From deep in the earth to the furthest reaches of outer space, Specific Gravity features music inspired by our physical universe. The event will pair informal conversation with Ashley Hamer, host of the popular podcast Curiosity Daily, with performances of the pieces. Specialty cocktails created by the speakeasy the Drifter and inspired by the theme… Read more »
We gave a preview of three of the commissioned works for our upcoming Inner Worlds concert on December 16 in a fun house concert last week. Check out the video featuring music by Pierce Gradone, Jeff Kowalkowski and Mark Mahoney, and Randall West. And get your tickets for the concert now!
Featuring a wide array of new pieces meant to be played entirely inside of the piano, Inner Worlds takes you on a fascinating sonic journey. Encompassing a range of special effects, the music for this concert ranges from eerie to playful to dramatic and everything in between. GoPro cameras inside the piano send the image… Read more »
This year’s collaboration with Open House Chicago was especially meaningful for us as we worked with the historic Forum building in Bronzeville. Built in 1897, The Forum is home to the oldest assembly and social hall in Bronzeville and contains what may be the oldest hardwood dance floor in Chicago. This imposing red brick building… Read more »
ACM collaborated with Doors Open Milwaukee to commission composers to write music for three landmark spaces. We then placed musicians in each building to perform the pieces every fifteen minutes for self-guided tours. The Grain Exchange – Music by Debra Kaye The Grain Exchange Room located in the Mackie Building, showcases beautiful “Simple Italian” architecture, soaring… Read more »
ACM’s 15th annual Sound of Silent Film Festival is March 28th at the Davis Theater and submissions are now open! We’re looking for short films 2 to 20 minutes in length in all genres. Films should be either totally silent or films without dialogue that will still work when screened in silence. Deadline for submission… Read more »
We have a busy weekend coming up! We’re collaborating with Open House projects in New York and Chicago to present fascinating music performed live in fascinating spaces. In Chicago we’ll be in the historic Forum building in Bronzeville performing music by Trevor Patrick Watkin and in New York we’ll be performing four commissioned works at… Read more »
ACM has commissioned music inspired by three historic spaces in Milwaukee as part of Doors Open. We’ll have musicians in each space to perform the pieces every fifteen minutes for self-guided tours. More information here.
Our first concert of the season features colorful, rhythmic music from Gabriela Lena Frank inspired by travels in her native Peru, a powerful piece by Jonathan Russell inspired by the global meltdown called Full Faith and Credit and a stunning new viola concerto by Irish composer Donnacha Dennehy featuring Meet the Composer podcast host Nadia… Read more »
ACM returns to the Davis Theater for another exciting season of innovative concerts of music by diverse living composers. September 9, 7:30 PM Threads Our first concert of the season features colorful, rhythmic music from Gabriela Lena Frank inspired by travels in her native Peru, a powerful piece by Jonathan Russell inspired by… Read more »
The Thirsty Ears Festival is Chicago’s only classical music street fest. But we need your help! The festival will include two days of stellar performances by classical music ensembles and soloists plus food trucks, craft beer and wine, vendor booths and kid friendly activities. We need volunteers for both days to work the entrance booths,… Read more »
ACM has partnered with Open House New York to commission four composers to write music inspired by Eero Saarinen’s classic TWA Flight Center, now being reopened as the TWA Hotel. The four pieces, by Seth Boustead, Stephanie Ann Boyd, Anthony R. Green and Ed Windels, will be performed in the space tomorrow night as part… Read more »