JULY 2020: NYNME has launched a special new initiative to creatively collaborate with composers during this time of social distancing. The call for proposals is an opportunity to challenge composers to create musical concepts outside the traditional concert performance experience. The search attracted a diverse and talented pool of 97 applicants! NYNME is honored to announce the inaugural recipients: Oren Boneh; Flannery Cunningham; Nathan Shields and Edward RosenBerg III, along with two emerging composer mentorships awarded to Tyson Davis and Ben Zervigón.
Thank you to all of the composers who submitted proposals. We are blown away by the response to our call and are incredibly excited to work with and share with you the six composers we have commissioned.
Learn more about each of the composers below and stay tuned as NYNME works with each of them to record their work!
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The inaugural Micro Commissions Call for Proposals is a national search for American composers with adventurous appetites for creating new audio/video work in a non-traditional performance setting as NYNME’s socially distant members remotely record select works. Each of the four selected composers will receive a $500 commissioning fee. Each of the two Emerging Composer Mentorship recipients will receive a $250 commissioning fee along with close collaboration with the Ensemble to enrich the experience and provide invaluable feedback for their music careers. All commissioned works will be remotely recorded and released by NYNME in autumn 2020.
Edward RosenBerg III
About the composers...
The New York New Music Ensemble is supported in part by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts.
Additional support is provided by The Amphion Foundation; the Edward T. Cone Foundation; the Aaron Copland Fund for Music; the Peck Stacpoole Foundation; the Alice T. Ditson Fund of Columbia University; the Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation, the Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation and private contributors.
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