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"To encourage the inclusion of American works in the programs of performers and performing organizations.”
-- "Aims of the Alliance," from ACA Bulletin, Vol 1, No. 1, April 1938

InnoVox performs music of Brian Fennelly at ShapeShifter Lab, April 17



InnoVox at ShapeShifter Lab, Brooklyn

Date: April 17, 2015

Time: 7:30 pm

Admission: Call ShapeShifter Lab at (646) 820-9452 for ticket prices


InnoVox will perform works by composers Brian Fennelly (Skyscapes III), Gabriel Dharmoo, Ed Martin, James Croson, Philip Sink, and Dana Richardson at ShapeShifter Lab on April 17, 2015. Works presented are finalists in the ensemble’s 2015 International Green Call for Scores contest.

ShapeShifter Lab is located at 18 Whitwell Pl., Brooklyn. Please call ShapeShifter at (646) 820-9452 for ticket prices and availability.

Robert Ceely: Electronic Music Retrospective at New England Conservatory, April 16

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 7:00pm

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Location: Brown Hall, New England Conservatory

Admission: Free


The first in a series of concerts surveying the electronic music of composer Robert Ceely (1930-2015) created over a span of fifty years. This program features works realized in the Studio di Fonologia (RAI, Milan, Italy), one of the most important facilities in the history of electronic music.

David Liptak in residence: New-Music Consortium at University of South Florida, April 9 -11

Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 8:00am

The New-Music Consortium at the University of South Florida is proud to present Alive: The Music of David Liptak, featuring works by David Liptak and the two winning compositions from the Consortium’s 2015 Call for Scores. These works will be presented on April 10, 2015 at 7:30 pm, in Barness Recital Hall at the University of South Florida School of Music. The concert is free and open to the public.

Commedia for clarinet, violin, and piano (excerpt)

ACA composers at the Back Cove Festival of Contemporary Music, Portland Maine, April 9 - 12

Maine composers (L to R): Gregory Hall, Elliott Schwartz, Beth WiemannMaine composers (L to R): Gregory Hall, Elliott Schwartz, Beth Wiemann


In its seventh year, the Back Cove Festival of Contemporary Music at the Portland Conservatory of Music will present an engaging series of contemporary music concerts in Portland, Maine from April 9 to 12. Compositions by ACA members Elliott Schwartz, Gregory Hall and Beth Wiemann will be featured on several concerts at the festival.

Music of Matthew Greenbaum, with the Momenta Quartet, April 2 and 27

Monday, April 27, 2015 - 7:30pm

Matthew Greenbaum, composerThe Momenta Quartet featured composer this spring is Matthew Greenbaum, one of the earliest supporters of the quartet. Momenta premiered his work “More Venerable Canons” on February 25th at Tenri Gallery in Manhattan. Stephanie Griffin sat down with the composer recently for this interview.

Upcoming concerts:

April 2nd, 8pm - The Red Note New Music Festival at Illinois State University presents the Momenta Quartet program:

Eric Nathan: Four to One (2011), written for Momenta
Matthew Greenbaum: More Venerable Canons (2013), written for Momenta

Music of Ross Bauer and Daniel Tacke featured in Earplay's 30th Anniversary Season -

Thalia Moore, Ellen Ruth Rose, Terrie Baune, Peter Josheff, Mary Chun, Brenda Tom, Tod Brody


Earplay’s 30th anniversary season continued on Monday, March 16 at San Francisco’s ODC Theater, with world premiere performances of works by Ross Bauer, Christopher Wendell Jones, and Richard Festinger. Also on the program was Terry Riley’s  String Trio: the composer’s early 60’s graduate thesis, and one of his his initial ventures into tape looping. To round out the evening, Earplay performed Daniel Tacke’s  Im Rückblick, the winner of the 2014 Aird Competition. Congratulations to the winner of the 2014
Earplay Donald Aird Composers Competition: im Rückblick by Daniel Tacke.  The concert ended with Chen Yi’s Happy Rain on a Spring Night.

Sonic Excursions at the Washington Square Contemporary Music Society

Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 8:00pm

The Washington Square Contemporary Music Society presents the second concert of its season, Sonic Excursions, at the Tenri Institute on Sunday, March 29 at 8 PM.

Address: 43A West 13th St., (between 5th and 6th Aves.)
General admission: $15
Students and seniors: $8
NYU students attend free of charge with their school ID

David Liptak's String Quartet No. 3, Jack Quartet, Crested Butte Music Festival, June 28

Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 4:00pm

Jack Quartet


Crested Butte Music Festival 2015 -

In conjunction with composer Amy Williams on piano, JACK Quartet will present works by David Liptak, Taylor Brook, and Amy Williams.

Time Spans - JACK Quartet with Amy Williams

Sunday, June 28, 2015 4:00 PM
Union Congregational Church, Crested Butte, CO


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