Milica Paranosic Commissioned for ACO/LVMH Piece, to Play Carnegie Hall, 10/26
LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the world's leading high quality products group, and acclaimed new music orchestra American Composers Orchestra (ACO) have announced that Milica Paranosic has been selected to receive the fourth ACO / LVMH-sponsored artistic commission. ACO's Orchestra Underground will perform the world premiere of the work featuring electronics, projections and orchestra at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall on October 26, 2012.
Renaud Dutreil, Chairman of LVMH Inc. in North America, said of Milica's work, "As an organization with a strong living cultural heritage, we are very excited to promote Milica's piece. The way Milica brings a story to life giving you a pallet of visuals through all aspects of sound is truly inspiring. The creativity and authenticity that emanates from her work reflects LVMH's Art de Vivre values."
Born in Belgrade, Paranosic lives in New York City. As a composer/sound designer/conceptual and multimedia artist/educator and producer, she has provoked audiences from opera-goers to soccer fans. Classically trained, Paranosic prefers calling herself "classically challenged" as her influences are just as much the ones from the street and pop culture as the ones from her formal education.
Paranosic writes music, concepts, sounds, computer patches, theatrical scripts, short stories, and uses human voice, found objects, technological tools and musical instruments as her music carriers, giving them equal "rights."
Paranosic first came to the attention of ACO through its annual new music readings, a nationwide professional development program providing career-building experience and exposure to aspiring orchestral composers.
LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton is represented in Wines and Spirits by a portfolio of brands that includes Moët & Chandon, Dom Pérignon, Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin, Krug, Ruinart, Mercier, Château d'Yquem, Hennessy, Glenmorangie, Ardbeg, Vodka Belvedere, 10 Cane, Chandon, Cloudy Bay, Terrazas de los Andes, Cheval des Andes, Green Point, Cape Mentelle, Newton, Wen Jun. Its Fashion and Leather Goods division includes Louis Vuitton, the world's leading luxury brand, as well as Céline, Loewe, Kenzo, Givenchy, Thomas Pink, Fendi, Emilio Pucci, Donna Karan, Marc Jacobs and Berluti. LVMH is present in the Perfumes and Cosmetics sector with Parfums Christian Dior, Guerlain, Parfums Givenchy, Parfums Kenzo, Perfumes Loewe as well as other promising cosmetic companies (BeneFit Cosmetics, Make Up For Ever, Acqua di Parma and Fresh). LVMH is also active in selective retailing as well as in other activities through DFS, Sephora, Le Bon Marché, Samaritaine and Royal Van Lent. LVMH's Watches and Jewelry division comprises Bulgari, TAG Heuer, Chaumet, Dior Watches, Zenith, Fred, Hublot and De Beers Jewellery, a joint venture created with the world's leading diamond group.
Now entering its 36th year, American Composers Orchestra is the only orchestra in the world dedicated to the creation, performance, preservation, and promulgation of music by American composers. ACO makes the creation of opportunities for American composers its central purpose. It serves as an incubator of ideas and talent; as a catalyst for growth among orchestras; and as an advocate for American composers and their music. ACO has performed music by more than 750 American composers, including 250 world premieres and commissioned works. Through its concerts at Carnegie Hall and other venues, recordings, broadcasts, educational programs, New Music Readings and commissions, ACO identifies today's brightest emerging composers, champions established composers and increases awareness of the variety of American orchestral music. Among the honors ACO has received are awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and BMI recognizing the orchestra's outstanding contribution to American music. ASCAP has awarded its annual prize for adventurous programming to ACO 34 times, singling it out as "the orchestra that has done the most for new American music in the United States." ACO received the inaugural MetLife Award for Excellence in Community Engagement, and a proclamation from the New York City Council. ACO recordings are available on ARGO, CRI, ECM, Point, Phoenix USA, MusicMasters, Nonesuch, Tzadik, and New World Records, and live concert recordings are available at iTunes, Amazon.com and InstantEncore.com.
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