CMR Composer-in-Residence Presentation with Oscar Bettison

Dublin School, Dublin, New Hampshire

June 15, 2024

7:30pm Eastern

Free and open to the public

Watch the livestream here.

Oscar Bettison’s music lives, thrillingly, on a razor’s edge between unpredictability and a groove wrought of full-bodied play. Born on the United Kingdom’s Channel Islands to Spanish and British parents, Bettison was fascinated from an early age by the interplay between the “weird, hazy, tenuous aural image” in his imagination and the wild effort to wrestle it onto the page. After studying in Amsterdam with Louis Andriessen and Martijn Padding, he learned to embrace this creative discomfort, crashing through challenges with fantastic, imaginative twists. As Bettison has said: “It’s not that refinement is a bad thing. But there are times when it can get in the way.” Join us for a presentation by Mr. Bettison of some of his work.

Sunday, June 16, 2024
7:30 pm — 9:00 pm (1h 30′)