April Awards from the Robert D. Bielecki Foundation

Source: Robert D. Bielecki Foundation.

Ingrid Laubrock
$10,000 Composition Commission / Tuition Assistance
Toward a masters degree in music composition from the Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Sun Ra House
$6,500 Repairs / Restoration
The Sun Ra Arkestra house in Philadelphia is getting a second life after partially collapsing. The Robert D. Bielecki Foundation’s support (in conjunction with Ars Nova Workshop, PA) is helping to save the house as well as the Sun Ra legacy. Read the story.

Bang on a Can
$8,000 in Commissions to Bang on a Can
• Matana Roberts
• Rudresh Mahanthappa
• Fred Frith (2 compositions 2021/2022)

Yarn / Wire
$7,000 Recording and Performance Fees
Support for the forthcoming Black Truffle release of Annea Lockwood’s “Into the Vanishing Point” / Nate Wooley’s “Becoming Air.”

Louth Contemporary Music Society
$5,250 Underwriting Support
In support of the forthcoming release:
Jürg Frey’s I Listened to the Wind Again (2016/2017)
Soprano, clarinet, string trio, percussion
Hélène Fauchère, Carol Robinson, Sylvian Lemêtre, Agnès Vesterman, Garth Knox

Covid Grants
$1,000 Unrestricted Grant to Birdland
Save Birdland, “The Jazz Corner of the World.’ Part of RDBF support to organizations and individuals in the time of Covid.