The 2022 Living Music Summit is was a huge success! Thanks to everyone who participated! Recordings will be posted as available on our youtube channel. You can also replay the livestreams there. The Living Music Summit will continue to host the Salon Series, the Composer Interview Series and a Workshop Series, but will take a hiatus from the larger festival for the 2022-2023 season. We hope to return in Season 15!
Prismatic Congruency Series
8th Annual Young Composers' Competition
We are excited to announce the winner of the 8th Annual Young Composers' Competition! Yan Ee Toh has won for her work "iridescent shadows."
A Singapor based composer, Yan Ee's music deals with dichotomies within nature - both the phenomena of our physical world, as well as the nature of things. Her work explores gestures through the amalgamation and morphing of timbres and harmonies.
We would also like to congratulate Holden Mui for receiving an Honorable Mention for his work, "Trio for violin, cello and piano."
Composer Interview Series
Join us for the next installment Composer Interview Series in February which will be announced soon!
10th Annual Commissioning Competition
The Boston New Music Initiative is very excited to announce the winner of our 10th Annual Commissioning Competition! Our judging panel was extremely impressed with the quality of the works submitted. Luis Quintana's piece "Débris d'Instant Furtifs" was selected by an outside panel of industry professionals from an anonymous pool of around 80 very wonderful compositions. Quintana will be writing a new work for BNMI pianist Shalun Li to be premiered in 2023.
Born in Puerto Rico, Luis Quintana is an instrumental, vocal and electronic music composer who develops his work in France and abroad in the field of contemporary music, extending the frontiers of his musical universe from concert music to acousmatic pieces and sound installations.
Winner of several international competitions and awards, he obtained the first prize at the 'New Classics' International Composition Competition in Moscow, as well as the first prize at the Iannis Xenakis International Electronic Music Competition, the Martirano Award, the Grand Prize of the Ise-Shima art committee, and the Pierre Cardin prize in music from the Académie des beaux-arts.
His work has been showcased in Europe, Latin America, Japan, as well as in the United States, and has been performed by ensembles like L’Instant Donné, Ensemble Intercontemporain, TM+, Orchestre des lauréats du CNSMDP, Studio for New Music Ensemble, Illinois Modern Ensemble (among others); and has been played in such festivals like Festival Manifest, Darmstadt Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, Biennale de Musiques Exploratoires (B!ME), Soirée Sonore at the National Museum of Modern Art in Paris (Centre Pompidou), the Born Creative festival in Japan… and his catalog is partly published by Babel Scores.
BNMI would also like to recognize four honorable mentions: June Young Will Kim, Patrick Andrew Thompson, Carl Schimmel and Patricia Martinez.
11th Annual Commissioning Competition
The Boston New Music Initiative is now closed. This year's winner will have the opportunity to write a new work for the BNMI core ensemble, Pierrot plus percussion. The winner will be announced in Spring 2023.
Workshop: Writing for Recorder
Workshop: Writing for Marimba
Thanks to everyone who joined us for the workshops as part of the Living Music Summit! Check out the recorder workshop here. The marimba workshop will be available soon.
Composer Interview Series - Season 13
The complete Season 13 and 14 Composer Interview Series with Gabriel Bolaños, Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate, Ingrid Stölzel, Melika M. Fitzhugh, Leah Reid, and Osnat Netzer are available to all Shout It Out members as part of our professional development archive.
JOIN THE BNMI TEAM IN 2022
The Boston New Music Initiative holds numerous Calls for Scores throughout the calendar year.
The Boston New Music Initiative is always seeking volunteers to assist our staff for specific projects and/or general support.
The Boston New Music Initiative will always accept donations.