Eve Beglarian

Eve Beglarian "is a humane, idealistic rebel and a musical sensualist." "One of new music's truly free spirits," and a "remarkable experimentalist," she is a composer, performer, and audio producer whose music is "an eclectic and wide-open series of enticements."

She recently completed a four and a half month journey down the Mississippi River by kayak and bicycle, which is documented on her RiverBlog. Her chamber, choral, and orchestral music has been commissioned and widely performed by the Los Angeles Master Chorale, the American Composers Orchestra, the Bang on a Can All-Stars, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the California EAR Unit, the Orchestra of St. Luke's, Relâche, the Paul Dresher Ensemble, Sequitur, and individual performers including Maya Beiser, Lauren Flanigan, Sarah Cahill, and Marya Martin.

Highlights of her work in music theater includes music for Mabou Mines' Obie-winning Dollhouse, Animal Magnetism, Ecco Porco, and Choephorai, all directed by Lee Breuer; Forgiveness, a collaboration with Chen Shi-Zheng and Noh master Akira Matsui; and the China National Beijing Opera Theater's production of The Bacchae, also directed by Chen Shi-Zheng. She has collaborated with choreographers including Ann Carlson, Robert LaFosse, Victoria Marks, Susan Marshall, and David Neumann, and with visual and video artists including Cory Arcangel, Anne Bray, Vittoria Chierici, Barbara Hammer, Kevork Mourad, Shirin Neshat, and Judson Wright.

"Ms. Beglarian kayaked and bicycled the length of the Mississippi River [and] has translated her findings into music of sophisticated rusticity… [Her] earnest new Americana song cycle captures those swift currents as vividly as Mark Twain did. The works waft gracefully on her handsome folk croon and varied folk instrumentation as mysterious as their inspiration." - New York Times