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The 2022 Living Music Summit is was a huge success! Thanks to everyone who participated! Recordings will be posted as available on our youtube channel. You can also replay the livestreams there. The Living Music Summit will continue to host the Salon Series, the Composer Interview Series and a Workshop Series, but will take a hiatus from the larger festival for the 2022-2023 season. We hope to return in Season 15!

Headshot Event and Fundraiser

Do you need a headshot but are super busy or don't have a lot money? This is your chance! On April 15 Taylor Rossi will be doing a special headshot day with BNMI! Get two touched up headshots for $50, plus Taylor will donate some of each purchase to BNMI. Photo sessions will be at Boston Public Gardens. Book now!

Call for Scores: Sound, Image, Gesture

The Call for Scores: Sound Image, Gesture is now closed. Winners will be announced by fall 2024.

Composer Interview Series

Join us for the next installment Composer Interview Series with Evan Williams on May 18 at 1pm ET. More info and tickets here.

Workshop: Ableton with Brian KM

Thanks to everyone who joined us for a great workshop on using Ableton with Brian KM. A recording of the event is available to Shout It Out members as part of our professional development archive.

Salon Series

The final installment of the Salon Series for the season will be Sunday, March 26 at 11am ET. Register here.

Prismatic Congruency Series

Prismatic Congruency is back! Check out the November-December and January-February series! Watch them all at our youtube channel! Vote for your favorites by March 18 and see the finalists at a special presentation on March 25 at 4pm ET.

8th Annual Young Composers' Competition

We are excited to announce the winner of the 8th Annual Young Composers' Competition! Yan Ee Toh has won for her work "iridescent shadows."

A Singapor based composer, Yan Ee's music deals with dichotomies within nature - both the phenomena of our physical world, as well as the nature of things. Her work explores gestures through the amalgamation and morphing of timbres and harmonies.

We would also like to congratulate Holden Mui for receiving an Honorable Mention for his work, "Trio for violin, cello and piano."

10th Annual Commissioning Competition

The Boston New Music Initiative is very excited to announce the winner of our 10th Annual Commissioning Competition! Our judging panel was extremely impressed with the quality of the works submitted. Luis Quintana's piece "Débris d'Instant Furtifs" was selected by an outside panel of industry professionals from an anonymous pool of around 80 very wonderful compositions. Quintana will be writing a new work for BNMI pianist Shalun Li to be premiered in 2023.

Born in Puerto Rico, Luis Quintana is an instrumental, vocal and electronic music composer who develops his work in France and abroad in the field of contemporary music, extending the frontiers of his musical universe from concert music to acousmatic pieces and sound installations.

Winner of several international competitions and awards, he obtained the first prize at the 'New Classics' International Composition Competition in Moscow, as well as the first prize at the Iannis Xenakis International Electronic Music Competition, the Martirano Award, the Grand Prize of the Ise-Shima art committee, and the Pierre Cardin prize in music from the Académie des beaux-arts.

His work has been showcased in Europe, Latin America, Japan, as well as in the United States, and has been performed by ensembles like L’Instant Donné, Ensemble Intercontemporain, TM+, Orchestre des lauréats du CNSMDP, Studio for New Music Ensemble, Illinois Modern Ensemble (among others); and has been played in such festivals like Festival Manifest, Darmstadt Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, Biennale de Musiques Exploratoires (B!ME), Soirée Sonore at the National Museum of Modern Art in Paris (Centre Pompidou), the Born Creative festival in Japan… and his catalog is partly published by Babel Scores.

BNMI would also like to recognize four honorable mentions: June Young Will Kim, Patrick Andrew Thompson, Carl Schimmel and Patricia Martinez.

11th Annual Commissioning Competition

The Boston New Music Initiative is now closed. This year's winner will have the opportunity to write a new work for the BNMI core ensemble, Pierrot plus percussion. The winner will be announced in Spring 2023.

Workshop: Writing for Recorder

Workshop: Writing for Marimba

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the workshops as part of the Living Music Summit! Check out the recorder workshop here. The marimba workshop will be available soon.

Composer Interview Series - Season 13

The complete Season 13 and 14 Composer Interview Series with Gabriel Bolaños, Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate, Ingrid Stölzel, Melika M. Fitzhugh, Leah Reid, Osnat Netzer and Karola Obermüller are available to all Shout It Out members as part of our professional development archive.


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