The Babcock Season welcomes Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Ellen Reid, one of the most innovative artists of her generation. A composer and sound artist whose breadth of work spans opera, sound design, film scoring, ensemble and choral writing, she was awarded the the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in music for her opera, p r i s m.
Ellen will join us for a virtual conversation on April 20 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. She will share her work, inspiration and creative process and answer questions from guests. Plus, we will talk about her new soundwalk at Wolf Trap and our plans for a soundwalk at Sweet Briar in the fall.
Along with composer Missy Mazzoli, Ellen co-founded the Luna Composition Lab. Luna Lab is a mentorship program for young, female-identifying, non-binary and gender non- conforming composers. Also, since the fall of 2019, she has served as creative advisor and composer-in-residence for Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.
She is inspired by music from all over the globe, and she splits her time between her two favorite cities – Los Angeles (where she has been commissioned all of the big four ensembles) and New York (where she has been commissioned by the New York Philharmonic).