Members of Mantra Percussion at The Kitchen

Q2 Music partners with New York City’s MATA Festival to bring you on-demand audio from the annual presentation of emerging, international composers.

Founded in 1996 by Philip Glass and his ensemble members Lisa Bielawa and Eleonor Sandresky, the MATA Festival has established itself as a leading festival for young talent. With a global call for new scores, the week-long festival brings audiences an ambitious variety of experimental performances each spring.

The MATA Festival has offered early opportunities for now prominent figures such as Jennifer Higdon and Macarthur Genius Grant recipient Francisco Nunez. Todd Tarantino currently serves as executive director (2015), with notable past directors including composers David T. Little and Yotam Haber.