Watch: SONiC Boom! Kicking Off the Sounds of a New Century Festival
Friday, October 16, 2015
On Thursday, Oct. 15, Q2 Music and host Terrance McKnight kicked off the Sounds of a New Century Festival (SONiC) – a nine-day, city-wide celebration of 21st-century music written by composers age 40 and under – in The Greene Space at WQXR. The festival is presented by the American Composers Orchestra and takes place from October 15-23.
The show featured the Music from Copland House ensemble performing works by emerging composers of Copland House's Cultivate institute, including Viet Cuong, Reena Esmail, Michael Gilbertson, Gity Razaz, Steven Snowden and Dan Visconti.
You can watch the event on demand below:
Michael Gilbertson: Low-Hanging Fruit
Reena Esmail: Tasveer
Viet Cuong: Wax and Wire
Gity Razaz: A Prayer for the Abandoned
Steven Snowden: Steam Man of the Prairies
Dan Visconti: Lonesome Roads (excerpts)
The American Composers Orchestra’s inaugural SONiC Festival, presented in 2011, was hailed as "a brilliant and unpretentious showcase for music in the new millennium" (The Guardian). The second edition returned in 2015 with over 20 world premieres, and music from over 80 composers age 40 and under at venues across New York City. Q2 Music is the digital media partner of the SONiC Festival, and all concerts will be available for on-demand streaming at q2music.org.