ACF Philadelphia is very excited to announce the next phase of our collaboration with the pianist Marilyn Nonken.
Composers in the Philadelphia region are now invited to submit proposals for new works for piano solo or piano and electronics
. Up to 3 composers will be selected by Ms. Nonken, who will work with the composers to develop their ideas, culminating in reading sessions planned for May 2017.
This is not a commission for new works, rather we want composers to submit ideas for new works that can be developed by Ms. Nonken and them. The development process may include meetings with Ms. Nonken as well as other forms of dialog.
In addition to the opportunity to work with Ms. Nonken on the development of their ideas, the selected composers will each receive a $500 stipend. *Any composer in the Philadelphia area may apply, but those selected who are not ACF Philadelphia members will be asked to join. Composers of any style of contemporary / experimental music are encouraged to apply.
The purpose of this project is to offer Philadelphia area composers the chance to collaborate with Ms. Nonken, who is one of the leading performers of new music in the world. Our goal is to give composers access to world class performers and to create the conditions for dynamic collaborative work.
Composers interested in this opportunity should submit a 1-page bio
and a 1-page project description that includes links to 2 or 3 work samples
. You may also submit sketches of your ideas, but please limit this to no more than 3 pages.
Please send your bio, project description (word or pdf) and any sketches as attachments in one e-mail
The deadline for submissions is 11:59 PM on Monday, March 6th.
Please submit your proposals and any questions to ACF Philadelphia director Gene Coleman at: firstname.lastname@example.org
is well known for her outstanding performances and recordings of music by Morton Feldman, Tristan Murail, Liza Lim and many others. Upon her 1993 recital debut, she was heralded as "a determined protector of important music" (New York Times). Since then, she has been recognized as "one of the greatest interpreters of new music" (American Record Guide). Writes Fanfare: “Her voicings are exquisite, her pedaling throughout is a model to be studied, and, when necessary, her virtuosity is equaled only by the insight and passion with which every piece is imbued.” Since 2006, she has been Director of Piano Studies at NYU's Steinhardt School, where she is currently Associate Professor.
You can learn more about Marilyn Nonken here: http://www.marilynnonken.com/