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VOX NOVUS NEWSLETTER - New Music for the 21st Century
> POSTCARD: 68 in; 67 out
> PERFORMANCE: Premiere 60X60 UK MIX
> PERFORMANCE: Stone Soup - Composer’s Voice 100th Concert Celebration
> PERFORMANCE: Fifteen One-Minute Waltzes
> PERFORMANCE: Composer’s Voice Annual Japan Concert
> PERFORMANCE: West Point Woodwind Quintet
> RESULTS: Selections for the Civil War Sesquicentennial
> Fifteen Minutes of Fame - call for contrabass clarinet solos
> Composer's Site - expiring opportunities

Upcomming Performances

Stone Soup

Stone Soup - 100th Composer's Voice Concert Celebration

Saturday, April 13, 2013 - 3:30 PM to 10:00 PM

For over a decade, Composer’s Voice has presented the most electrifying contemporary music of living composers and musicians.

For free. All by volunteers: musicians, composers, producer/presenters, and in-kind contributions.

Now we are approaching our 100th concert.

That’s a big deal!

We have produced and presented our chamber concerts with little or no resources relying on the extraordinary talents and commitment of our volunteers who have mostly been musicians.

To celebrate, we are throwing a party called Stone Soup. (Three concert performances at 6:00 PM, 7:30 PM, and 9:00 PM) Attendees can expect to enjoy an extravaganza presenting the greatest number of composers, musicians, ensembles, and performers that we can possibly showcase at one time with wine, hors d’oeuvres, and general revelry. During our kickoff reception and two lively intermissions, we will ask our guests to support Composer’s Voice. The party won’t stop when the last note is played: Join us at Pony Bar, located a block away, for a festive after party.

Why Stone Soup?

The story of “Stone Soup” unfolds as hungry travelers come to a town in search of food. However, a famine has struck the town’s people and they have no food to spare.The travelers boil a pot of water containing a large stone, proclaiming it to be a delicious “stone” soup if only they could locate a special garnish. The inquisitive villagers eventually contribute vegetables, seasonings, and meat to make a nourishing meal that feeds everyone.

The special ingredient is community!

Using the parable of “Stone Soup”, we hope to pool our resources to create a musical soup that can feed us all.

Here’s why.

Composer’s Voice wants to evolve our series to compensate performers for the 2014 season. We can do this if everyone adds a little.

What will you add to the soup?

Stone Soup - Composer's Voice 100th concert Gala
Jan Hus Church
April 13, 2013
Jan Hus Church
351 East 74th Street
New York, New York

You can find more information about the Stone Soup - 100th Composer's Voice concert celebration by clicking here.


3:30-4:15 Play along with Douglas DaSilva

5:00-6:00 Reception with food and drink

6:00-7:00 First Concert

Works and performances by Christian McLeer; Douglas DaSilva; Yuri Boguinia; Julius Bucsis; Lynn Bechtold/Dan Cooper Viola Yip & Co.

7:00-7:30 Intermission

7:30-8:30 Dance Performance with Sound of Vision

Works and performances by Mark Olivieri, Nicholas S. Omiccioli, Doug Opel, Sam Pellman, Miranda Raimondi, Nicolas Scherzinger, Zhou Tian
Choreography and dancing by Falon Baltzell, Christina D’Amico, Stephanie Dattellas, Sierra DeSalvia, Brandon Ellis, Jennifer Helft, Amanda Hinchey, Aislinn Lacorazza, Chloe Leibrick, Amber Schermerhorn, Abbey Staebell Devon Monin, Heather Roffe, Vanessa VanWormer, Heather Kleinschmidt, Alaina Olivieri, Laura Regna, Julie Schlafer Rossette, Missy Pfohl Smith, Ellen Tomer, Courtney World (BIODANCE)

8:30-9:00 Intermission

Raffle announcement for a 2 foot dream catcher by Genga

9:00-10:00 Third Concert

Works and performances by EMR; Mirna Lekic; andPlay; Melanie Mitrano, Kenji Haba/Susan Mandel; Mary Hubbell/Mirna Lekic; Viola Yip & Co. Improvisations; The Sofia Ensemble; Parhelion; String Quartet

10:00- After party at Pony Bar

60x60 UK MIx

Premiere of the 60x60 UK Mix

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 6:00 PM

60X60 2012 UK MIX will premiere in Cincinnati, Ohio at the University of Cincinnati outside the 5th floor gallery. This presentation of 60x60 is sponsored and presented by the Society of Composers, Inc. CCM Student Chapter. The 60x60 2012 UK Mix is coordinated and "macro-composed" by Elainie Lillios.

Composers in the 60x60 (2012) UK Mix include:
Monty Adkins, Torsten Anders, Hannibal Eric Andersen, Robert Bentall, David John Bird, Paul Burnell, Bernard Clarke, Ricardo Climent, Adam Cullen, Philip Watts d'Alton, Aidan Deery, Gordon Delap, Robert J Dow, Roger L Doyle, Ambrose Field, Diego Garro, Gerard Gormley, Daniel Grossman, Kerry L Hagan, Christopher Haworth, Connor Hutton, Fergus Johnston, Elischa Kaminer, Ka Yau Lau, Sebastien Lavoie, Augustine Jan Seth Maranatha Bannatyne Leudar, Jesse Lyons, John Howard Maycraft, Danny Mc Carthy, Daniel Clive McCallum, Stephen McCourt, Liam Molloy, Adrian Moore, Peter Mottram, Roger Norwood, Emma O'Halloran, Mariko Otake, Felipe Otondo, Lefteris Papadimitriou, Karen Power, Stephan Probst, Robert Ratcliffe, Philip Reeder, Peter Roberts, Paul J Rogers, David Warren Ross, Stephen Jay Schumacher, Richard Scott, Les Scott, Nichola Scrutton, Achilleas Sourlas, Joe Stevens, Pete Stollery, Theo Vidgen, Patricia Walsh, Lisa Whistlecroft, Tom Williams, Paul Wilson, Simon D. Wilson, and Nena Zinovieff

Click here for the Concert Program of the 60x60 (2012) UK Mix

60x60 (2012) UK MIX
April 10, 2013 - 6:00 PM
College of DAAP
Outside the 5th floor gallery
University of Cincinnati
5470 Aronoff Center
Cincinnati, Ohio

Fifteen Minutes of Fame CrossIsland Trio

Fifteen Minutes of Fame with Cross Island Trio:
One Minute Waltzes for clarinet, cello, and piano

Saturday, April 13, 2013 - 8:00 PM

Cross Island Trio perform Fifteen Minutes of Fame at the Distinguished Artist Series at Plainview-Old Bethpage Library, Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York

This Fifteen Minutes of Fame contains 15 one-minute waltzes from the composers: Helga Beier, Scott Brickman, Dominic Dousa, Alan Elkins, Adam Giese, Masatora Goya, David Heuser, Kevin Holland, Steven Kreamer, Tim Labor, Libby Moyer & John Spartan, Steven Serpa, Bob Siebert, Ruben Toledo, and Benjamin Williams

Distinguished Artist Series
Fiften Minutes of Fame with Cross Island Trio:
One Minute Waltzes for One Minute Waltzes for clarinet, cello, and piano
Sunday April 14, 2013 8:00PM
Distinguished Artist Series
Old Bethpage Library
999 Old Country Rd
Plainview, New York

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Composer's Voice
2nd Annual
Japan Perspective
curated by Douglas DaSilva

Sunday, April 14, 2013 - 1:00 PM

Composer’s Voice Presents it’s 2nd Annual Japan Perspective concert featuring Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Satoshi Okamoto, double bass & Pascual Martinez Forteza, clarinet: 15 one-minute pieces by 15 composers from around the world, writing specifically for this project and performer to be premiered on this concert! This international collaboration will present the music of Javier Martinez Campos; Fermino Gomes; Naifeh Harmon; Olga Harris; Steven Kreamer; Peter Lam; Maureen Reyes Lavastida; John Mackay; Steven H. Markowitz; Kevin McCarter; Kaori Nakano; Kala Pierson; Jamal Sameri; Leo Soeda; Christopher Wicks from Australia; Brazil; Canada; Cuba; England; Germany; Iran; Japan; and USA.

Composer's Voice Concert Series is an opportunity for contemporary composers to express their musical aesthetic and personal "voice" created in their compositions. Started in 2001, the “Composer’s Voice” concert series is presenting its 11th of 31 concerts scheduled in throughout the world for 2013, Sunday, April 14, 2013. Information on the Composer's Voice, and more projects of Vox Novus, access:

Composer’s Voice concert
Sunday April 14, 2013 1:00PM
Jan Hus Presbyterian Church
351 E 74th St,
New York, NY 10021-3798

West Point Woodwind Quintet

West Point Woodwind Quintet
Commemorating the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War

Sunday, April 14, 2013 - 3:00 PM

The West Point Woodwind Quintet will be presenting a special program commemorating the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War. This concert will include an encore performance of Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame (15 one-minute pieces composed specifically for WPWQ and this commemoration) as well as the world premiere of works by Alyssa Reit; Aimee Smith; Erik Branch; and David Arend! This concert is FREE and open to all and will be held at the West Point Jewish Chapel. The concert begins at 3:00pm!

Commemorating the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War
Sunday, April 14, 2013 - 3:00pm
West Point Jewish Chapel
750 Merritt Rd,
West Point, NY 10996


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68 in; 67 out

68 in; 67 out

Lagnar Dinklaker is the only known woman to fit an entire symphony orchestra in her mouth. Dinklaker herself can’t explain it. “It just happened,” she says with a shrug. “I was sitting in Row B listening to the Pascagoula Philharmonic play Otto Pringler’s Etude Bruté. It was kind of a boring tune, so I yawned. The next thing I knew, the whole darned string section had put down their instruments and was jumping into my mouth! I tried to stop them, but then the conductor – I forget his name but he was a big, burly guy – was holding my mouth wide open. Initially, I liked all the attention, but later I did feel a bit humiliated.” In all, 68 musicians crowded into Lagnar Dinklaker’s mouth, along with a pair of timpani. However, only 67 musicians got out. By the time the flute section was extricating itself, Dinklaker’s jaw muscles were tiring, and her mouth snapped shut before the piccolo player could escape. He hasn’t been heard from since.

David Gunn

David Gunn


West Point Woodwind Quintet

Composer's selected for the Westpoint Woodwind Quintet in a commemoration for the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War

The theme, Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, includes works inspired or can be drawn from Civil War, art, literature, political commentary, historical events, or anything else that can be associated with the Civil War taking into consideration the sacred atmosphere of Gettysburg. Composer's selected for the Westpoint Woodwind Quintet in a commemoration for the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War inlcude:

David Arend

David Arend's "Corps Remembered,"

Erik Branch

Erik Branch's "A Woman of Great Heart,

Alyssa Reit

Alyssa Reit's "Upon This Hallowed Ground,"

Aimee Smith

and "The Civility of War" by Aimee Smith


Fifteen Minutes of Fame

Fifteen Minutes of Fame


Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Thinking Outside
of the Paperclip
with Alex Sramek

Deadline April 09, 2013

Vox Novus is calling for one-minute contrabass clarinet pieces composed for Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame to be performed Sunday, June 9, 2013 for theComposer's Voice concert series at the Jan Hus Church in New York City, with additional performance in Los Angeles. The one-minute pieces are to be written specifically for this project, which will be performed by Alex Sramek. The theme of this call is “Thinking Outside of the Paperclip”

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