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2024.5.24 Frank Carlberg Mini-Lesson

Frank Carlberg


May 25, 2024

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Daniel Jamieson

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Each week we upload a free Mini-Lesson to our YouTube channel featuring one of our Presenting Artists.


Pianist, composer, and faculty member at the New England Conservatory Frank Carlberg explores tetrachords - four note groupings - and how exploring them in tandem leads us to new and interesting sounds, using his piece "O", from an upcoming unreleased work.

About the Presenting Artists(s)

Originally a native of Helsinki, Finland, pianist & composer Frank Carlberg has carved himself a niche in the New York jazz community. As a leader, his groups include the Frank Carlberg’s Word Circus (performing settings of a wide variety of texts by contemporary poets), the Tivoli Trio and the Frank Carlberg Large Ensemble. Carlberg has been commissioned to write music for big bands, small ensembles, symphony orchestras as well as modern dance companies. He has composed nearly 200 settings to a wide range of texts and poetry. In addition to his playing and composing activities Carlberg also serves on the faculty at New England Conservatory. Carlberg has released over 20 albums as a leader. He was a founding member of the Douglass Street Music Collective and runs the Red Piano Records label. He runs 20 Questions, an interview blog. His latest release is Frank Carlberg Large Ensemble - Elegy For Thelonious on the Sunnyside Records label.

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