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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!

Composer Interview Series

Join us for the next installment Composer Interview Series on December 8 at 6pm ET. Our guest will be Osnat Netzer. Get to know the composer and her music! Register now!

Osnat Netzer /osˈnat ˈnɛtsɛʁ/ is a composer, performer and educator. Osnat creates her compositions collaboratively, tailoring her work to the performer’s sensibilities, physicality and improvisational inclinations. She takes inspiration from cognitive linguistics, and in dialogue with the embodied experience of physical forces, such as potential and kinetic energy, resulting in compositions that are rich in musical languages and connected to the fulsome pursuit for tension and relaxation.

Born in Haifa, Israel, Netzer studied composition and piano at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, where her primary composition teacher was Menachem Zur. She came to the United States in 2003 for graduate studies in composition with Robert Cuckson at Mannes school of Music and continued her studies with Lee Hyla at New England Conservatory, where she earned her doctorate in 2011. In 2019, she joined the faculty of DePaul University as Assistant Professor of Composition and Musicianship.

Netzer’s works have been commissioned and performed by Ensemble Dal Niente, ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble), Patchwork, mezzo-soprano Lucy Dhegrae, bass David Salsbery Fry, saxophonists Kenneth Radnofsky, Doug O’Connor and Geoffrey Landman, Spektral Quartet, and Winsor Music, among many others, published by Edition Peters and earthsongs, and recorded on Bridge Records and New Focus Recordings.

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 very excited to be hosting the 11th Annual Commissioning Competition. This year's winner will have the opportunity to write a new work for the BNMI core ensemble, Pierrot plus percussion. Click here for details and to submit. The call closes on November 30.

8th Annual Young Composers Competition

The 8th Annual Young Composers Competition is now closed. Winner(s) will be contacted and announced by the end of the year.

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 Composer Interview Series with Gabriel Bolaños, Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate, Ingrid Stölzel and Melika M. Fitzhugh are available to all Shout It Out members as part of our professional development archive.


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