2011 marked numerous changes—especially within the realm of technology and how we use it—that set NewMusicBox on the path to the present day.
The Heart does not care about the Music you have prepared for him to grasp. Music is already difficult to grasp through the Mind and Body; why would it be any different for The Heart?
Eight young composers, aged 14 to 27, received cash prizes totaling $20,000 during the 62nd Annual BMI Student Composer Awards. Among the winners were Michael Boyman and Daniel Temkin who tied for the William Schuman Prize, the top honor, and Benjamin P. Wenzelberg who received the Carlos Surinach Prize, awarded to the competition’s youngest winner.
2010 was significant for me personally since I officially began working at The Box that year. Included in this post are links to favorite articles, inspiring composer interviews, and assorted tales from that year.
In its 15-year history, composers, musicians, and industry professionals have shared countless pearls of wisdom with NewMusicBox, but these are some that have become particularly quotable quotes around the office, starting with one I used to keep on a sticky note posted above my desk.
David T. Little has been selected from over 100 applicants as the fourth composer in residence in a collaborative initiative between Opera Philadelphia and two NYC-based organizations—Gotham Chamber Opera and Music-Theatre Group.
As you may have noticed, our artist interviews are a hugely important part of “The Box.” The variety of musicians and genres represented are why we coined the slogan, “Expect the unexpected!”
Considering that our industry is saturated, audiences are small, and funding is limited, it’s essential to think about how you’re going to fit into the world of new music. Perhaps it would be more worthwhile to seek an ensemble where you can share your ideas and join an already fully formed team instead of pursuing a similar venture from scratch.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, a handful of images from NewMusicBox in 2008 seemed like great way to illustrate the year that was.
There were so many new and shiny ways to share our inner monologue in 2007. In honor the information acceleration that marked the year, let’s take a deeper look at just a few mile markers.