Collegiate Faculty


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Sarah Cahill has commissioned, premiered and recorded numerous compositions for solo piano. Composers who have dedicated works to her include John Adams, Frederic Rzewski, Terry Riley, Julia Wolfe and Evan Ziporyn, and she has premiered pieces by Lou Harrison, Ingram Marshall, George Lewis, Leo Ornstein and many others. Recent appearances include the Triptych Festival in Scotland and the Pacific Crossings Festival in Japan. She hosts a weekly music show on KALW 91.7 FM, and her radio show with Meredith Monk and Björk can be heard at www.counterstreamradio. org. Last year she hosted two discussions with pianist Richard Goode at the Metropolitan Museum (with some fourhand playing). Cahill's writings have appeared in the John Adams Reader, Historical Performance, Contemporary Music Review and other publications. For her latest project, called A Sweeter Music, she commissioned 16 composers, including Frederic Rzewski, Terry Riley, Meredith Monk, Yoko Ono, Pauline Oliveros, Jerome Kitzke and Peter Garland, to write compositions on the theme of peace. Her recordings are on the New Albion, Cold Blue, CRI, New World, Tzadik and Albany labels.