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Videos From Our Soud OF Silent Film Festival 2015 Now Posted

We are thrilled to release the videos from Sound of Silent Film Festival 2015. These document the screening of seven brilliant modern silent films from around the world, all with music performed live.   Watch and enjoy!               

ACM COMPOSER MEMBERS PERFORMED IN DUBLIN

ACM composer members Tim Corpus and Caroline O’Brien have been chosen to have works performed later this month in Dublin by the Concorde Ensemble, Ireland’s longest running contemporary music ensemble. Both composers are planning to travel to Dublin to be present for the premieres of their works.  We’ll post audio as soon as we get… Read more »

Sound of Silent Film Festival Tenth Anniversary

ACM’s popular Sound of Silent Film Festival – now in its ninth year! –  features newly composed scores performed live to modern silent films.  This year’s festival features short dramas, comedies and experimental films from exciting young filmmakers around the world, all with new scores by our composer members. We’re thrilled to be moving the… Read more »

1,001 Afternoons in Chicago Live on WFMT

ACM and Strawdog Theatre Company team up again to perform our radio play inspired by stories by legendary Chicago journalist Ben Hecht live on 98.7 WFMT. In 1921 Hecht came to his editor with a big idea: he would write a short story every day for a year to be published in the Chicago Daily… Read more »

Composer Alive: Poland

Our annual Composer Alive project is an international commission with a composer in a different country in which we ask her to write a new piece for us and send it in three installments, to be recorded in front of a live audience and posted to our site as we receive them. This year we… Read more »

Installment III

 Czytaj po polsku This year our Composer Alive collaboration is with Agnieszka Stulginska in Warsaw Poland.  In keeping with our Composer Alive format, Ms. Stulginska has written a new piece in three installments for our Palomar ensemble to perform and record between January and March and then we’ll perform the World Premiere of the new… Read more »

Partnership with the Korean Composers Association

We are thrilled to announce a multi-year collaboration with the Korean National Composers Association. As part of this collaboration we will be welcoming several new Korean composers into our membership program, starting a concert exchange and integrating their music into our programs like Open House and Sound of Silent Film. ACM’s concert of Korean composers… Read more »

Composer Alive: Poland Part III is March 20

ACM’s Palomar ensemble will record the third installment in our collaboration with Warsaw composer Agnieszka Stulginska on Friday, March 20 at 7:00 PM in the ACM School of Music in Avondale. Composer Alive is a project in which we commission a composer in a different country every year to write a piece in short installments… Read more »

Composer Alive: Poland Installment Two

 Czytaj po polsku This year our Composer Alive collaboration is with Agnieszka Stulginska in Warsaw Poland.  In keeping with our Composer Alive format, Ms. Stulginska has written a new piece in three installments for our Palomar ensemble to perform and record between January and March and then we’ll perform the World Premiere of the new… Read more »