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March 6, 2015
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> POSTCARD: The Mute
> 60x60 Wave Farm Mix premiere broadcast on WGXC 90.7-FM
> Composer's Voice concert
> Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame with Tzu-En_lee
> Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame with Austin Mandolin Orchestra
> Circuit Bridges @ UCLan
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> Electronic Music Midwest - 2015 Call for Submissions
> Composer Opportunites on Music Avatar
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The Mute

The Mute

Henrik Pringler, Sergeant-Trumpeter with the Sixth Mustachioed Dragoon Guards, was forever misplacing his horn’s mute. (That’s the mechanical thingie that muffles the sound of a brass instrument.) His wife, Prudence, solved the problem by designing a mute that doubled as a helmet which nicely complemented Henrik’s military uniform. Thenceforth, he was never without it. Regrettably, Henrik typically forgot that he was wearing the thing until a measure after he needed it. Worse, he would invariably dope smack himself on the head for his forgetfulness, which often resulted in a puncture wound.

David Gunn

For 10½ years, David Gunn co-hosted the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award-winning radio show, Kalvos & Damian's New Music Bazaar. The show is archived at Gunn's own website,, contains numerous recordings and scores of his compositions. Gunn is also a writer and humorist, and examples of both can also be found on his website. He lives simultaneously in Barre, Vermont.

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60x60 Wave Farm Mix 60x60 Wave Farm Mix

60x60 Wave Farm Mix

Radio & Internet Broadcast
March 7, 2015 at 8 p.m.
Wave Farm’s WGXC 90.70-FM (and

Saturday March 7 at 8:00 PM EST Wave Farm will be broadcasting the premiere of the 60x60 Wave Farm mix on WGXC 90.7-FM. The Radio broadcast will also have an Internet simulcast at

Vox Novus and Wave Farm are delighted to collaborate on a special edition of 60x60 focused on Radio Art. Selected from an international open call, 60 works (created with, for, about radio and transmission) with durations of 60 seconds, comprise this eleventh annual 60x60 project. 60x60 Wave Farm Mix will be featured as an FM broadcast on Wave Farm’s WGXC 90.7-FM; distributed as a Wave Farm Dispatch Series download; and featured in a series of live listening events.

60×60 is a one-hour-long show made by sequencing 60 pre-recorded pieces by 60 different composers, each piece a minute in length or shorter. Every one-minute piece will be played continuously without pause. Each of the 60 pieces will begin precisely at the beginning of the minute, this will mark the end of one piece and the beginning of another.

About Wave Farm
Wave Farm is a non-profit arts organization that celebrates creative and community use of media and the airwaves. Wave Farm programs programs support artists who engage the transmission spectrum, on the airwaves and through public events and include the Wave Farm Artist Residency Program, and international visiting artist program; and the Transmission Arts Archive, a living genealogy of artists’ experiments with broadcast media and the airwaves. Wave Farm’s WGXC-FM is a creative community radio station that commits over 60 hours a week to transmission art and experimental sound.

About Vox Novus
Vox Novus is new music production and promotion company. Its mission is to cultivate a music community and make new music readily available to the greater public. Vox Novus accomplishes this mission through its concert programs: 60x60, Composer's Voice concert series, Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame, and Circuit Bridges. To empower the community of new music Vox Novus make available web tools to better sccomplish the promtion of new music such as: Composers' Site, Music Avatar, NM421, and other resources.

Composers selected for the 60x60 Wave Farm Mix include:

Miles Leo Allen, Peter Barnard, Pedro Bericat, Colin Black, David Bohn, Eric Boivin, Joseph Bourdeau, Michael Boyd, Steve Bull, Christina Campanella, Sounds: Damian Catera, Words: Patricia Kositzky, Bernard Clarke, alan coon, Brett Copeland, Nathan Corder, Lin Culbertson, Grant Cutler, D. Edward Davis, Michael Dean, Benjamin Luke Deane, Justin Downs, Lorenz Erdmann, Vincent Euliano, Cameron Fraser, Soressa Gardner, David Heuser, Alan M Jackson, Tara Jackson, Brian D. Kelly, Tyler Kline, Keith Kothman, Sebastien Lavoie, Joshua Liebowitz, Stephen Lilly, Pol McLernon / Matt Lewis, Todd Merrell, Michael Nazionale, Serban Nichifor, Ken Nickels, Jesper Norda, Ken Paoli, Zach Poff, Aleksandr Rikhterman, John Roach, Lee Rosevere, Edward Ruchalski, Sam Sebren, Asha Sheshadri, Chatori Shimizu, Jason Sloan, David Jason Snow, Hans Tammen, Rachel Devorah Trapp, Dixie Treichel, Mark Vernon, Robert Voisey, Jane Wang, J. Wetherell, Chris Wood, and Sabrina Pena Young
More can be found at

60x60 Wave Farm Mix Radio & Internet Broadcast
March 7, 2015 at 8 p.m.
Wave Farm’s WGXC 90.70-FM (and

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Composer's Voice

Composers' Voice March 8, 2015
Sunday at 1:00pm

The Composer's Voice is an opportunity for contemporary composers to express their aesthetic and personal "voice." Chamber concerts are presented on Sunday afternoons presented in Conjunction with Vox Novus and Jan Hus Church. The programs are all composed by living composers and presented by talented musicians who champion contemporary music.

This Sunday Composer’s Voice will feature:

A native of Taiwan, pianist Shiau-uen Ding is an energetic performer of traditional and contemporary repertoire. She was called a “daredevil” by New York Times for her performance at Bang on a Can Marathon and “a powerful force on the new music scene” by Array for her performance at Spark Festival in Minneapolis.

Todd Groves performs on saxophones, flutes, clarinets, recorders and ethnic flutes. Recent NYC shows: Aladdin, Motown, Nice Work If You Can Get It, RCMH Christmas Spectacular, Follies, Catch Me If You Can, many NY City Center shows. Recent recordings/appearances: Late Show with David Letterman, Tony Awards, Emmy Awards, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Wizarding World of Harry Potter, HEM, Boyz II Men, and R Kelly.

Flutist A. Lish Lindsey made her Carnegie Hall debut as solo piccoloist with the Eastern Wind Symphony and has performed in venues such as Avery Fisher Hall, the Kennedy Center, and Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall.

Jennifer Shaw began playing the cello at age nine in Taipei, Taiwan. Her various experiences have brought her to perform with the Dave Brubeck Quartet and the Eagles, and in NYC venues including Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, and the Beacon Theater.

Yang Tsung-hsien a Professor of music at Taipei National University of the Arts. Since 1994 he has been the resident composer for Contemporary Chamber Orchestra Taipei (CCOT).

Award-winning composer Greg Bartholomew, who is frequently performed across the United States and in Canada, Australia and Europe. NPR classical music reviewer Tom Manoff called him “a fine composer not afraid of accessibility.”

Composer/cellist and professor of music at National University of Music Bucharest Serban Nichifor will have is piece Prayer for My Angel Liana was composed for Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Conway Kuo, violin as “an homage to my very dear wife Liana Alexandra, for his love, support and sacrifice....” Serban lives in Bucharest, Romania.

José Jesus de Azevedo Souza whose music has recently been performed in the Golden Key of Vienna Festival, the Composers’ Voice Concert Series across the United States, the Festival Internacional de Música Contemporânea in Brazil and was recognized at the World Contest of Composition for Peace.

Fifteen Minutes of Fame  Tzu-En Lee

Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame with Tzu-En Lee
March 8, 2015
Sunday at 1:00pm

Fifteen Minutes of Fame is 15 one-minute works by different composers. Fifteen composers selected for Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame with Tzu-En Lee. Vox Novus called for one-minute pieces composed for Solo violin with a theme of Taiwanese Folk Music. This Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame for Tzu-En Lee is to be premiered on March 8, 2015 for the Composer’s Voice concert Series at the Jan Hus Church in New York City. The theme “Taiwanese Folk Music” serves as an inspiration for the composers. Ms. Lee wishes to inspire the composers to write original music to exemplify her love for Taiwanese music.

Fifteen Minutes of Fame gives a variety of new music by living composers to audiences hungry to hear what is being created in today's music scene.

"...the 15 Minutes of Fame project of Vox Novus is a godsend. It organizes competitions whereby ensembles commission worldwide calls for submissions of approximately one-minute pieces, and then select their 15 favorites for premieres. The players, themselves emerging and without the funds for a traditional commission fee, get original works to present, while the likewise emerging composers get a chance for exposure and a premiere..." - Seth Gilman, NY Music Culture Examiner

Violinist Tzu-En Lee has began studying violin at the age of five. Since then, she has performed extensively in her native Taiwan and has won numerous competitions, including Taiwan National Violin Competition. Since coming to the United States, Tzu-En Lee studied violin performance at Mannes College of Music. She graduated with a diploma in the Spring of 2012 and is currently pursuing further studies in the graduate program at Mannes under the tutelage of violinist Yuri Vodovoz. In addition to her studies, Ms. Lee has enjoyed taking part in the musical life of NYC as a free-lance musician. Since 2009 she has performed with the Pocket Opera of NY. Tzu-En Lee has also sought out opportunities to perform the music of contemporary composers. She has participated in the Second and Third Annual Social Networking Concerts, produced by composer Douglas Townsend at Saint Peter’s Church in Manhattan, where she has performed a world premiere of the work by Australian composer Houston Dunleavy. Ms. Lee performed in New York as a soloist, alongside violinists Muneyoshi Takahashi and Kinga Augustyn, with the Broadway Bach Ensemble, conducted by Arkady Leytush, in the New York premiere of Douglas Townsend's Concerto "in the old style" for Three Solo Violins and String Orchestra (1994).

Composer's Voice presents the world premiere of Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Tzu-En Lee, violin (Taiwanese theme). Tzu-En Lee will present 15 one-minute works by 15 composers: Daniel Arnold, Rodrigo Baggio, Roger Blanc, Erik Branch, Ursula Erhart-Schwertmann, Fermino Gomes, Shigeru Kan-no, Damon Lee, Feng-Hsu Lee, Daniel Mihai, Yan Pang, Louis Sauter, Richard G Smith, Nolan Stolz, Christopher M. Wicks

Composer’s Voice presents the pinnacle of today’s music with its twice-monthly concert series of music by living composers at the Jan Hus Church, 351 East 74th Street, New York City.

"it's on the edge of what's happening"
- Brant Lyon, Great Weather for Media

Tickets: Admission is FREE. Donations of food, clothing, and toiletries are encouraged for the Homeless Outreach & Advocacy Program

Composer's Voice Concert
Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 1:00pm
Jan Hus Presbyterian Church
351 E 74th Street
New York, New York 10021

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Fifteen Minutes of Fame Austin Mandolin Orchestra

Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame with
Austin Mandolin Orchestra

March 8, 2015 - Sunday at 7:00pm CST
Streamed live at:

Fifteen Minutes of Fame is 15 one-minute works by different composers.

Vox Novus is called for one-minute pieces composed for Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Austin Mandolin Orchestra to be premiered March 2015 in Austin Texas and a second performance in the October 2015 at the convention of the Classical Mandolin Society of America.

The theme for this fifteen-Minuites-of-Fame is the wildflowers of Texas. From AngelTrumpets to Zephyrlilies, Texas offers diverse habitats to a kaleidoscopic assortment of flora. As our landscape reawakens, we will celebrate the promise of spring with vibrant new music.

Fifteen Minutes of Fame gives a variety of new music by living composers to audiences hungry to hear what is being created in today's music scene.

World premiere of Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Austin Mandolin Orchestra, in Austin, Texas. 15 one-minute works for mandolin orchestra by John Akins, Johanna Asher, Rodrigo Baggio, David Bohn, Erik Branch, Philip DeWalt, John Egenes, Daniel Grantham, Owen Hartford, James Kellaris, Aram Petrosyan, Evelyn Tiffany-Castiglioni, Barry Trott, Jean-Pierre Vial, and Blair Whittington.

On Sunday, March 8, 2015 7:00PM Central Standard Time the World Premiere of Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Austin Mandolin Orchestra will be broadcasted live from Blackerby Recital Hall in Austin, Texas. It will be live streamed at:

The Austin Mandolin Orchestra will be presenting 15 one-minute works by 15 composers: John R. Akins, Johanna Asher, Rodrigo Baggio, David Bohn, Erik Branch, Philip DeWalt, John Egenes, Daniel Grantham, Owen Hartford, James J. Kellaris, Aram Petrosyan, Evelyn Tiffany-Castiglioni, Barry Trott, Jean-Pierre Vial, Blair Whittington

The Austin Mandolin Orchestra is a community mandolin orchestra based in Austin Texas. Formed in 2004, the orchestra now includes over performing 20 members. Known for it's adventurous programming, in June 2013 the AMO performed Opus Twelve , a recital of eighteen new works composed by founder and director, Joel R Hobbs. Also in 2015, the Austin Mandolin Orchestra plans to host the Fall 2015 convention of the Classical Mandolin Society of America. More about the Austin Mandolin Orchestra

Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame with Austin Mandolin Orchestra
Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 7:00pm CST (Austin, Texas)
Blackerby Recital Hall
1111 W Anderson Lane
Austin, Texas
(will be live streamed at:

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Circuit Bridges

Circuit Bridges @ UCLan
March 12, 2015
Thursday from 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Circuit Bridges is going to University of Central Lancashire presenting a concert in collaboration with Patricia Walsh.

The Media Factory, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, a unique sound-event collaboration between Circuit Bridges Vox Novus, New York and UK artist Patricia Walsh.

An exciting selection of UK and International sound artists including Alan Dunn, Anthony Kelly, Magda Stawarska-Beavan, Leon Harding, Jon Aveyard, Patricia Walsh, Werner Moebius, Mat Gregory & Karin Bergstrom, David Morneau, Daniel Blinkhorn, Chris Cresswell, Melissa Grey (with Harold Jones, flute &Mioi Takeda, violin), MilicaParanosic(with Margaret Lancaster, flute), Elaine Lillios, Dan Abatemarco, Mike McFerron and Robert Voisey, in this specially curated audio event that will also be presented in September 2015, at the MC Gallery, New York.

Circuit Bridges - highlighting the community of electroacoustic music creators.Founded in 2014 by Robert Voisey and under the artistic direction of David Morneau and Melissa Grey, Circuit Bridges strives to explore all music under the electroacoustic umbrella. This includes sonic art, radio art, glitch, circuit bending, electronica, real-time improvisation, network performance, audiovisual composition, mash-up, and data sonification. Its mission is to connect with artists from around the globe to present the wealth of electroacoustic music being written today.

Circuit Bridges @ UCLan
Thursday March 12, 4:00 pm
UCLan Media Factory
Kirkham Street
Lancashire PR1 2XY
United Kingdom

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Calendar of Vox Novus Events
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Electronic Music Midwest

Electronic Music Midwest
2015 Call for Submissions

Lewis University and Kansas City Kansas Community College are pleased to announce an international call for submissions for the Electronic Music Midwest Festival, featuring guest performer Keith Benjamin (trumpet), to be held November 19-21, 2015 at Kansas City Kansas Community College.

Each concert will feature an 8.1 speaker diffusion system. Acclaimed trumpeter, Keith Benjamin, will be the featured performer and composers are encouraged to submit works for his consideration. Any composer regardless of region, age or nationality may submit one work.

EMM accepts all electroacoustic works, but we especially seek music that falls within one of the following categories:

1) Composition for trumpet and fixed media and/or live electronics
2) Two channel works for fixed media
3) Up to eight channel works for fixed media
4) Instrument(s)/Voice(s) and fixed media or live electronics (composer to provide performers)
5) Works for video
6) Sound Installations and Interactive Media (composer to provide all non-standard equipment)
7) Live Laptop works
8) Live Interactive works

Deadline: May 20, 2015

Entry Fee: none

Submission Guidelines:

1) For consideration, applicants must register and complete an online submission form available at Complete submission information and guidelines are available on the EMM website.

2) For adjudication purposes, multi-channel works (up to 8 channels) must be submitted as a stereo mix and uploaded at The EMM 8-channel speaker array uses a front and rear center.

Composers whose works are selected for this festival are required to submit a $60 registration fee at the festival and must agree to attend the festival. Regrettably, EMM is not able to offer travel stipends or honorariums to festival participants at this time. EMM is not able to consider works that do not conform to the guidelines outlined above.

A Note About Registration:
There is no cost to submit works for consideration to EMM; however, composers who by juried process are selected to participate must register for EMM and pay a registration fee at the festival. In the future, EMM hopes to eliminate the registration fee altogether and offer a stipend to composers for their creative work. Due to a shoe-string budget at the moment, this small registration fee helps defray the cost of hosting EMM. Without it, the EMM Festival could not exist.

In support of EMM's mission statement, all events are free and open to the public. Audience members are not required to register; however, donations are always welcome. We do not collect donations at the concert, therefore, if you would like to make a financial gift to EMM, please contact Mike McFerron

As stated in the call for submissions, each composer selected to present at EMM is required to remit a $60 registration fee. Note that only one registration fee is collected for works by more than one composer or collaborations. Upon arrival at EMM, composers should check-in with the registration desk to pay the registration fee and collect a festival information packet. Payment can be in the form of cash or personal check. EMM will provide a receipt at that time for those who need documentation for reimbursement. Please note that EMM does not accept credit or debit cards.

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Music Avatar is a great new way to upload works for composer opportunities hassle free! You will be able to submit, update, and modify your submission all the way up to the deadline date of the opportunity.

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