Sarah Kirkland Snider's "Unremembered" on tour in the U.S. and Europe this spring

Sarah Kirkland Snider's song cycle
Unremembered
on tour in the
U.S., Holland, and Belgium this spring


Performances will feature vocalists
Padma Newsome, Shara Nova, and DM Stith

performing with
The Knights, North Carolina Symphony,
and Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

and in Europe, the Doelen Ensemble and Codarts Rotterdam

Tour includes stops at
Brooklyn's National Sawdust and
Knoxville's Big Ears Festival


“The composer Sarah Kirkland Snider is a refreshingly slow worker: She spent four years weaving the richly textured polychrome tapestry of this new recording. Silver threads of medievalish counterpoint twist together with twinkling electronics, faux folk tunes, vintage pop melodies, and avant-garde choral techniques to create an intricately magical landscape.”
— Justin Davidson, New York Magazine

"Snider's music lives in...an increasingly populous inter-genre space that, as of yet, has produced only a few clear, confident voices. Snider is perhaps the most sophisticated of them all." 
Pitchfork


Sarah Kirkland Snider.  Photo credit: Willy Somma.

Sarah Kirkland Snider. 
Photo credit: Willy Somma.


Composer and New Amsterdam Records co-founder Sarah Kirkland Snider will share her highly lauded 13-part song cycle, Unremembered, with audiences around the U.S., Holland, and Belgium this spring. The hour-long work for orchestra, vocals, and electronics -- newly arranged for both chamber orchestra and octet versions -- explores the fragility and mystery of childhood recollection, and was inspired by poems and illustrations by Nathaniel Bellows (W.W. Norton; HarperCollins)

Unremembered was released in album form on New Amsterdam Records in 2015 and featured on "Best of 2015" lists by many respected publications including The Washington Post and The Nation, as well as named one of the "50 Best Classical Works of the Past Twenty Years" by Q2 Radio listeners in both 2015 and 2016. 

Buy Unremembered on BandcampiTunes and Amazon.

The featured vocalists featured on the Unremembered album, Padma Newsome (Clogs), Shara Nova (My Brightest Diamond), and DM Stith (Sufjan Stevens), will perform the work live this spring. In the U.S., they will be joined by musicians from The Knights at the Big Ears Festival in Knoxville and National Sawdust in Brooklyn, the North Carolina Symphony in Raleighand the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra as part of the Liquid Music Festival. In Europe they will be joined by the Doelen Ensemble and Codarts Rotterdam.

The performances will be accompanied by multimedia projections of Nathaniel Bellows's haunting visual art that inspired the cycle.


Unremembered on tour:

All dates feature multimedia projections of Nathaniel Bellows's work,
and vocalists Padma Newsome, Shara Nova, and DM Stith

 

March 02 – Eindhoven, Holland @ Muziekgebouw Frits Philips, Cross-Linx Festival w/ Doelen Ensemble/Codarts Rotterdam TICKETS / MORE INFO

March 03 – Groningen, Holland @ De Oosterpoort, Cross-Linx Festival w/ Doelen Ensemble/Codarts Rotterdam TICKETS / MORE INFO

March 04 – Rotterdam, Holland @ de Doelen, Cross-Linx Festival w/ Doelen Ensemble/Codarts Rotterdam TICKETS / MORE INFO

March 05 – Amsterdam, Holland @ Muziekgebouw, Cross-Linx Festival w/ Doelen Ensemble/Codarts Rotterdam TICKETS / MORE INFO

March 06 – Rotterdam, Holland @ de Doelen w/ Doelen Ensemble/Codarts Rotterdam TICKETS / MORE INFO

March 07 – Antwerp, Belgium @ deSingel w/ Doelen Ensemble/Codarts Rotterdam TICKETS / MORE INFO

March 11 – Minneapolis, MN @ Ted Mann Concert Hall, Liquid Music Series w/ Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra  TICKETS / MORE INFO  (U.S. Premiere)

March 14 – Brooklyn, NY @ National Sawdust w/ The Knights TICKETS / MORE INFO

March 23 – Knoxville, TN @ Big Ears Festival w/ The Knights TICKETS / MORE INFO

March 25 – Raleigh, NC @ CAM Raleigh w/ North Carolina Symphony TICKETS / MORE INFO

March 30 – Washington, DC @ Kogod Courtyard at the Smithsonian, SHIFT Festival w/ North Carolina Symphony TICKETS / MORE INFO


Watch the video for track "The River" here:


A meditation on memory, innocence, and the haunted grandeur of the natural world, Unremembered recalls strange and beautiful happenings experienced during a childhood in rural Massachusetts: a houseguest takes sudden leave in the middle of the night; a boy makes a shocking discovery on a riverbank; a girl disappears in woods behind a ranging farm; ghosts appear with messages for the living. Through Bellows's moving words and images and Snider's vivid, fraught, astonishing score, the cycle explores the ways in which beguiling events in early life can resonate in--and prepare us for--the subtler horrors that lie beyond the realm of childhood.

Hailed as “an intricately magical landscape” (Justin Davidson, New York Magazine) and "Snider's own brand of New England gothic that would make Edgar Allan Poe proud," (The Washington Post), Unremembered is “a deeply personal, brave work” (I Care If You Listen) that “attests to Ms. Snider’s thorough command of musical mood setting” (The New York Times) and "cements her reputation--begun with 2010's Penelope--as the finest composer for voice of her generation" (Agit Reader). Named to dozens of Best-of-2015 lists internationally including The Washington Post (Top Five), The Nation (Top Five), The Boston Globe’s Steve SmithThe Guardian’s Seth Colter WallsWNYC, and New Music BoxUnremembered was also called “one of the most significant and harrowing releases of the year” (Thought Catalog); “masterful…a stunning, immensely rewarding experience” (PopMatters); “evocative and strangely beautiful” (Opera News); “warped and eerie” (NPR Songs We Love); "luminous, otherworldly, and brilliantly individualistic (New York Music Daily); and “a glimpse into an entirely new sound world” (Indy Week).

“...Unremembered reel[s] through elusive and evocative glimpses of a rural childhood [demonstrating] Ms. Snider’s thorough command of musical mood setting, organically integrating the structural economy and direct impact of pop songs with deft, subtle orchestrations [lending]
emotional gravity and nuance.”

— Steve Smith, The New York Times
 

[Unremembered] is Snider’s own brand of New England gothic that would make Edgar Allan Poe proud. Snider’s music is multi-layered, often angular, and deftly blends ideas from rock and post-minimalist composers. Snider’s score, both terrifying and tender, gets a penetrating performance…but it is [her] fresh, instinctive way with voices that sets her apart from most of her peers…groups of voices pulsate in a shimmering bed of sound, take flight with interlocking patterns, and unfold in fanfares of Renaissance-like polyphony... Snider’s and Bellows’s mysterious and unsettling creations just may contain clues to understanding the darker truths of adulthood.”
— Tom Huizenga, The Washington Post


Sarah Kirkland Snider's music is published exclusively by G. Schirmer, Inc.

Buy Unremembered on BandcampiTunes and Amazon.


New Amsterdam Records Unremembered album page: www.newamrecords.com/snider-unremembered

Unremembered website: www.unremembered-music.com

Sarah Kirkland Snider's website: www.sarahkirklandsnider.com

ANNOUNCING: Molly Joyce's debut EP "Lean Back and Release"


ANNOUNCING:

Molly Joyce's
Lean Back and Release


out January 27



composer's debut EP featuring violinists
Adrianna Mateo and Monica Germino


album available now exclusively through the NewAm Bandcamp Label Subscription 

will be available on other outlets on Jan. 27
pre-order here


“Joyce writes vibrant, inventive music that communicates
straight from the heart.” — Susan Scheid, Prufrock’s Dilemma


Composer Molly Joyce will release her debut recording Lean Back and Release January 27 on New Amsterdam Records. The work is a digital EP featuring two tracks for solo violin with live and pre-recorded electronics performed by violinists Adrianna Mateo and Monica Germino. The EP is available for download now — three weeks ahead of its release — exclusively through the New Amsterdam Records Bandcamp Subscription.

Pre-order and stream the title track here, and find more information on the label subscription here.


The title track of the EP, "Lean Back and Release", acclaimed for being written to "superb effect" by The Wire, was first performed professionally at the 2014 Bang on a Can Marathon by violinist Adrianna Mateo, for which Mateo was praised as "triumphant" by Time Out New York. The piece is driven by a very gradual descent for the violin in range, imagining the violinist steadily “leaning back” and finally “releasing” the distinct low register of the violin. Two accompanying pre-recorded violin tracks accompany the live violin in order to propel this descent. The recording was engineered and mixed by Andrew McKenna Lee, and mastered by Greg Kalember.

The title track is followed by a more recent work, "Shapeshifter", originally written for the Dutch duo of violinist Monica Germino and sound engineer Frank van der Weij. Premiered in April 2015 in The Hague and Amsterdam, "Shapeshifter" is motivated by the concept of control and losing it. It is driven by the fact that with the duo, Frank is typically not seen visually, and therefore the idea of him controlling Monica’s sound and gradually letting go of that control is highlighted throughout the piece, and for Monica to gradually “shape-shift” to a new and divergent sound. The recording was engineered by Frank van der Weij, Krišs Veismanis, and mixed by Michael Laurello, and mastered by Greg Kalember.


Molly Joyce on both works:

"'Lean Back and Release' and 'Shapeshifter' represent some of my first explorations into composing for acoustic instruments with accompanying electronics, and specifically how these instruments' sounds can transform electro-acoustically. With both works I was striving for a clear form that is driven by the changing range of the solo violinist, and how that change can be driven by an electronic backing track that is also derived from the acoustic violin.

Both pieces are also very much inspired by the violinists they are written for, and were written to challenge and showcase Adrianna and Monica's talents in new and unexpected ways."


Download Lean Back and Release via the New Amsterdam Records Label Subscription now here, and pre-order the EP via Bandcamp here.


Molly Joyce credit: Nadine Sherman

Molly Joyce
credit: Nadine Sherman


Tracklisting:

1. Lean Back and Release
2. Shapeshifter

Upcoming Performances:
 
Feb. 3-4, 2017: Claremont, CA @
Ussachevsky Festival at Pomona College
(featuring violinist Sarah Thornblade)  LINK
 
Mar. 9, 2017: Rotterdam, NL @ De Doelen
(featuring violinist Isa Goldschmeding)  LINK


Adrianna Mateo credit: Chesher Cat

Adrianna Mateo
credit: Chesher Cat


Monica Germino credit: Elisabeth Melchior

Monica Germino
credit: Elisabeth Melchior


Bios

Molly Joyce: Molly Joyce’s music has been described as “impassioned” (The Washington Post), written to “superb effect” (The Wire), and “vibrant, inventive music that communicates straight from the heart” (Prufrock’s Dilemma). Her works have been commissioned and performed by several distinguished ensembles including the New World Symphony, New York Youth Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the New Juilliard, Decoda, and Contemporaneous ensembles. Additionally, her work has been performed at the Bang on a Can Marathon and VisionIntoArt’s FERUS Festival. Learn more at www.mollyjoycemusic.com.

Adrianna Mateo: Adrianna Mateo merges the best of classical music with the down and dirty pleasures of rock. She has appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and on stage at the Metropolitan Opera. Her performances have garnered high praise from TimeOut New York (“Triumphant”) and The New York Times. Adrianna successfully crowdfunded her debut album with the support of luminaries including Nico Muhly, David Lang, and ETHEL. Learn more at www.adriannamateo.com.

Monica Germino: Amsterdam-based, American/Dutch violinist Monica Germino is on the cutting edge of new music. Hailed by The Sunday Times (UK) as a ‘striking presence’ whose ‘virtuosity was exhilarating’, she has collaborated with such composers as Louis Andriessen, John Cage, Heiner Goebbels, Michael Gordon, György Ligeti and Julia Wolfe. Together with sound engineer Frank van der Weij, she has presented revolutionary multimedia programs worldwide. Her performances often feature singing and playing. Monica plays a Joannes Baptista Ceruti violin, on permanent loan from the Elise Mathilde Foundation, and a custom-made 'Violectra’. She co-founded the international ensemble. Learn more at www.monicagermino.com.

Your Support Makes GRAMMY-Nominated Music


Thanks to the support of our audience and fans, New Amsterdam artist Darcy James Argue has been nominated for a GRAMMY award for his album Real Enemies.

New Amsterdam serves artists and audiences by helping to bring incredible new music into the world, and we can't do this without your support.

For a limited time, we are happy to offer our fans exclusive rewards for being an essential part of the NewAm community. 

If you donate $75 you will receive a ticket to Vicky Chow's release show at National Sawdust this Sunday, Dec. 11 and a signed copy of A O R T A.

Or, If you sign up for monthly contributions of $20 or more, you will receive a ticket to the A O R T A release show with signed CD, and you'll automatically get a VIP ticket to the 10th Anniversary Celebration in Winter 2017!

 

As we’re looking ahead into next year’s 10-year anniversary, we hope you’ll partner with us in planting the seeds for an even more incredible 10th year. We have some huge new partnerships and collaborations in store that will deeply enable our mission of serving 21st-century musical artists.

If you are committed to breathtaking art and music that’s off the beaten path, we invite you to partner with us, and to help us support the artists who we’ll support in turn. Please help us plant the seeds for an incredible 10th year of exciting, risk-taking art.

NOW AVAILABLE: Caroline Shaw's "Partita for 8 Voices" Vinyl + Remixes

NOW AVAILABLE:

Caroline Shaw's
Pulitzer Prize-winning
Partita for 8 Voices


first-ever vinyl edition +
digital-only EP of remixes

created by Olga Bell, Lorna Dune, No Lands, Morgan Packard, Aaron Roche, and Violetness



New Amsterdam Records is proud to announce the first-ever vinyl edition of Caroline Shaw's seminal Pulitzer Prize-winning Partita for 8 Voices, performed by Roomful of Teeth. The vinyl (pressed at 45 RPM and featuring artwork by DM Stith) is available now via Bandcamp, alongside a digital-only EP of Partita remixes by Olga Bell, Lorna Dune, No Lands, Morgan Packard, Aaron Roche, and Violetness, originally created for New Amsterdam's 2013 Fundraiser.


Composed over three summers from 2009-2011, in collaboration with Roomful of Teeth during their residencies at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), Caroline Shaw’s Partita for 8 Voices received the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in Music, and was nominated for a Grammy for Best Contemporary Classical Composition. It is the only Pulitzer awarded to an a cappella vocal work, and Shaw, a singer in the ensemble, is the youngest composer ever to receive the prize.

The score’s inscription reads: Partita is a simple piece. Born of a love of surface and structure, of the human voice, of dancing and tired ligaments, of music, and of our basic desire to draw a line from one point to another.

Each movement takes a cue from the traditional baroque suite in initial meter and tone, but the familiar historic framework is soon stretched and broken through “speech, whispers, sighs, murmurs, wordless melodies and novel vocal effects” (Pulitzer jury citation). Roomful of Teeth’s utterly unique approach to singing and vocal timbre originally helped to inspire and shape the work during its creation, and the ensemble continues to refine and reconsider the colors and small details with every performance.

Allemande opens with the organized chaos of square dance calls overlapping with technical wall drawing directions of the artist Sol LeWitt, suddenly congealing into a bright, angular tune that never keeps its feet on the ground for very long. There are allusions to the movement’s intended simulation of motion and of space in the short phrases of text throughout, which are sometimes sung and sometimes embedded as spoken texture. Sarabande’s quiet restraint in the beginning is punctured in the middle by an ecstatic, belted melody that resolves quietly at the end, followed soon after by the Inuit-inspired hocketed breaths of Courante. A wordless quotation of the American folk hymn “Shining Shore” appears at first as a musical non-sequitur but later recombines with the rhythmic breaths as this longest movement is propelled to its final gasp. Passacaglia is a set of variations on a repeated chord progression, first experimenting simply with vowel timbre, then expanding into a fuller texture with the return of the Sol LeWitt text.

Of the premiere of Shaw’s Partita, New York magazine wrote: “She has discovered a lode of the rarest commodity in contemporary music: joy.” And it is with joy that this piece is meant to be received in years to come.


NOW AVAILABLE: Vicky Chow's "A O R T A"


NOW AVAILABLE:

Vicky Chow's
A O R T A


out November 18



new album of electroacoustic piano works featuring music by
Andy Akiho, Christopher Cerrone, Jakub Ciupinski,
Jacob Cooper, Molly Joyce, 
and Daniel Wohl


 

buy via BandcampiTunes, & Amazon
and stream via The Log Journal


album release show:

December 11, 9pm
National Sawdust
Brooklyn, NY
MORE INFO AND TICKETS



New Amsterdam is excited to announce the release of acclaimed pianist Vicky Chow's sophomore solo album, A O R T A. The album features six new works written for piano by composers Andy Akiho, Christopher Cerrone, Jakub Ciupinski, Jacob Cooper, Molly Joyce, and Daniel Wohl, and is now available for purchase from BandcampiTunes, and Amazon. The record is also currently streaming via The Log Journal.


A O R T A is a deeply personal album for Chow, who is the pianist for the Bang on a Can All-Stars, Grand Band, New Music Detroit, and has worked with other ensembles such as the International Contemporary Ensemble. Each composer featured on A O R T A is a longtime friend and collaborator, and each piece captures how she has felt at her most vulnerable in life.

Chow explains:

"A O R T A is named as such because it is a collection of pieces from my heart. I searched for music that resonated with me during desperate times, alone in a cramped apartment at 2 a.m. and wide awake, trying to find meaning.

When I put out my first solo recording, I was obsessed with perfection -- everything had to be in its right place. I wanted A O R T A to be different. I chose the longest takes, preserving my sense of this world as much as possible -- the rawness and difficulty of being alive. I wanted to create an album about light, love, emotion, and humanity."


The album opens with Christopher Cerrone's "Hoyt-Schermerhorn", a tribute to the New York nightscape, and explores the competing feelings that come to us late at night -- nostalgia, joy, panic, anxiety. "Clifton Gates" by Jacob Cooper follows, named for the place it was written (Clifton Place, Brooklyn) and the piece it pays homage to (John Adams’s "Phrygian Gates"). "Clifton Gates" employs—among other digital effects—actual audio gates, creating a rhythmic alteration out of sudden shifts in amplitude. The gating effect is especially audible as the work begins, processing music whose tonality and texture are reminiscent of the slow middle section of Adams’s piece.

Then arrives Jakub Ciupinski's four-movement piece "Morning Tale," which centers around the motion from a place of darkness to a new beginning. Technically, the piece strives to use electronics as an extension of the piano's capabilities rather than a separate medium by featuring an electronic layer derived from piano sounds, with the speakers placed inside the instrument to achieve a greater blend with acoustic sounds.


Molly Joyce's "Rave" follows, written specifically for Chow's sound and style. "Rave" incorporates an inverse relationship between live piano and pre-recorded electronics, exploring the sonic possibilities of this complex relationship as it evolves over the course of the piece using inverse interaction. Next are Daniel Wohl's two works, which feature different interactions between the electronics and the piano. In "Limbs," the electronics match the intricate rhythm played by Chow, and in "Bones," a second recording of the piano interlocks with the one played in real time by Chow.

The album closes with Andy Akiho's "Vick(i/y)," a piece written and named for Vick(y) Chow and pianist Vick(i) Ray. The work uses auditory and structural palindromes throughout the work to symbolize the subtle differences that lie beneath an assumed symmetrical structure or state of being.  The bell-like preparation notes of diminishing pulses, which are continuously interrupted by the conventional notes, represent a consistent, yet fading mental image. Akiho's goal was to create a miniature percussion ensemble with the piano by incorporating extended instrument-preparation and compositional techniques inspired by John Cage, George Crumb, Béla Bartók and Jacob Druckman.


Vicky Chow Credit: Kaitlin Jane Photography

Vicky Chow
Credit: Kaitlin Jane Photography


A O R T A Tracklisting:
1. Hoyt-Schermerhorn (composed by Christopher Cerrone)
2. Clifton Gates (composed by Jacob Cooper)
3. Morning Tale Mvt I: Nocturne (composed by Jakub Ciupinski)
4. Morning Tale Mvt II: Alba (composed by Jakub Ciupinski)
5. Morning Tale Mvt III: Awakening
(composed by Jakub Ciupinski)
6. Morning Tale Mvt IV: The Miracle of Being Ernest (composed by Jakub Ciupinski)
7. Rave (composed by Molly Joyce)
8. Limbs (composed by Daniel Wohl) WATCH TRAILER
9. Bones (composed by Daniel Wohl)
10. Vick(i/y) (composed by Andy Akiho)


Album Release Show:
December 11, 9pm
National Sawdust
Brooklyn, NY
MORE INFO AND TICKETS

NOW AVAILABLE: "Chronology" from Qasim Naqvi (Dawn of Midi)


NOW AVAILABLE:

Qasim Naqvi's
Chronology



new album of electronic music from
Dawn of Midi member Qasim Naqvi


buy via BandcampiTunes, & Amazon



New Amsterdam Records is excited to announce the release of Chronology, the new album of electronic music from Brooklyn-based drummer, composer, and member of the group Dawn of Midi, Qasim Naqvi. The record, composed for the Moog Model D analog synthesizer, has already received press from multiple outlets, including a full album streaming via The Log Journal, and announcement write-ups from Tiny Mix Tapes and THRU Magazine.

The album is now available for purchase from BandcampiTunes, and Amazon.

Chronology was made in partnership with Naqvi, painter Pippo Lionni and the P! Gallery in New York City. The collaboration chronicled a sharing of ideas between both artists as an asynchronous call-and-response where painting, music, and graphic notation blended through common and conflictual gestures. Naqvi's reaction to Pippo's work was an electronic composition, produced on the Moog Model D analog synthesizer, as well as a series of corresponding transcriptions. Part score and part art object, these transcriptions use a graphic notational system of Naqvi's own design, logging the settings of the synthesizer and also representing pitch, dynamics and duration over a period of time. A transcription of the first piece on the album, "Kindly Static", and an annotation of all the graphics are included below.


Naqvi on the project:     

"I was keen on somehow mirroring Pippo's process through sound. His paintings are made with a spare set of elements. With layers of transparency, interference, and graphic form, he is able to achieve a set of permutations with the basic ingredients of black acrylic enamel and a canvas. I was struck by his restraint and use of one color source, and the kind of visual distortion achieved through a process of slow layering. So for the music, I reacted by using an analog device instead of a computer.

When we think of a computer, we think of limitless options and an abundance of memory for recalling ideas. The Moog holds a reverse approach. It's a tactile piece of machinery with discrete circuits, 3 voltage-controlled oscillators and knobs for controlling the contour of the oscillator. It's monophonic, so chords or polyphonic playing is out of the question. The absence of this function required a layering of ideas in stages. Also, there's no way of saving anything or recalling presets. Once you make a sound, that's it. It exists in that moment unless you chronicle the settings by writing them down. It's kind of like making a gesture with a brush. Once it strikes the canvas, you can either freeze it in time or erase it forever."

When Naqvi first encountered this particular Moog, it was not without its idiosyncrasies.

"On the level of functionality, the machine was kind of janky. It produced a low level din of white electrical noise and some of the knobs were erratic. It was like bringing some ancient thing back from the dead and having it adapt. But with sound that always leads to interesting results."


Naqvi used these anomalies to his advantage and the overall piece has a unique sonic signature that would perhaps be impossible to recreate on another Model D. The result is an instantly compelling and rare work that shapes and shifts anew with every listen.

All music on the album was produced by Naqvi on the Moog Model D Analog Synthesizer and Berna Tape Playback. The album was mastered by Sam Minaie. The album cover is by Emilie Baltz.

There are currently no live performances planned for this work.


Chronology Tracklisting:

1. Kindly Static
2. Aftertouched (WATCH TRAILER)
3. Head Within a Head
4. Turtle on Fire
5. Chronology
6. Mt. Erased


ANNOUNCING: 2017 Ecstatic Music Festival

ANNOUNCING:

2017 Ecstatic Music Festival®

presented by Kaufman Music Center at Merkin Concert Hall


January 9 - May 13, 2016


more than 80 artists from across the sonic spectrum come together for nine collaborative, one-night-only performances



A collaboration between New Amsterdam Presents and Kaufman Music Center, the acclaimed Ecstatic Music Festival® returns in 2017, bringing together composers and performers from different musical genres for nine one-night-only performances featuring world premieres, new arrangements and the exclusive opportunity to hear artists discuss their work. Starting Jan. 9 and running through May 13, 2017, the festival, hailed as “the alt-classical world’s main showcase” (New York Times), a will feature collaborations from more than 80 artists.

Click HERE for more information and tickets to the 2017 Festival, and see below for the complete festival line-up.


Monday, Jan. 9, 7:30pm
Bang on a Call All-Stars People's
Commissioning Fund Concert

a New Sounds Live co-presentation hosted by WNYC’s John Schaefer, streamed live on Q2 Music
 

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 7:30pm
San Fermin & NOW Ensemble
a New Sounds Live co-presentation hosted by WNYC’s John Schaefer, streamed live on Q2 Music
   

Thursday, Feb. 9, 7:30pm
Song Exploder Live with
Hrishikesh Hirway & Sleigh Bells

 

Saturday, Feb. 18, 7:30pm
Ambrose Akinmusire & Kool A.D. with
Mivos Quartet

presented in partnership with Liquid Music
 

Saturday, Mar. 4, 7:30pm
Thums Up (Vijay Iyer, Himanshu Suri, Rafiq Bhatia, Kassa Overall) & Arooj Aftab
 


Tuesday, Mar. 7, 7:30pm
Kronos Quartet & Face the Music
this concert is at The Greene Space at WNYC & WQXR

  
Sunday, Mar. 12, 7:30pm
Roomful of Teeth & Nick Zammuto


Monday, Mar. 27, 7:30 pm
Steve Lehman & Sélébéyone
 

Saturday, May 13, 7:30 pm
Alarm Will Sound - Alarm System