Selected Press

06/23/2021Musique en couleur pour prévenir le suicideLa Nouvelle République
"Le 9 juin [2021], le réseau VIES 37 (Vivre et intervenir ensemble face au suicide) a organisé à l’Institut de Touraine une masterclass avec Mary Bichner, compositrice invitée du projet artistique Ut Fortis. [...] Dans ce cadre, une série d’ateliers poétiques ont été menés par la poétesse Christina Goh, initiatrice de Ut Fortis, avec les étudiants de l’Institut. C’est la première fois qu’elles étaient ensemble sur scène en France, réunies par ce projet solidaire de la prévention du suicide."
04/09/2020Chords Become Colors: Inside SynesthesiaTIDAL"'When I play piano, the individual keys light up in their respective colors,' [says Bichner]. Ditto for letters and numbers: 'A typical phrase looks like this', she demonstrates, typing those words using a kaleidoscopic array of letters."
03/31/2019Beer Nut: WGBH, Aeronaut Brewing continuing Pindrop SessionsMassLive"... Aeronaut Brewery will close the second season of the Pindrop Sessions with 'The Senses of Summer', which was written by Boston-based composer Mary Bichner. 'The Senses of Summer' draws upon Bichner’s unique experience of sound-to-color synesthesia, — meaning she 'sees' splashes of specific colors when she hears certain pitches."
08/22/2018Mary Bichner: Seeing MusicArtSake Blog @ Massachusetts Cultural CouncilInterview with the Massachusetts Cultural Council's ArtSake Blog.
05/01/2017"Land of the Living: Spring at Mount Auburn Cemetery"Harvard Magazine"The current artist-in-residence is singer, musician, and composer Mary Bichner. She’s composed twelve “classipop” pieces—about scampering chipmunks, bees and butterflies, the orbiting sun, seasonal changes—and performs them in live concerts at Mount Auburn on June 3 and November 4 [2017]."
1/21/2016Classical Music Review: The Composer Focus Series Asks — “Mozart?”The Arts Fuse"Perhaps because of her background as a singer/songwriter, Bichner handles the stage naturally."
07/17/2014"Interview: Music of the (Aching) Heart"Central Square TheaterInterview with Rebecca Joy and Veronica Barron on serving as the music director/arranger
for The Nora Theatre Company's "Her Aching Heart".
07/17/2014"Review: Her Aching Heart @ Central Square Theater"The Arts Fuse"...the score by Veronica Barron [is] flawlessly played by a four-person orchestra under the direction of Mary Bichner. Their instrumentals and occasional choral music supply witty, jazzy, lyrical punctuation to the line with Bichner's unerring musicality."
03/01/2014"Interview: Somerville Artist of the Month [March 2014]"Somerville Arts CouncilInterview with the Somerville Arts Council for the March 2014 Somerville Artist of the Month award.