Some of Phillip’s current talks include:
The Man Who Brought Civility Back to Town
The dynamic story of how Bimstein’s town healed its political divisions and restored dignity to its dialogue, as reported by Parade Magazine in “The Man Who Brought Civility Back to Town.”
Composing a Community: Practicing Politics With Music in Mind
An intriguing combination of political theory and musicology that opens up deeper understandings of music, civic dialogue and the community narratives in which they are embedded.
The Music of Dialogue
How to learn, adapt and apply simple musical skills – such as listening, support, collaboration and interpretation – to foster a more participatory approach to community issues.
Red Rock Rondo
A community’s self-knowledge is enriched through its stories and oral histories. Bimstein takes the audience on a stunningly beautiful multi-media journey of discovery via his Zion Canyon Song Cycle, performed by the folk ensemble Red Rock Rondo in the KUED-TV music special produced by the Western Folklife Center.
Cow Sounds and Pitchers’ Mounds
The colorful stories and sounds of Bimstein’s alternative classical music, from cows, coyotes, cats, casinos, ballpark beer vendors, jailhouses, cracking eggs—all the way to the cracks of Sammy Sosa’s and Mark McGwire’s bats! Bimstein weaves samples from his works with an inside peek into how these stories and sounds are gathered and made into music.
Listen to samples of Phillip Bimstein’s musical works which have been performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center and London’s Royal Opera House: