Circles and Lines is a new composers consortium providing an eclectic and accessible sample of compositional styles in contemporary classical music. Its members include Angelica Negron, Noam Faingold, Conrad Winslow, Eric Lemmon and Dylan Glatthorn
Circles and Lines has been reviewed by The New York Times, calling the group “the mirror image of most new-music groups” and lauding its members’ compositions as, “gracefully chromatic,” “quirky,” “thorny,” and “assured.” The group has also been featured on Q2’s (Radio Station WNYC’s contemporary programming) Live Concerts series. They wrote,
“Though the illustrious composers of Circles and Lines possess a range of experiences – from composing music for toys and unconventional instruments to founding the music criticism and review site OpenSourceMusic to being composer-in-residence at Tulsa’s Midtown School – they have all managed to find common ground right here in New York City. Featuring pieces which involve everything from electronics to prepared piano to banjo to chamber orchestra, this (L)PR concert exemplifies Circles & Lines’ colorful backgrounds and mission to program a performance that runs the gamut of today’s emerging composers”
Though the group has won accolades for their work, its individual composers have also won prestigious awards and grants and fellowships from the American Music Center, the Salzburg Seminar, The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, commissions from MATA, the Albany Symphony and Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, ASCAP’s Morton Gould Award and NYU’s Creative Collaboration Grant among others. Concerts have taken place at New York City venues like Le Poisson Rouge, Vaudeville Park gallery, Tenri Cultural Institute and Greenwich House.