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The Opening Event of the twelfth annual Composers Now Festival featured a vibrant program of music by living composers hosted by Composers Now founder and artistic director, Tania León.
|The Composers Now Visionary Award recognized members of the arts community who, through their own creative practice and advocacy for others, have made a profound, positive and lasting impact in our culture. This year, the 2022 Composers Now Visionary Award were presented to:|
|The First Commission Award provides young composers with support aimed to encourage artistic potential and creative development. Selected composers receive a Composers Now commission and world premiere. This annual award is generously made possible by Michael Minard. The 2022 First Commission Award was presented to:|
Interim for trio and electronics (2022)
award made possible through the generosity of
Performance of a new work by composer Seong Ae Kim and visual artist Andre Veloux created during their December 2021 Composers Now Composers Creative Residency, co-produced with the Pocantico Center of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.
|Seong Ae Kim||Andre Veloux|
The evening also included a 2021 Rohan Chander work performed by pianist Vicky Chow, a performance by Joy Guidry, and composer/trumpeter Jonathan Saraga.
|Rohan Chander||Vicky Chow
photo by Kaitlin Jane
photo by Shala Miller
photo by Luke Marantz
Rohan Chander - The Tragedy of Hikikomori Loveless for electronics (2021)
Vicky Chow, keyboards
Joy Guidry - Face to Face (2022)
Jonathan Saraga - Recurring Dream (2012, arr. 2021)
Jonathan Saraga, trumpet
Chris Pattishall, piano
James Robbins, bass
Mark Whitfield, Jr., drums
January 11, 2022; Douglas Recording, NYC
Scott Chiu, audio-video recording, mixing & mastering and production