Christian B. Carey

Composer, writer, performer

This Friday: Righteous Girls Release Party at Joe’s Pub

This Friday at Joe’s Pub, Righteous Girls celebrate the release of their New Focus CD gathering blue, which contains my composition For Milton. Doors open at 6 and the show is at 7 PM (Get tickets here).

Guess Who Has Written Ten Symphonies?

In Process

Second of three short piano pieces.
Second of three short piano pieces.

Happy Anniversary

This piece was written for my first wedding anniversary as a present to my beloved wife, Kay Mitchell. Here are mezzo soprano Megan Ihnen and violist John Yuan performing it. Today is our sixth anniversary. I love her more and more each day.


Bert Jansch: “Blackwaterside” (SoundCloud)

Bert Jansch

“Live at the 12 Bar” is now on vinyl via Earth Recordings.

Sarah Kirkland Snider, “The Witch”

Sarah Kirkland Snider

Sarah Kirkland Snider’s recording Unremembered is out September 4th on New Amsterdam Records. Check out album track “The Witch” via the Soundcloud embed below.

Another Righteous Girls Show

New tour date for Righteous Girls, this one back in NYC.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 – 8PM
RighteousGIRLS Double Bill with JP Jofre @ Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
185 Orchard Street, New York, NY
Tickets: $10.00/$12.00

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Tonight at FCM: Copland, Foss, Ives, Bernstein

Lukas Foss

Here is Michael Tilson Thomas, tonight’s guest conductor, with his regular “band,” the San Francisco Symphony, in Aaron Copland’s Orchestral Variations. 

Also on the program, Quintets for Orchestra by my teacher Lukas Foss, Leonard Bernstein’s Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs, and Charles Ives’s New England Holidays.

Julian Anderson

At the Festival of Contemporary Music today, we also heard the premiere of Julian Anderson’s Second String Quartet. A fascinating piece filled with alternate tunings and myriad playing effects, it is one that I will be pondering for a long while.

Here’s a video of a piece that I heard recently, Anderson’s Prayer for solo viola. It was played on a Locrian Chamber Players concert in New York.

Oscar Bettison

Enjoyed hearing the premiere today at Tanglewood of Oscar Bettison’s string quartet. Here’s an excerpt from one of his best known works, O Death, played by the estimable Ensemble Klang.

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