Member Profile: Andrew McManus
Andrew McManus’ (b. 1985) orchestral work Strobe, premiered in June 2014 by the New York Philharmonic, was called “riveting” and “breathless…surging…hazy…sometimes all at once” by the New York Times. The imagery in his recent works ranges from Wagner’s “Magic Fire Music” and Dominican merengue to the electrical behavior of rat neurons and Renaissance dance rhythms. Ensembles and festivals that have featured his works include Alarm Will Sound, eighth blackbird, the Pacifica Quartet, Fort Worth Opera, the Aspen Music Festival, New York Youth Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, and CULTIVATE, a festival at the Aaron Copland House.