Source: I Care If You Listen.
The Ear Taxi Festival is (or rather, was) six days of music celebrating the contemporary classical music scene in Chicago. In more than 32 events around the city, it included more than 350 Chicago musicians, 88 Chicago composers, 54 world premieres, 5 sound installations, a colloquium from George Lewis and numerous panel discussions which ranged from the celebratory (NewMusicBox LIVE!) to advisory (‘Championing Emerging Composers’) to contemplative (‘New Music, Old Problems’). The Festival was advertised on the normal streets of Chicago with banners. It provided the national anthem at the Chicago marathon. It included a live concert on WFMT Radio, and many of its performances will subsequently be broadcast in Europe.