ETHAN GANS-MORSE is the award-winning composer of a new opera, The Canticle of the Black Madonna, premiering in Portland in September, 2014. He serves as Executive Director of Anima Mundi Productions and is the founder of the Ambrosia Ensemble.
Ethan's works have been performed by the Portland Vocal Consort, American Creators Ensemble, Quartetto Indaco, the Fireworks Ensemble, and the Eugene Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, and have been featured at the Music Today Festival, the Vanguard Concert Series, the Oregon Composers Forum, the highSCORE Festival, the Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium, the Instrumenta Oaxaca Festival, and the Ashland Winter Fine Arts Festival.
His compositions brings together his love of Renaissance and Baroque music with his passion for new, socially relevant works of art that inspire a sense of human connection.
Ethan holds a Masters in music composition from the University of Oregon and a Bachelors in music and linguistics from Macalester College.
Three Representative Works: Bucolic Dances (2011) The Earth is Bleeding (Mara's Lament) and Black Am I and All-Loving, both from the opera The Canticle of the Black Madonna (2013).
Visit Me Online:
• Music: (1) Personal (2) Opera: The Canticle of the Black Madonna
• Web: (1) Personal (2) Opera: The Canticle of the Black Madonna
• Video: Ave Maria with Artwork and poetry by Tiziana DellaRovere
• Social Media: (1) Personal (2) Opera: The Canticle of the Black Madonna
Oregon Connection: I was born and raised in Southern Oregon and attended graduate school at the University of Oregon where I studied under Dr. Robert Kyr and Dr. David Crumb.
I am currently the Executive Director of Anima Mundi Productions, a 501c3 non-profit Arts Initiative based in Oregon committed to healing the soul of the world through bold new works of art, and through which my partner Tiziana DellaRovere and I are producing our opera The Canticle of the Black Madonna: A Soldier's Journey in Portland, Oregon in 2014