Alarm Will Sound at Oscar Bettison Composer Portrait

Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 8:00pm


Pale Icons of Night (2018) New York premiere

Livre des Sauvages (2012)

Alarm Will Sound returns to Miller Theatre at Columbia University with the music of Oscar Bettison featuring the NY premiere of Pale Icons of Night, a violin concerto written for AWS violinist Courtney Orlando. Oscar Bettison has an affinity for inventing instruments from found material and for reimagining the roles of existing instruments, and his music explores the boundaries of pitch and noise, classical and rock, convention and invention. Bettison’s work has been described as possessing “an unconventional lyricism and a menacing beauty” (WNYC).

Miller Theatre at Columbia University
New York, NY