Kosmologia will present Dreaming/Undreaming at the Ear Taxi Festival in Chicago

Our sister interdisciplinary project Kosmologia has been invited to present DreamingUndreaming at the exciting Ear Taxi Festival of Chicago, September 18 and 19, 2021.

Originally commissioned by The Princeton Festival for the virtual season of 2021, Dreaming/ Undreaming will be presented in its hybrid version, with the wonderful pianist Natasha Stojanovska performing live to videos projected in real time by their creators Camilla Tassi and Ryan Belock.

Learn more HERE!

To see a glimpse of Dreaming/Undreaming, click HERE

A Podcast with Carmen-Helena Téllez and The Princeton Festival

Aquavá’s artistic co-director Carmen-Helena Téllez was interviewed by The Princeton Festival on different topics concerning women in music, the role of new modes of presentation during the coronavirus pandemic, and her work in inter-artistic composition with Aquavá’s sister project Kosmologia. You can access the podcast throughout the month of June at this link:

The Princeton Festival Podcast

Natasha Stojanovska records music by Eastern European women composers

The brilliant Macedonian pianist based in Chicago and Santa Fe, NM, has begun her project of recording works by Eastern European women composers Grażyna Bacewicz, Bojana Petrovic Aleksova, Zara Levina, Maria Szymanowska, Dora Pejačević and her own two Phantasies No.1 and No.2.  The project will be engineered by the outstanding Dan Nichols of Aphorism Studio, and produced by Carmen-Helena Tellez of Aquava New Music. (Photo courtesy of Howard Eckdahl)

Critical Praise for the CD John Eaton-The Sor Juana Project

The independent critic Grego Applegate Edwards has issued a wonderful review of John Eaton-The Sor Juana Project! He has praised its “precision and flair” of the ensemble, as well as the “presence and poise” of the vocalists Kate Maroney, Hyona Kim, Tony Boutté and Bridget Parker.  It was indeed a privilege for Aquava New Music Studio  to be commissioned by the John Eaton Foundation to bring this project into fruition. John Eaton (1934-2015) was a visionary and influential  figure in the world of microtonal American music, and considered “the most interesting opera composer working in America today” by Andrew Porter and the Financial Times. For more information on John Eaton’s work and legacy, please visit his biographical page  at the John Eaton Foundation’s website. The the two-CD album  John Eaton-The Sor Juana Project is available at CDBaby, Amazon.com, and digital outlets everywhere.