Monday Link Round Up: February 27, 2017

News to start your week! The Oscars happened Sunday night – and Mica Levi was nominated for best film score for Jackie.  In recognition of her nomination, The New Yorker has a profile of the musician and composer. Also in The New Yorker, Alex Ross explores Kate Soper’s new work and “philosophy-opera” Ipsa Dexit which was recently presented by Wet Ink (a contemporary music ensemble) in New York City.  Read on about this complex and sophisticated work here. Women’s History Month is quickly approaching, and with it comes the Women Composers Festival of Hartford!  The lineup this year of performers, presenters, and composers…

Mica Levi wins major Film Award

Composer Mica Levi has been awarded the European Film Award for best composer, for her music to Under The Skin, a steamy Sci-Fi horror thriller, starring Scarlett Johansson.  Levi had no prior film experience, but the film’s music producer had heard a collaboration that her band, Micachu and the Shapes, had done with the London Sinfonietta. An article in The Guardian describes what happened.  Still trying to grasp her dramatic entre into the film music world, Levi has quite a bit to say about the film scene:  “When I was at the European Film Awards most of the people there…