Current Season

Integrating Musical Creativity into Everyday Life

Classical music has come a long way from the days of wigs and quill pens. Today’s composers use software to notate their ideas and are inspired by rock, jazz, folk music from around the world and much more: a stunning array of influences that create a rich and fascinating sonic palette.

Access Contemporary Music is committed to showcasing the exciting developments in contemporary classical music by bringing it to life through innovative collaborations, music in public spaces, the Sound of Silent Film Festival, our Composer Alive commissioning program and by fostering the creation of new music in our storefront music schools.

Our 2016-2017 production season will see our Open House program expand to Barcelona, the return of our Sound of Silent Film Festival to New York, an exciting 4-concert series at National Sawdust in Brooklyn in partnership with Open G Records, and a brand new Composer Alive commissioning project.

With exciting events in Barcelona, Chicago, Milwaukee and New York and dozens of new commissions, it’s going to be an action-packed year for ACM and we hope you’ll join us in person, on the radio for our broadcasts, or on our website through our video documentation.

SEPTEMBER
Doors Open Milwaukee

OCTOBER
Ear Taxi Festival
Open House Chicago

JANUARY
Composer Alive: First Installment
Late Night at National Sawdust

FEBRUARY
Composer Alive: Second Installment

MARCH
Sound of Silent Film: New York
Composer Alive: Third Installment

APRIL
Late Night at National Sawdust
Sound of Silent Film: Chicago

MAY
Composer Alive: Final Concert