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Seeing is Believing

I’m premiering the orchestral version of Nico Muhly’s “Seeing is Believing” this season and into ’15-’16 with a consortium of 5 commissioning orchestras. The first performance was in January with the Sinfonia Gulf Coast in Destin, Florida with upcoming performances with the Colorado Symphony, American Symphony (in Carnegie Hall this October,) the Rhode Island Symphony and Stockton Symphony. Including live looping and effects, the work is truly a 21st century electric violin concerto by one of the most significant young composers of our time.

Tracy Silverman: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Tracy Silverman: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

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Tracy Silverman in the August edition of Strings Magazine

By Shelton Clark
Electric violinist Tracy Silverman draws inspiration from the art world on a bold new record

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Tracy Silverman article in the December edition of Strings Magazine

By Tracy Silverman
Keep the plaque and tartar off of your instrumental chops

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Tracy Silverman’s “Between the Kiss and the Chaos” now available on Delos/Naxos Records

The new CD is now available on Delos/Naxos Records! Listen to it and download it here. The main feature of the recording is my 2nd electric violin concerto, “Between the Kiss and the Chaos”, a 5 movement work based on iconic masterpieces of visual art recorded with the amazing Calder Quartet. The remainder of the CD is a 4 movement work of mine for electric violin and loop pedal called “Axis and Orbits”.

Read a review of the new CD

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5 Questions for Tracy Silverman

by David Dies
The recent release of “Between the Kiss and the Chaos” on Delos was a great opportunity to ask five questions to violinist, composer, and producer Tracy Silverman.

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“Embrace”

I’m proud to be premiering “Embrace”, the new electric violin concerto by Kenji Bunch. It was co-comissioned by 9 orchestras through an organization called the Orchestra Engagement Lab whose mission is to strengthen orchestras’ connections within  their communities.  The first premier was on April 6, 2013 with the Champlain Philharmonic Orchestra in Vermont and I’ve performed it recently with the Stockton Symphony, Berklee College Symphony and several others. there are still 2 more premiers coming up in Anchorage, Alaska with the Anchorage Symphony and in Avery Fisher Hall in NY with the Little Orchestra Society of NY in May. The piece coalesces on stage like a flash mob with orchestra members entering one by one from the audience and from various locations in the hall. It’s a joyful, beautiful work with plenty of room for me to improvise and rock out.

Terry Riley’s “The Palmian Chord Ryddle”

Terry Riley’s “The Palmian Chord Ryddle”

The Nashville Symphony and I performed the NY premier of a major new electric violin concerto, “The Palmian Chord Ryddle”, by legendary composer Terry Riley in Carnegie Hall on Saturday, May 12, 2012 on the closing concert of the 2012 Spring for Music Festival. Known as “the father of Minimalism”, Riley is one of the most important and influential composers of the 20th century. He changed the course of music history with his seminal 1964 work, “In C” which set the stage for composers such as John Adams, Phillip Glass, Steve Reich and even Pete Townsend of the rock band The Who, who paid homage to Riley with the synthesizer intro to the hit song, “Baba O’Riley”, (better known as “Teenage Wasteland.”)

Listen to the NPR broadcast of “The Palmian Chord Ryddle” live from Carnegie Hall
The Nashville Scene: Cover Story about Tracy
The Tennessean: Profile Article of Tracy
Promo Video for “Palmian Chord Ryddle”

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“Masters”

This collaboration with puppeteer, singer, artist Brian Hull is a work in progress which will result in a 90 min puppet opera, with live video and a live musical ensemble including myself, string quartet and percussion.

Free Mp3 Download of “Home to Madison”

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