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PADDLE TO THE SEA | THIRD COAST PERCUSSION
Based on the classic children’s book and Academy Award-nominated film, Paddle to the Sea explores our relationship to the bodies of water that connect our lives. Third Coast Percussion will perform their original soundtrack along with the film, as well as water-inspired works by composers Philip Glass and Jacob Druckman and the traditional music of the Shona people of Zimbabwe.
Wednesday, April 22 at 8:30 PM Eastern Time
THE WORLD WIDE TUNING MEDITATION
The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) and Music on the Rebound present The World Wide Tuning Meditation. Ione and Claire Chase lead a global performance of the late Pauline Oliveros’s The Tuning Meditation, a sonic gathering with a legacy of bringing communities together through meditative singing. Anyone from anywhere in the world is invited to join in via Zoom to sing together from their personal phone or computer. No music experience is necessary.
Saturday, April 25 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time
ALONE TOGETHER | JENNIFER KOH
Violinist Jennifer Koh’s Alone Together is an online commissioning project that brings composers together in support of the many freelancers among them. Twenty-one composers have each agreed to donate a new, 30-second micro-work for solo violin while also recommending a fellow composer to write their own 30-second solo violin work on paid commission from the artist-driven nonprofit ARCO Collaborative. Koh will premiere a selection of these donated and commissioned works each Saturday at 7:00 p.m Eastern Time .
Saturday, April 25 at 7:00 PM Eastern Time
ASHLEIGH GORDON IN LIVESTREAMED CONCERT | CASTLE OF OUR SKINS
Join Castle of our Skins’s Artistic Director and violist Ashleigh Gordon for a live-streamed concert-convo. Music to-be-announced and focused on the works of composers from the African diaspora.
Friday, April 24 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time
SUBTRACTTTTTTTTT | THINGNY & MATA
A live-streamed series of isolation etudes, songs, scenes, and scenarios reflecting on how a process of subtraction is redefining our mundane. Born out of thingNY’s earlier operatic experiment and debut album, this new audio-visual work was designed to explore the strengths of live streaming as a distinct art medium, toying with the abilities, shortfalls, and comical inconsistencies of bandwidth broadcast.
Friday, April 24 to Sunday, April 26 at 6:00 PM Eastern Time
CAMERON LEACH | CULTURE IN THE TIME OF CORONA
The Streetlight Guild, in partnership with the Johnstone Fund for New Music, presents Culture in the Time of Corona, a series of 6 free live-stream concerts taking place at The Streetlight Guild on Sunday afternoons. The purpose of these performances is to provide musicians with much-needed income, as many of them have experienced cancelled gigs due to public health concerns, and to provide the public at large with much-needed musical therapy during an unprecedented time of crisis. April 26 features Cameron Leach.
Sunday, April 26 at 3:00 PM Eastern Time
SHARA NOVA & AHYA SIMONE | CONNECTING ACO COMMUNITY
In response to the impacts of COVID-19 on composers and performers, American Composers Orchestra announces Connecting ACO Community, a new initiative to commission short works for solo instrument or voice. Each composer will receive $500 to write the work, and each performer will receive $500 to perform the work, with the rights to stream for six months. With this project, ACO aims to support artists who need financial assistance; to create new work that will live beyond this crisis; and provide virtual, interactive performances to ACO’s supporters and the general public. This event features Shara Nova’s new work for harpist Ahya Simone, followed by a Q&A with the composer and performer.
Sunday, April 26 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Saxophonist Bryan McNamara broadcasts a live performance of Eva-Maria Houben’s golden sun every day from Sunday through Friday during the coronavirus pandemic.
Live@NationalSawdust is a digital home for the voices and work of the artists they have hosted over the past 5 seasons in their Brooklyn venue. Live@NationalSawdust will feature weekly releases from their archive of live performances and is free for audiences across the globe.