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    • 2022-06-03
    • 2022-06-05
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    This is an all weekend ticket to the 2022 Living Music Summit – purchasing this ticket grants you access to all events during the festival weekend! 

    June 3, 2022

    8pm - Opening Concert:Literary Elements

    Description: Enjoy a night of new music related to literature!

    Location: The Center for the Arts at the Armory - 191 Highland Ave, Somerville 

    Livestream also available.

    Tickets: $10 General Admission, $7 Student with ID

    10pm - After Concert Meetup

    Description: Join composers and performers after the concert for a chat! Non-alcoholic options are available, and each person pays for their own food and drink.

    Location: Highland Kitchen - 150 Highland Ave, Somerville

    June 4, 2022

    10am - Group Hike

    Description: Enjoy the great outdoors on a relaxing hike around Mt. Auburn.

    Location: Mt. Auburn, Cambridge, MA (meeting at the Mt. Auburn St. entrance)

    1:30pm - Lunch/Happy Hour

    Description: Have some lunch and beverages with BNMI staff and fellow composers! Non-alcoholic options are available, and each person pays for their own food and drink.

    Location: Dorchester Brewing Company - 1250 Massachusetts Ave, Boston

    4:00pm - Workshop: Recorder Composition Readings with Emily O'Brien

    Description: Emily O’Brien will read and critique submitted works for recorder. To submit a piece for reading go to bostonnewmusic.org/submit after May 14, 2022.

    Location: The Record Co - 960 Massachusetts Ave, Boston

    Via Zoom

    8:00pm - Featured Concert: The Music of Speech

    Description: BNMI teams up with the Cambridge Chamber Singers (CCS) for a rare concert event! All of BNMI’s works include spoken word, and CCS will perform works from a wide variety of time periods and styles for chorus and instruments. The night will also include the world premieres of two brand new works. Andrew Davis’ On the Nature of Things for chorus and Pierrot Ensemble plus percussion was commissioned by CCS and BNMI and Ania Vu’s Strange Birds for Pierrot Ensemble plus percussion and soprano was commissioned by BNMI. 

    Location: University Lutheran - 66 Winthrop St, Cambridge

    Livestream also available.

    Tickets: $25 General Admission, $20 Student

    June 5, 2022

    9:30am - Coffee Meetup

    Description: Get your morning caffeine on with BNMI staff and fellow composers.

    Location: Diesel Cafe - 257 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144

    11am - Workshop: Writing for Marimba with Matt Sharrock

    Description: Learn about writing for marimba from a master player! Matt will also be reading several pieces and giving feedback. To have your piece read, submit at bostonnewmusic.org/submit

    Location: Via Zoom

    1:30pm -  Freedom Trail & Pizza Lunch

    Description: Walk the Freedom Trail and see Boston’s most famous landmarks with BNMI staff and fellow composers. We will get some pizza lunch on the way (provided).

    Location: Boston Common Visitor Information Center 139 Tremont Street Boston

    7:00pm - Closing Concert: The Music of Speech

    Description: BNMI teams up with the Cambridge Chamber Singers (CCS) for a rare concert event! All of BNMI’s works include spoken word, and CCS will perform works from a wide variety of time periods and styles for chorus and instruments. The night will also include the world premieres of two brand new works. Andrew Davis’ On the Nature of Things for chorus and Pierrot Ensemble plus percussion was commissioned by CCS and BNMI and Ania Vu’s Strange Birds for Pierrot Ensemble plus percussion and soprano was commissioned by BNMI. 

    Location: Pilgrim Congregational Church - 55 Coolidge Avenue Lexington

    Livestream also available.

    Tickets: $25 General Admission, $20 Student
    • 2022-06-03
    • 8:00 PM
    • The Center for the Arts at the Armory - 191 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA
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    Join us for the opening concert of the 2022 Living Music Summit and enjoy a night of new music related to literature!

    Program:

    Christopher Buchenholz - Liebeslied
    Trevor Weston - Water Songs, "Endtown" and "Thanks"
    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
    Madeline Barrett* - The Flowers That Close at Night


    *winner of our 7th Annual Young Composers' Competition

    Presented by the Boston New Music Initiative core ensemble conducted by John Masko


    This concert is made possible by a grant from the Somerville Arts Council.


    • 2022-06-04
    • 10:00 AM
    • Mt. Auburn (starting at Mt. Auburn St. entrance)
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    RSVP for a group hike! 

    Enjoy the great outdoors on a relaxing hike at Mt. Auburn.


    • 2022-06-04
    • 1:30 PM
    • Dorchester Brewing Company - 1250 Massachusetts Ave, Boston
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    Have some lunch and beverages with BNMI staff and fellow composers! Non-alcoholic options are available, and each person pays for their own food and drink.

    • 2022-06-04
    • 4:00 PM
    • The Record Co - 960 Massachusetts Ave, Boston
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    Emily O’Brien will read and critique submitted works for recorder. To submit a piece for reading go to bostonnewmusic.org/submit after May 14, 2022.

    This is both an in-person and remote event, a zoom link will be available. 





    • 2022-06-04
    • 8:00 PM
    • University Lutheran - 66 Winthrop St, Cambridge | Livestream also available
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    The Boston New Music Initiative and the Cambridge Chamber Singers are thrilled to present a joint concert entitled Music of Speech.  BNMI performs works by living composers that use the spoken word in various ways, running the gamut from pre-recorded speech to collective speech. The highlight will be the world premiere of Strange Birds by Ania Vu, winner of BNMI’s 9th Annual Commissioning Competition.

    Performing together, CCS and BNMI offer a diverse set of choral works, including accompanied Monteverdi madrigals, Rheinberger’s romantic Die Nacht, Larsen’s scat Dance Set, and Jobim’s jazzy Double Rainbow. The featured work - a 2020 joint commission by the two ensembles - is On the Nature of Things, by competition winner Andrew Davis.

    Your ticket purchase grants you access to both the live performance and the livestream.

    Andrew Davis* - On the Nature of Things
    Ania Vu° - Strange Birds
    Josef Rheinberger - Die Nacht
    Antônio Carlos Jobim - Double Rainbow
    Claudio Monteverdi - Hor che'l ciel
    Libby Larsen - Dance Set
    Emerson Voss^ - whereas
    Gunter Gaupp^ - those who watch
    Derek Douglas Carter§ - a bite of chocolate milk
    Kian Ravaei§ - Writing a Book

    *winner of our 7th Annual Commissioning Competition
    °winner of our 9th Annual Commissioning Competition
    ^presented on June 4 only
    §presented on June 5 only

    Presented by the Boston New Music Initiative core ensemble conducted by John Masko and the Cambridge Chamber Singers conducted by Raymond Fahrner

    These concerts were sponsored in part by grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.


    • 2022-06-05
    • 9:30 AM
    • Diesel Cafe - 257 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144
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    Get your morning caffeine on with BNMI staff and fellow composers.

    • 2022-06-05
    • 11:00 AM
    • Virtual (Zoom)
    Register

    Learn about writing for marimba from a master player! Matt will also be reading several pieces and giving feedback. To have your piece read, submit at bostonnewmusic.org/submit



    • 2022-06-05
    • 1:30 PM
    • Common Visitor Information Center 139 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02108
    Register

    Walk the Freedom Trail and see Boston’s most famous landmarks with BNMI staff and fellow composers. We will get some pizza lunch on the way (provided).



    • 2022-06-05
    • 7:00 PM
    • Pilgrim Congregational Church - 55 Coolidge Avenue, Lexington | Livestream also available
    Register

    The Boston New Music Initiative and the Cambridge Chamber Singers are thrilled to present a joint concert entitled Music of Speech.  BNMI performs works by living composers that use the spoken word in various ways, running the gamut from pre-recorded speech to collective speech. The highlight will be the world premiere of Strange Birds by Ania Vu, winner of BNMI’s 9th Annual Commissioning Competition.

    Performing together, CCS and BNMI offer a diverse set of choral works, including accompanied Monteverdi madrigals, Rheinberger’s romantic Die Nacht, Larsen’s scat Dance Set, and Jobim’s jazzy Double Rainbow. The featured work - a 2020 joint commission by the two ensembles - is On the Nature of Things, by competition winner Andrew Davis.

    Your ticket purchase grants you access to both the live performance and the livestream.

    Andrew Davis* - On the Nature of Things
    Ania Vu° - Strange Birds
    Josef Rheinberger - Die Nacht
    Antônio Carlos Jobim - Double Rainbow
    Claudio Monteverdi - Hor che'l ciel
    Libby Larsen - Dance Set
    Emerson Voss^ - whereas
    Gunter Gaupp^ - those who watch
    Derek Douglas Carter§ - a bite of chocolate milk
    Kian Ravaei§ - Writing a Book

    *winner of our 7th Annual Commissioning Competition
    °winner of our 9th Annual Commissioning Competition
    ^presented on June 4 only
    §presented on June 5 only

    Presented by the Boston New Music Initiative core ensemble conducted by John Masko and the Cambridge Chamber Singers conducted by Raymond Fahrner

    These concerts were sponsored in part by grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.


Past events

2022-05-14 Workshop: Writing For Recorder
2022-05-04 Composer Interview Series IV - Melika M. Fitzhugh
2022-04-20 BNMI Salon Series IV
2022-03-09 Composer Interview Series III - Ingrid Stölzel
2022-02-09 BNMI Salon Series III
2022-01-06 Composer Interview Series II - Jerod Tate
2021-12-15 BNMI Salon Series II
2021-11-10 Composer Interview Series I - Gabriel Bolaños
2021-10-05 BNMI Salon Series I
2021-07-27 BNMI Summer Salon
2021-06-20 Living Music Summit: Bon Appétit
2021-06-19 Living Music Summit: Writing for Violin and Viola Workshop
2021-06-18 Living Music Summit: Full Program
2021-05-22 Workshop: Writing Your Bio
2021-05-13 BNMI Salon Series: Salon VI
2021-03-23 BNMI Salon Series: Salon V
2021-03-06 Social Media and Web Presence for Composers and Musicians
2021-02-25 BNMI Salon Series: Salon IV
2021-01-12 BNMI Salon Series: Salon III
2020-12-09 BNMI Salon Series: Salon II
2020-10-29 BNMI Fall Salon
2020-08-30 Outdoor Concert
2019-11-09 Resounding Bodies and Spirits
2019-04-07 The Beauty of the Line
2019-02-16 <3
2018-11-03 Cello Composition Workshop
2018-10-12 The Beauty of the Night
2018-09-16 Beer for Music
2018-04-05 Dramatic Tensions
2018-01-27 Five's a Crowd - with special guest patchtax
2017-11-10 Opera Bites - Boston Opera Collaborative
2017-09-23 Fall Composition Workshop - Boston New Music Festival
2017-04-22 BNMI Season 8 Concert Ars Nexa Tempora
2017-01-21 Winter Composition Workshop
2016-11-04 Dualities
2016-04-16 BNMI Season 7 Spring Concert
2016-01-30 BNMI Season 7 Winter Concert
2015-04-16 SPACE/TIME
2014-11-14 Voci et Veritas
2014-04-12 Season 5 Finale
2013-10-31 BNMI at Ryles Jazz Club
2013-08-16 BNMI Post-Concert Reception
2013-02-16 A Candid Conversation with Richard Cornell

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