COMPOSER IN RESIDENCE DYLAN MATTINGLY AND LIBRETTIST THOMAS BARTSCHERER USED THEIR TIME IN RESIDENCE TO WORK ON THEIR LATEST COLLABORATION THE HISTORY OF LIFE. MATTINGLY AND BARTSCHERER GAVE A TALK ABOUT THEIR NEW WORK IN PROGRESS AND SHARED EXCERPTS OF THEIR EARLIER COLLABORATION, THE ECSTATIC OPERA STRANGER LOVE, IN ANTICIPATION OF A MAJOR PRODUCTION IN 2021.
Dylan Mattingly is the founding executive and co-artistic director of the new music performance group Contemporaneous. Mattingly’s commissions include works for the L.A Philharmonic, the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, the Berkeley Symphony, the Del Sol String Quartet, John Adams, Marin Alsop, and Sarah Cahill. He was awarded the prestigious Charles Ives Scholarship by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Ezra Laderman Prize and the Philip Francis Nelson Prize. Mattingly graduated from The Yale School of Music, where he studied with David Lang, Martin Bresnick, and Christopher Theofanidis, and is mentored by composer John Adams. Thomas Bartscherer has collaborated with Contemporaneous on two previous projects including the narration for Dylan Mattingly’s The Bakkhai. He is a research associate on the Équipe Nietzsche at the Institut des Textes et Manuscrits Modernes (Paris) and is the Peter Sourian Senior Lecturer in the Humanities at Bard College.