RAM continues to be one of the most active composers’ collectives in the country. We’ve already presented three concerts of our members’ music this season, but there’s still more music to come.
Our plans for this May are huge: we’ll be presenting 10 concerts that month! On May 16-19, we’ll present 9 concerts on the Queens New Music Festival. And on May 24, we will present a concert as part of a new project: a composer/artist exchange with the Pittsburgh based musicians’ collective, Alia Musica. RAM will present music by two of their composers–along with the works of 4 RAM composers–and then, next season, Alia Musica will present music by two RAM composers on one of their programs in Pittsburgh.
We’ve already begun work on our plans for next season, too. We’ll produce the third Queens New Music Festival as well as 3 more concert programs of RAM composers’ music. Our first collaborating ensemble will be the incomparable Parthenia: a consort of Viols. RAM composers will be writing new works for these ancient instruments: new wine in old bottles.
Kate and Amir will perform 6 world or NYC premiere works by RAM and Alia Musica composers.
May 16-19, 2013: The Queens New Music Festival
RAM will host 9 different ensembles at the 4-day festival. There will be something for every musical taste from music paired with live dancers; young, emerging performers from Kaufman’s Face The Music ensembles; violin-electronics-spoken word performances; a 15-piece improvising ensemble; and traditional chamber groups. Every work performed at the festival will be from either a living composer or composed in the last 50 years.
November, 2013: Parthenia: a consort of Viols
RAM will collaborate with Parthenia: a consort of Viols, to premiere all new works. Composers included on the lineup will be Allen Schulz, Wang Jie, Jonathan Pieslak, Gilbert Galindo, and David Fetherolf.