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Interview with Margaret Lancaster


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Interdisciplinary flutist (New York). Interviewed in a New York café. 5 January 2010.


“New-music luminary” (The New York Times) and “leading exponent of the avant-garde flute” (Village Voice), Margaret Lancaster has premiered well over 100 pieces and has built a large repertoire of new works composed specifically for her that employ extended techniques, dance, drama, multi-media and electronics. Performance highlights include Lincoln Center Festival, Spoleto Festival USA, Ibsen Festival, Santa Fe New Music, Whitney Museum, Edinburgh Festival, Tap City, New Music Miami and Festival d’Automne. She has recorded on New World Records, OO Discs, Innova, Naxos and Tzadik, and was selected for Meet the Composer’s New Works for Soloist Champions project. Noted for her inter-disciplinary performances, Lancaster — who also works as an actor, choreographer, dancer, and amateur furniture designer — presents solo and chamber music concerts worldwide and acts in Lee Breuer’s OBIE-winning Mabou Mines DollHouse.

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