Michelle DiBucci

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Michelle DiBucci is a composer who writes scores for opera, theater, dance, film and TV. She worked on the film scores for Wendigo,[1] Carrier,[2][3] Gêmeas, and for Creepshow. Her soundtrack for Wendigo won the WNYC New Sounds Listeners Poll: Best New Soundtracks.[4] She is primarily a composer for the theater with more than 30 credits.[1] Her ballet, Charlotte Salomon: Der Tod und die Malerin (Death and the Painter), premiered at Musiktheater im Revier, in Gelsenkirchen, Germany in 2015 under the direction and choreography of Bridget Breiner.[5] The work was awarded the 2015 Der Faust Award, Germany’s highest prize for theater and dance, winning in the category of Best Choreography for Breiner.[6] DiBucci’s music-theater work, Basetrack Live had its New York premiere at Brooklyn Academy of Music, Next Wave Festival in 2014 and was deemed part of the “Best Theater of 2014” list by Charles Isherwood of the New York Times.[7] Her music has been performed at Komische Oper in Berlin, Alice Tully Hall, Stockholm Concert Hall, the BAM Harvey Theater and at Zankel Hall in New York.[8][9][10]

DiBucci received her B.M. in music composition from Carnegie Mellon University and her M.M. in music composition from The Juilliard School in New York.[8] She has been on the faculty at the Juilliard School since 1992 teaching in both the music and drama divisions.[citation needed]


Charlotte Salomon: Der Tod und die Malerin (Death and the Painter), a ballet with singers based on Leben? oder Theater? by Charlotte Salomon. Commissioned by Musiktheater im Revier, Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Choreography Bridget Breiner. Premiere: February 14, 2015.[11]

Basetrack Live, New York Premiere: November 11, 2014, Next Wave Festival, Brooklyn Academy of Music.[2]

On the Nature of Things, for Pilobolus Dance Theater. New York at The Joyce Theater on July 15, 2014.[12]

Biederman’s Match, Based on Max Frisch’s Biedermann und die Brandstifter adapted by Beau Willimon with lyrics by Portia Kamons. Premiered on February 11, 2011 at the artist residency program, Launch Pad, at UCSB, Risa Brainin, Director.[13]

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  1. ^ Kip, Jeremiah (2002-12-17). "Wendigo". filmcritic.com. Retrieved 11 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Michelle DiBucci". The New York Times. 
  3. ^ http://www.pbs.org/weta/carrier/the_film_credits.htm
  4. ^ "#2112: Program #2112". WNYC. Retrieved 2016-01-07. 
  5. ^ "Musiktheater im Revier Gelsenkirchen - Der Tod und die Malerin (WA)". www.musiktheater-im-revier.de. Retrieved 2016-01-07. 
  6. ^ "Bridget Breiner erhält zum zweiten Mal den "Faust"". WAZ. https://www.google.com/+derwesten. Retrieved 2016-01-07.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  7. ^ Isherwood, Charles (2014-12-10). "Charles Isherwood's Best Theater of 2014: 'Father Comes Home From the Wars' and More". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-01-07. 
  8. ^ a b "Michelle DiBucci | Bio". michelledibucci.com. Retrieved 2016-01-07. 
  9. ^ "Michelle DiBucci | The Juilliard School". www.juilliard.edu. Retrieved 2016-01-07. 
  10. ^ "Kronos Quartet". kronosquartet.org. Retrieved 2016-01-07. 
  11. ^ "Michelle DiBucci | Composer". michelledibucci.com. Retrieved 2016-01-07. 
  12. ^ "Pilobolus is a Fungus | Pilobolus at the Joyce Theater, July 15 – Aug. 10, 2014....". NYC Dance Stuff. Retrieved 2016-01-07. 
  13. ^ "Biederman's Match". Performing Arts Live. performingartslive.com. 2016. Retrieved 2016-01-07.