Musiqa to Present DEEP SKY OBJECTS at Space Center Houston, 2/13

Currier has received many prestigious awards, including the Berlin Prize, Rome Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and has held residencies at the MacDowell and Yaddo colonies. He received a D.M.A. from the Juilliard School; and from 1999-2007 he taught at Columbia University.

An author and poet, Sarah Manguso is the author, most recently, of The Guardians (2012). Her previous book, the memoir The Two Kinds of Decay (2008), was named an Editors' Choice by the New York Times Sunday Book Review and a Best Book of the Year by the Independent (UK), the San Francisco Chronicle, the Telegraph (UK), and Time Out Chicago. Her other books include the story collection Hard to Admit and Harder to Escape (2007), published as one of three volumes in McSweeney's One Hundred and Forty-Five Stories in a Small Box, and the poetry collections Siste Viator (2006) and The Captain Lands in Paradise (2002).

Honors for her writing include a Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University, and the Rome Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Manguso currently teaches writing at NYU and has taught previously at Columbia, Fairfield, the New School, and the Pratt Institute. Born and raised near Boston, she was educated at Harvard and the Iowa Writers' Workshop.

Winner of the 2013 Chamber Music America/ASCAP Adventurous Programming Award, Musiqa is a non-profit organization dedicated to the performance of contemporary classical music. Founded in 2002 and led by five composers, Musiqa aims to enrich and inspire the community through programs that integrate contemporary music with other modern art forms. Musiqa celebrates modern creative arts through interdisciplinary concerts that highlight modern music and its connections to literature, film, dance, art, and more. With its innovative collaborations and educational programming, Musiqa strives to make modern repertoire accessible and vital to audiences of all ages and musical backgrounds. Musiqa is funded in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and has received its fifth consecutive NEA grant for innovative educational programming.

Pictured: Musiqa's Deep Sky Objects, Karol Bennett, soloist