Amina Claudine Myers Trio / Thurman Barker's Strike Force @ Roulette 2.26.15
Kiran Ahluwalia @ Roulette 2.21.15
Pauline Oliveros @ Rubin Museum 2.21.15
Resonance Collective + Periapsis Music and Dance @ ShapeShifter Lab 2.15.15
Innovative Women in New Music @ The Cutting Room 2.22.15
Guy Davis Trio @ Hostos Center 2.27.15
Alvin Singleton @ Kings County Family Court Black History Month Celebration 2.26.15

Spotlight on Presenter Partner Events in March

Encompass New Opera Theatre presents excerpts from Richard Pearson Thomas's opera-in-progress Blood of Angels on Sunday, March 15 at the Manhattan School of Music. Blood of Angels dramatizes the political career of George C. Wallace set against the backdrop of the Civil Rights movement. The half-hour performance is at 2:30 p.m., followed by a half hour of conversation. 

On March 19 at 8 pm, Interpretations presents baritone Thomas Buckner in "AACM50: Thomas Buckner performs AACM," a concert celebrating 50 years of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians with an evening of works written for Buckner by AACM composers including Muhal Richard Abrams, Leroy Jenkins, Roscoe Mitchell, Amina Claudine Myers, Wadada Leo Smith, and Henry Threadgill. More information at www.interpretations.info.

In March, the Streaming Museum features the Kinetic Sound Sculptures and Story of Iranian Artist Mo H. Zareei, his Brutalist Noise Ensemble and the Artists and Brutalist Architecture that Influenced Him. This feature is available throughout March on the Streaming Museum website. For more information, visit streamingmuseum.org/mh-zareei/.

PIX/Channel 11 television reporter Joe Mauceri covers Innovative Women in New Music event

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The Cutting Room, NYC was the venue on Sunday, February 22nd for a tribute to and keynote address by Laurie Anderson - composer, performance artist, mentor and trailblazer. Also participating were Annie Gosfield, Missy Mazzoli, Martha Mooke, Angélica Negrón and Kathleen Supove. This event was part of the 2015 Composers Now Festival.

Learn more here.

Composers Now Awarded Transformative Grant from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund

Composers Now has been awarded a transformative grant from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund for 2015. The support will allow Composers Now to continue to deepen its commitment to composers, both through the annual festival in NYC's five boroughs, and through the expansion of its current programs. The grant also allows for the possibility of new initiatives in support of the organization's mission.

Read the full press release.