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The Music You Most Wanted to Hear Again…

Thursday, October 15 – SONiC Boom! Cultivate

The opening concert of SONiC Festival featured music by young composers from Copland House’s annual CULTIVATE fellowship program. The pieces the audience most wanted to hear again were Viet Cuong’s Wax and Wire; Michael Gilbertson’s Low-Hanging Fruit; Gity Razaz’s A Prayer for the Abandoned; and Steven Snowden’s Steam Man of the PrairiesYou can stream a video of the entire SONiC Boom: Cultivate concert here.

Viet CuongWax and Wire


Michael GilbertsonLow-Hanging Fruit 


Gity RazazA Prayer for the Abandoned


Steven SnowdenSteam Man of the Prairies



Friday, October 16 – ACO: New York Stories

Angélica NegrónMe He Perdido 

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Our winner Angelica Negron received the world premiere of her piece Me He Perdido by the American Composers Orchestra at the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place, part of ACO’s “New York Stories” program. Angelica collaborated with robotic-instrument builder Nick Yulman, placing mechanical percussion instruments throughout the audience. You can hear Angelica’s piece on New Sounds Live by clicking here.


Saturday, October 17 – Machine Music

Molly HerronStellar Atmospheres



Saturday, October 17 – Roomful of Teeth

William BritelleHigh Done No Why To

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Missy MazzoliVesper Sparrow

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You can listen to the entire concert here.


Saturday, October 17 – SONiC Afterhours: Visualizing Music

Bora YoonSons Nouveaux



Sunday, October 18 – JACK Out of the Box

You can listen to the JACK Out of the Box marathon here!

Set 1: Jason TruetingOblique Music for 4 plus (blank)


Jeff Myers – Requiem Aeternam


Set 2: Eblis Álvarez – Cinco temas para peliculas


Carolina Heredia – Lus in Bello

Caroline Heredia

Set 3: Caroline ShawBy & By


Justine F. ChenMeasuring Force and Distance for double quartet

Justine Chen credit Steven Laxton


Monday, October 19 – Nieuw Amsterdams Peil

You can listen to Nieuw Amsterdams Peil full concert here!

Molly JoyceAmplify

Molly Joyce


Tuesday, October 20 – wild Up:West 

The NYC debut of wild Up presented “a study of west coast: experimentalism, pulse music, noise, punk rock, Los Angeles, and tumbleweeds” RE:Sound winnders were Nick Deyoe, Andrew Tholl, and Andrew McIntosh. You can listen to the whole program here.

Nick DeyoeA New Anxiety

Nick Deyoe

Andrew Thollcorpus callosum

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Andrew McIntosh – Yelling into the Wind   



Wednesday, October 21 – SONiC Afterhours: Hybridity

You can listen to the whole program here

Set 1: Milton Nascimento – Fantasia on Cravo E Canela


Various – Tempestade

Set 2: Albert Marques – IDN

Zack O’Farrill – Foggy Conscience


Livio Almeida – Action and Reaction



Thursday, October 22 – Alarm Will Sound

Alarm Will Sound’s contribution to SONiC included New York premieres from three under-40 composers. Featured on the program were composers Texu Kim (Korea), Charlie Piper (England), Jeremy Podgursky (USA), Kate Soper (USA) and John Orfe (USA). Soper, Kim and Piper were our RE:Sound audience favorites. You can listen to these and the rest of the program here.

Kate SoperI Was Here I Was I (excerpts)

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Texu Kim – Bounce

Texu Kim

Charlie Piper – Zoetrope



Friday, October 23 – Orchestra Underground: 21st Firsts

Listen to the full concert here!

Judah AdashiSestina



Stay tuned and we’ll keep you posted about future broadcasts and streams on!