Saturday, January 30, 2021

2021 Composers Now Festival Opening Event

Streamed on YouTube
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The Composers Now Visionary Award recognizes 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 2021 Composers Now Visionary Award will be presented to:

Joan Tower

"Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman" (1986)

São Paulo Symphony Orchestra

The First Commission Award provides young composers with support aimed to encourage artistic potential and creative development. Pre-college aged composers are nominated and reviewed by a jury. Selected composers receive a Composers Now commission and world premiere.  The 2021 First Commission Award is presented to:

Paloma Alonso

Paloma Alonso

"2020" (2021)

Darian Donovan Thomas, violin
Shayna Dunkelman, percussion
Angélica Negrón, mentor

Anthony Cheung
photo by Ben Gebo

Anthony Cheung

"Character Studies" (2016)

Miranda Cuckson, violin

inti figgi-vizueta
photo by ella joklik

inti figgis-vizueta

"Form the Fabric" (2020)

Ninth Planet New Music

Donal Fox
photo by Lou Jones

Donal Fox

"The Time is Now, Now's The Time" (2017)

Donal Fox Inventions Trio
Donal Fox, piano
John Lockwood, double bass
Kush Abadey, drums

Alba Potes

Alba Potes

"Tres Piezas Breves" (1990-97)

Charles Abramovic, piano

Pamela Z
photo by Shawn Harris

Pamela Z

"Other Rooms" (2018)

Pamela Z, voice and electronics