Orchestra Underground: A-V

Heralded in its 2011 inauguration as “a brilliant and unpretentious showcase for music in the new millennium” (The Guardian), SONiC returns October 15-23, 2015. Fifteen years into the new millennium, the soundscape of our time is being re-invented by a new generation. With 80+ up-and-coming composers and over 20 world premieres in every conceivable style, SONiC continues as the most significant and startling display of what composers are up to now. SONiC doesn’t attempt to define this moment in music, but brings composers, performers and audiences together to explore the richness, vitality and diversity of the Sounds of a New Century.

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Orchestra Underground: A-V

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Orchestra Underground: A-V (as in Audio-Visual) is an exploration of some of the wonderful possibilities found when video artists join the orchestra. This album contains three collaborative works by as many composers and videographers. Each is an integrated…


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Orchestra Underground: A-V (as in Audio-Visual) is an exploration of some of the wonderful possibilities found when video artists join the orchestra. This album contains three collaborative works by as many composers and videographers. Each is an integrated whole—the impact of the audio-visual experience being much more than the sum of its parts. As unified as the works are individually, the collection is stunning in the range of themes, sounds and aesthetics they offer. Each of the three pieces was premiered by American Composers Orchestra as part of Orchestra Underground. This concert series, founded in 1994, seeks to re-invent and re-imagine the orchestra with unusual instruments, eclectic influences, new technologies, important new compositional voices and the kind of interdisciplinary collaborations seen and heard in this A-V album. The works here are just a sample of the many new video/orchestra pairings born of Orchestra Underground in its first decade—and are released here to celebrate this milestone.

Full program notes: americancomposers.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/AV-Album-Liner-Notes.pdf

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