Please join the New Mexico Contemporary Ensemble in welcoming Sky Macklay back to New Mexico! Each concert will present two brand-new works by Sky, as well as pieces by Sarah Hennies and Michele Abondano. Donations are accepted at the door.
Clara Byom, Dalton Harris, Chris Ogden, Rosie Hutchinson, Martin Ly
Sky Macklay (b. 1988) is a composer, oboist, and installation artist based in Baltimore. Her music is conceptual yet expressive, exploring extreme contrasts, surreal tonality, audible processes, humor, and the physicality of sound. She has been commissioned by Chamber Music America (with Splinter Reeds), the Fromm Foundation at Harvard University (with Ensemble Dal Niente), the Barlow Endowment (with andPlay), and The Jerome Fund for New Music. Sky’s work has also been recognized with awards and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, The American Academy of Arts and Letters, ASCAP, and Civitella Ranieri. Recent projects include an opera set in a uterus and three interactive installations of harmonica-playing inflatable sculptures. Sky is an Assistant Professor of Composition at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, and her music is published by C. F. Peters. She spent much of 2021 in Paris as a fellow at the Columbia Institute for Ideas and Imagination.