrón

Puerto Rican-born composer and multi-instrumentalist Angélica Negrón writes music for accordions, robotic instruments, toys and electronics as well as for chamber ensembles, orchestras and choir.

Her music has been described as “wistfully idiosyncratic and contemplative” (WQXR/Q2) while The New York Times noted her “capacity to surprise.” Negrón has been commissioned by the Bang on a Can All-Stars, A Far Cry, MATA Festival, loadbang, Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Sō Percussion and the American Composers Orchestra, among others. As the first composer-in-residence at the New York Botanical Garden, she composed an immersive work for electronic soundscape and 100 voice chorus performed in the Thain Family Forest. Upcoming premieres include works for New York Philharmonic (Project 19), Dallas Symphony Orchestra and National Symphony Orchestra (co-commissioned work for orchestra and organ), and San Francisco Girls Chorus. Negrón continues to perform and compose for film.

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Chorus of the Forest

Duration

60:00

Year

2019

Category

Vocal, Electronics

Instrumentation

Chorus, Robotic Percussion, Fixed electronics

Availability

Premiere

Performance

Commissioned by the New York Botanical Garden

Cosecha

Duration

7 minutes

Year

2019

Category

Vocal

Instrumentation

Availability

Yes

Premiere

Performance

Commissioned by San Francisco Girls Chorus

Fruity Roll Up On Sparkly Lip Glass

Duration

11:00

Year

2019

Category

Chamber, Electronics

Instrumentation

1.0.bcl.tsx.0/dms/0.pf/str(vc);electronics

Availability

Premiere

Performance

Commissioned by Naked Eye Ensemble

Gone

Duration

5:30

Year

2019

Category

Chamber

Instrumentation

Percussion quartet, Robotic percussion

Availability

Premiere

Performance

Commissioned by So Percussion

I Shouldn’t Be Up Here

Duration

Year

2019

Category

Vocal

Instrumentation

Availability

Premiere

Performance

Commissioned by San Francisco Girls Chorus

Letras para cantar

Duration

11:00

Year

2019

Category

Vocal, Electronics

Instrumentation

Female Voices, Electronics

Availability

Premiere

Performance

Commissioned by Liquid Music

Marejada

Duration

7 minutes

Year

2020

Category

Chamber

Instrumentation

String Quartet

Availability

No

Premiere

Performance

Commissioned by Kronos Performing Arts Association

Nada Mejor Que Una Persona

Duration

6:00

Year

2018

Category

Vocal

Instrumentation

SSAA

Availability

No

Premiere

Performance

Commissioned by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus

Paradise

Duration

6:00

Year

2019

Category

Vocal, Electronics

Instrumentation

SATB, Fixed electronics

Availability

Premiere

Performance

Sonidos del Avistamiento

Duration

15:00

Year

2019

Category

Orchestra

Instrumentation

2.2.2.2/2.2.0.0/tmp/str: 6.5.5.4.2

Availability

Yes

Premiere

Performance

Commissioned by Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra

These Strings

Duration

3:00

Year

2019

Category

Instrumentation

Availability

Premiere

Performance

Un, Dos, Tres

Duration

4:30

Year

2019

Category

Orchestra

Instrumentation

2.2.2.2/4.2.3.1/tmp+3perc/strings (10.8.6.5.4)

Availability

Yes

Premiere

Performance

Commissioned by Carnegie Hall

Why Does the Moon Keep Following Us?

Duration

5:36

Year

2019

Category

Chamber, Electronics

Instrumentation

fl.cl/pf/electronics

Availability

Yes

Premiere

Performance

Commissioned by Parhelion Trio