Led by Melanie and Storm, the NWf PP’s goal is to make commissions an accessible, community experience, and strives for 50 performances of the work within its first year.
With this commission, Cole challenged himself to write a piece that is agnostic about pitch, allowing for melodic variation between performances.
It was also dedicated and first performed by Pauline Oliveros (for her sixtieth birthday), Joan La Barbara, William Winant, and Leonard Stein.
Fundraising & Cultivating the Medicis of Today – Room 119 Jeremy Jolley & Rose Bellini The relationship between musicians and patrons of the arts has always been a reality of the artist’s life, yet not included or discussed in the music schools of today.
Realizing a final composition that represents a collective of diverse members can be daunting; amass your skills under categories including, “You are not the most important voice: Letting go of the composer ego,” “Do the (not so) obvious,” and “Reflect, reflect, reflect.” As a final culmination, attendees will create their own miniature group composition using their newly found tools. (PONCHO Hall) Melanie Voytovich and Storm Benjamin, percussion Flowerpot Music No.
After the presentation, Jolley and Bellini will answer questions and guide a conversation around the topic.She asks musicians to first imagine all the possible sounds to be made using only a continuous single stroke roll and then imagine the physical movements that are necessary to make this sound, allowing the roll to begin involuntarily as a result of the strength of their imaginations.The roll seeks out new sounds involuntarily as each musician imagines the sound, its tempo and the corresponding physical movements necessary to make it, but the performance is over if the musician’s mind wanders.(Poncho Hall) Adopted from the brilliant folks at the New Music Gathering, “New Music Speed Dating” is an age-old strategy to meet & greet fellow lovers of new music.While the original speed-dating format pairs composers with performers, we have tweaked this format to our needs here at NUMUS.