... to New Music World!
When we say new music, we mean new music from pianos to orchestras to synthesizers, from traditional forms and formats to experimental presentations. We mean sound art, multimedia, and any related means or media related to artistically-motivated ideas in sound.
What are we doing?
If you’re a composer, performer, sound artist, multimedia artist, or otherwise involved in new music, we can provide you with a platform to promote your events. Become a member, whether Participant, Professional, Organization, or Business, and use this platform to tell the world what you're doing.
Anyone, professional or public, wherever they are in the world, can access this platform, read your articles, and find your events in the calendar. Anyone can receive our emails about what you're doing. In fact, what we're doing is creating a global exchange for new music information, new ideas, new resources.
So what's an event?
Events are things that happen. We're organizing new music information as events. And we're placing new music events in time and space in a calendar that tells you the date that they happen and the location at which they happen.
When an event is related to a concept or an idea, or when it may benefit from historical knowledge or other peripheral information, it may call for a related article that illuminates a cultural context for the event. We call these articles connections. Connections will remain available in our archives as pointers to moments in the history of our time.
Here are a few examples ...
An event can be a concert, festival, installation, or any presentation of new music, sound art, or multimedia.
It can be a dance or theater performance that involves new music.
An event can be the release of a new CD or book, or ebook, or app, that relates to new music.
It can be a step ahead in technology, a new idea, for example, or the availability of a new instrument.
It can be the presentation of environmental sound art.
It can be a panel, a lecture, a symposium, a conference.
It can be a retreat, meeting, reception, or a party.
And as we conclude this brief welcome to New Music World with a party, let's think of the good times ahead. How can we benefit from having our work better known? From reaching out into a global information exchange with access to new ideas, people, and interactions? It all adds up to creativity, knowledge, resources, and opportunities. It's all good.
By the way, the images shown in this article are mostly from Electronic Music Foundation productions in New York in recent years. They are (from top to bottom):
A performance of Luigi Nono's La Lontananza Nostalgica Utopica Futura, February 28, 2012 at Judson Church, with Conrad Harris, violin, Alvise Vidolin, electronics, and Tom Beyer, technical director.
A performance of Luigi Nono's Con Luigi Dallapiccola, February 27, 2012 at Frederick Loewe Theater, NYU, with David Fein conducting the NYU Percussion Ensemble.
A moment from Xenakis and Japan, February 28, 2010 at Judson Church, Luca Veggetti, choreographer, with dancers from SUNY Purchase.
The cover of an ebookini by Richard Kostelanetz, published by Intelligent Arts.
Tomoko Sauvage performing with bowls and drops of water at EMF Studios, September 27, 2010.
Suspended Sounds, an immersive installation of the sounds of extinct, threatened, or endangered species, at Ear to the Earth, October 13 and 14, 2006 at 3LD Technology Center, thanks to Arup and Alban Bassuet for technical support and the Macaulay Library at the Cornell University of Ornithology for the recordings.
A panel on Sound Art and Preservation with Joel Chadabe, Shankar Barua (from India), Laurie Spiegel, David Monacchi, David Dunn, and Jim Tolisano, at Ear to the Earth, October 14, 2006 at 3LD Technology Center.
A group of fearless lawyers and musicians, from left to right Thomas Galligan, Lorne Reitzenstein, Reinhard Reitzenstein, Terrence O'Brien, Joel Chadabe, Gayle Young, Bill Blakeney, and Warren Cooper, at the Nekabong Hunting & Fishing Club in northern Quebec Province, assembled to record early-morning forest sounds for Yoko Ono's Secret Piece, to be performed at Ear to the Earth 2009 at Judson Church. And what a great time we all had.