Alex Weiser

Composer

Broad gestures and rich textures are hallmarks of the “compelling” (The New York Times), “deliciously wistful” (San Francisco Classical Voice), music of composer Alex Weiser. Weiser’s debut album and all the days were purple, was named a 2020 Pulitzer Prize Finalist and cited as “a meditative and deeply spiritual work whose unexpected musical language is arresting and directly emotional.”

latest album

in a dark blue night

March 29, 2024

Cantaloupe Music

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Upcoming Performances

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Writings

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A Song Still Vital: Preserving and Reviving Yiddish Folk Music
June 20, 2023

A Song Still Vital: Preserving and Reviving Yiddish Folk Music

Learning Yiddish folksongs from archives and reimagining them for contemporary performances and compositions.

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They hailed from Belarus and Galicia — but New York was their muse
July 1, 2022

They hailed from Belarus and Galicia — but New York was their muse

In the early 20th century, Yiddish poets from Europe made New York their home...

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Yiddish Folk Song in Classical Music
June 24, 2022

Yiddish Folk Song in Classical Music

Jewish folk melodies have had a rich, unexpected influence on musical composition

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