Composer Alyssa Weinberg (b. 1988) is best-known for crafting visceral, communicative scores, which have been lauded for their “frenetic yet cohesive musical language” (icareifyoulisten) and “heavyweight emotional dimensions.” (bachtrack) Alyssa finds collaboration deeply inspiring, and her music pulls concepts from her work with writers, dancers and visual artists.
A natural organizer and thought-leader in her field, Alyssa founded duende, a series for experimental dance in Philadelphia, along with cellist Gabriel Cabezas and dancer/choreographer Chloe Perkes in 2013. Duende presents events in a variety of settings and alternative venues, emphasizing equality between movement and music, with a deep exploration into the intersection of those two disciplines.
Alyssa’s music has been commissioned and performed by some of the most accomplished artists and ensembles around the world, including eighth blackbird, So Percussion, yMusic, and the Aizuri Quartet, as well as the Minnesota Orchestra, San Diego Symphony, Louisville Orchestra, and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.
Alyssa Weinberg received an Artist Diploma from the Curtis Institute of Music, an M.M. in Composition from the Manhattan School of Music, and a B.M. in Composition and Theory at Vanderbilt University. Weinberg is currently a doctoral fellow at Princeton University.