ACA presents the Laurel Leaf 2012 to “Difficult to label” innova Recordings--the label of the American Composers Forum based in St. Paul, Minnesota. Started in 1982, innova is a non-profit business that provides artists the tools they need to help them change the world through music. innova is releasing current, and carefully curated music from today's experimental, new classical, jazz, electronic, and no-genre artists, performers and composers. An exceptionally artist-friendly business model has allowed the label to grow to one of the most substantial in the nation, currently offering a regular schedule of monthly releases, distributed by Naxos.
innova released Anthony De Mare's “Speak,” one of the recordings that earned a Grammy award this year for producer Judith Sherman. innova is headed by the visionary composer/environmental sound artist Philip Blackburn, (innova Director); with Chris Campbell (innova operations manager), and Steve Mcpherson (publicist) completing the team. ACA is honored to have Philip Blackburn in attendance for the 75th anniversary concert of ACA to accept the award. ACA composers on the innova label include Elliott Schwartz, Richard Cameron-Wolfe, Robert Carl, and many others. Visit the all-new website, www.innova.mu