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The 2022 Living Music Summit is on! Mark your calendars for June 3-5, 2022.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2021 Living Music Summit! Check out the recordings from the summit on our Living Music Summit playlist!

Salon Series

The second of the salon series will be December 15 at 6pm. Click here to register.

Call for Solos or Videos for Prismatic Congruency Series

The Boston New Music Initiative is announcing a call for solos to be programmed as part of BNMI’s thirteenth season digital presentation series "Prismatic Congruency." The call is open for all solo acoustic, electro-acoustic, and multimedia works. The competition is open to all composers with no restrictions.

The new series "Prismatic Congruency" will present a series of solo works in several 20-30 minute video collections released throughout the season. When submitting to the call, your work will become part of a database of solo works that performers can look through to find repertoire. BNMI will have core ensemble members choose several works to be part of the series, and unaffiliated performers can find your solos, and submit videos for inclusion as well. The call is also open to existing videos of any performance of music by a living composer. Shout It Out members may submit an unlimited number of works. Click here for more details.

Call for Scores for BNMI's Thirteenth Season

Congratulations to the composer's whose works were chosen, out of almost 200 entries, for our 2022 Living Music Summit!

Literary Elements Winners
Nathan Courtright - The closer you come to
Charles Mason - Senderos Que se Bifurcan
Patrick Andrew Thompson - Moments Sweep Past: three poems of Tracy K. Smith

Music of Speech Winners
Emerson Voss - whereas
Gunter Gaupp - those who watch
Kian Ravaei - Writing a Book

7th Annual Young Composers Competition

The Boston New Music Initiative is pleased to announce the winner of this last year's 7th Annual Young Composers Competition! Madeline Barrett's work The Flowers That Close at Night will be performed as part of the Literary Elements concert at the 2022 Living Music Summit. BNMI would also like to recognize and congratulate two honorable mentions, Cole Reyes for his work Pulsar and Joe Jaxson for his work Persevering.

9th Annual Commissioning Competition

The Boston New Music Initiative is very excited to announce the winner of our 9th Annual Commissioning Competition! Our judging panel was extremely impressed with the quality of the works submitted. Ania Vu's piece "Tik-tak" was selected by an outside panel of industry professionals from an anonymous pool of almost 100 very wonderful compositions. Vu will be writing a new work for BNMI to obe premiered in 2022. Polish of Vietnamese descent composer and pianist, Ania Vu (née Vũ Đặng Minh Anh) is pursuing a Ph.D. as a Benjamin Franklin Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. Her music explores the interplay between linguistical sound properties and meanings, musical energy related to form, and varied notions of time. Her current mentors are Marcos Balter, James Primosch, and Anna Weesner. In 2017, she received her BM in composition and theory from the Eastman School of Music. BNMI would also like to recognize Clay McMillan, whose work "Siste Viator" received an honorable mention.

Quarantune Snacks

The Boston New Music Initiative presented another series of Quarantune Snacks in January! The previous presentation of short livestream concerts was part of the virtual Boston New Music Festival. Visit the youtube playlist to see what you missed!


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