The Avant Music Festival 2016 is upon us! With events held from February 20th to March 5th, attendees can experience the full breadth of artistic expression in the uninhibited caverns of The Wild Project, at 195 E. 3rd St. in Manhattan. Since its founding in 2010 by Randy Gibson and Megan Schubert, the Avant Music Festival has fulfilled its pledge to be a "platform for contemporary American composers to experiment with long-form concerts and the full programmatic experience of their work." It is within this setting that maverick vocalist Joan La Barbara will be performing John King's "Mini-Operas" series with fellow vocalist Gelsey Bell on February 27th.
The 2015 Avant Music Festival has announced their lineup for four nights' worth of sonic exploration. Standout performers include Paula Matthusen, Imani Uzuri, Classicalite favorite Randy Gibson and, of course, works by John Cage.
Think you can solve this 6x6 grid, 3x2 region mini-Wordoku featuring contemporary classical composers who's last names start with the letter P? (Ian Holubiak, editor; Rob Guarigilia, engineer; Maria Sullivan, producer)
Classicalite A.V. Club: Composer and curator Randy Gibson talks John Cage, Michael Pisaro, Nate Wooley... Ian Holubiak, editor; Rob Guarigilia, engineer; Maria Sullivan, producer
Physical format nostalgia is probably the best impetus for this latest news from Massachusetts' Important Records. Well, that and the warm, analog sounds of Pauline Oliveros, Aki Onda, Deceh, Conrad Schnitzler, Greg Davis, John Bischoff and Arnold Dreyblatt.