This section includes the “Musician’s Toolbox.” Here you will find definitions for common 20th century compositional techniques as well as other useful tools.
The deadline for the Call for Scores for the 10th Annual Festival of Contemporary Music is March 25, 2012 @ 11:59 p.m. The Festival will be a 3 concert event taking place on June 23, 2012 in Berkeley, CA; July 28 and August 18, 2012 in San Francisco, CA. Click here to view the details [...]
Lorelei Ensemble seeks works for women’s vocal ensemble for programming consideration in the 2012–13 concert season. Founded in 2007 by music director Beth Willer, Boston’s Lorelei Ensemble is dedicated to the performance of new and early music for women’s voices. Lorelei collaborates with established and emerging composers from the United States and abroad. Composers are [...]
New Music Forum would like to invite composers to submit works for consideration for the 10th Annual Festival of Contemporary Music. The Festival will take place on June 23, July 28 and August 18, 2012 in the San Francisco Bay Area. Composers may submit up to two (2) pieces for the Festival. Each piece must [...]
This August and September I will be expanding the content available on New Music Forum. We will be digging into our archives and posting recordings from the Festival of Contemporary Music past and present. There will be other addition to come in the near future so stay tuned!
New Music Forum is proud to announce the call for scores for the 9th Annual Festival of Contemporary Music. This year the two-concert event will take place on Saturday, July 30 & August 13, 2011 at the Community Music Center in San Francisco.
I have added an opportunities page to New Music Forum. On this page you will find call for scores, job listings and other opportunities for composers.
NACUSAsf (National Association of Composers/USA, San Francisco Area Chapter) announces its 2011 Composition Competition for student composers, Grades 7-12. The winner will receive a $100 prize and the winning work will be performed in San Francisco on November 5, 2011, at the Composers’ Performance Ensemble Concert sponsored by NACUSAsf.
Aleatory music is a method of composition practiced by post-war composers where the performer or conductor chooses the order of succession of the composed pieces. This style of music was developed from a reaction against serialism. Forms and structures are not fixed; rather they are subject to transformation from one performance to the next.
Last week I started a new blog. This blog will focus on a certain area of interest of mine: color music. I began doing research on this topic about five years ago when I was working towards a Ph. D in Music Composition at the University of Oregon.
A new section has been added at New Music Forum. In this section you will find resourses for the “Musician’s Toolbox” including definitions for 20th-Century compositional techniques. More definitions and resourses will be added periodically.