ACA Audio Excerpts

Elizabeth Bell | STRING QUARTET #1


String Quartet No. 1 - 3rd movement Kolot Ensemble

Daniel Perlongo | CONCERTINO


Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, David Stock, cond. Chatham College 10/85

Louis Karchin | CAPRICCIO

ACA News and Events

"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

David Liptak's "ALIVE" for 6 percussionists, performance at ASU, Dec. 4th

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 7:30pm

David Liptak, composerUnder the direction of J. B. Smith and Simone Mancuso, students from the ASU School of Music’s Percussion Area showcase masterworks from the ensemble repertoire, on December 4th, 2014.  Alive (2014) by David Liptak,  for 6 percussionists will be performed at the Evelyn Smith Theatre at ASU.


Alive is a composition for percussion sextet, and it is scored for three marimbas, two vibraphones, chimes, and xylophone. Composed in 2013, it was written for Michael Burritt and percussion students at the Eastman School of Music. This five-minute work displays a controlled energy; the music for marimbas and xylophone is

Celebrating George Crumb at 85, Tenri Cultural Institute, Oct 25

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 8:00pm

Keyed Up Music Project Presents Celebrating George Crumb at 85. George Crumb's music explores a diverse range of idioms, always from a profoundly unique vantage point. With every work, Crumb redefines the technical possibilities of the instrument, creating new sonic universes that are deeply mystical and memorable. His honors include both Grammy and Pulitzer Prizes.

NYU Mix: NYU Percussion Ensemble premieres 10 new works by NYU composers, Oct 27

Monday, October 27, 2014 - 7:30pm

NYU Percussion Ensemble

NYU Percussion Ensemble performs on October 27 at 7:30pm at the Frederick Loewe Theatre.  Featuring Glenn Kotche’s Drum Set Quartet No. 54 and the world premieres of 10 new works by NYU composers: Alex Appel, Spencer Arias, Bryson Barnes, Boris Ivanov, James Newberry, Gemma Peacocke, Kyle Tieman-Strauss, Ryan Tutton, Monte Weber, and Brian Paul Zimmerman.  

Join Glenn Kotche for a Pre-concert talk at 6:45pm.  




Matthew Greenbaum premieres new piece at the Italian Academy of Columbia University, Oct 30

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 7:00pm

The Italian Academy hosts the inaugural concert of The Stefan Wolpe Fund featuring world premieres and works by Matthew Greenbaum, Charles Wuorinen, Jonathan Dawe,  and William Anderson.  Featured artists include JACK Quartet, pianist Steven BeckVox n Plux, violinist/violist Miranda Cuckson and cellist Jay Campbell.

When & where
Thursday, October 30, 2014 @ 7pm
The Italian Academy, Columbia University, 1161 Amsterdam Avenue (118th Street)
New York


Free admission

Subversion: Music about Conflicts, Politics, and War, Nov 3

Monday, November 3, 2014 - 7:30pm

  Subversion: Music about Conflicts, Politics and War
  featuring works by David T. Little, Aleksandra Vrebalov, Dorian     Wallace, and
  Jonathan Berger
  November 3, 2014 at 7:30pm
  the cell
  338 w. 23rd st, NYC 10011

  $15 general admission, $10 in advance,
  free with military ID

  Purchase tickets here

c)i (counter)induction) presents X + N: Ning Yu and Vladimir Ussachevsky: seminal electronic works, Sat. Oct. 18th

Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 7:30pm

X+N is a new c)i series coproduced with SpectrumNYC that combines the solo virtuosity of counter)induction players with seminal works from the history of electronic music. Each performer selects his or her own solo repertoire that best counterpoints the electronic works on the concert. This week features pianist Ning Yu, and the electronic music of Vladimir Ussachevsky.

Ning Yu + Ussachevsky program:

1960s - Ussachevsky at Colubmia-Princeton Electronic Music Center

Ussachevsky:  Piece for Tape Recorder (1956)
Ussachevsky: Wireless Fantasy (1960)
Ussachevsky: Sonic Contours (1952)

Solo piano works: Beethoven, Chin, Chopin, Crumb, Murail

Saturday, October 18 at 7:30 PM

Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY

Double CD on the British LTM label celebrates French and American Avant-Garde, release date Oct. 14

Dane Rudhyar's important place in 20th-century American music has been recognized more and more in recent years; e.g., a full chapter in Carol Oja's Making Music Modern (Oxford, 2003). And now, via two anthologies of modernist luminaries on the British LTM label, his remarkable music is readily available to European audiences. Recordings of his Tetragrams, by ACA composer-pianist Richard Cameron-Wolfe, are included in The French Avant-Garde in the 20th Century (LTMCD 2571) and The American Avant-Garde in the 20th Century (LTMCD 2579).

Otto Luening's works for cello, performed by John Kneiling, cello and Mescal Wilson, piano

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 8:00pm

Otto Luening's works for cello, performed by John Kneiling, cello and Mescal Wilson, piano

at Renee Weiler Concert Hall, Saturday November 8th 2014 at 8pm 

Compositions from Otto Luening's extensive repertoire for cello spanning 70 years will be performed by John Kneiling, cello and Mescal Wilson, piano.

Renee Weiler Concert Hall
46 Barrow Street, NY 10014
Tickets: $15, $10 Students and Seniors
"In American music today there's a terrific amount of differentiation, a variety of styles and approaches. And that's the American story: this enormous, broad thing." - Otto Luening"


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