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MCA Studio: David T. Little


David T. Little

Photo: Merri Cyr


Composer David Little discusses his work with members of new music ensemble Eighth Blackbird as part of the group’s MCA residency.

The program includes performances of select passages from a new work Little is writing for the ensemble, debuting at MCA Stage in spring 2016.

About the Artist

David T. Little is “one of the most imaginative young composers” on the scene (The New Yorker) with “a knack for overturning musical conventions” (The New York Times). His operas Soldier Songs (PROTOTYPE Festival) and Dog Days (Peak Performances/Beth Morrison Projects) have been widely acclaimed. Educated at the University of Michigan and Princeton, Little is cofounder of the annual New Music Bake Sale, has served as Executive Director of MATA, serves on the Composition Faculty at Mannes-The New School and Shenandoah Conservatory, and is Composer-in-Residence with Opera Philadelphia, Gotham Chamber Opera, and Music-Theatre Group. The founding artistic director of the ensemble Newspeak, his music can be heard on New Amsterdam and Innova labels. He is published by Boosey & Hawkes.