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New Commission Opportunity: Sound of Silent Film Festival

ACM’s Sound of Silent Film Festival, now in its thireenth year, feature newly composed scores performed live to modern silent films. Eight composers will be commissioned to write scores for short silent films, all by living directors, between five and fifteen minutes long. The films are in a wide variety of styles, all have been… Read more »

Tickets Now on Sale for ‘In Stereo’ at the Davis Theater February 5

ACM’s next concert at the Davis theater is an exciting program of music that takes full advantage of the surround sound capability of a movie theater. The evening features a musical depiction of a magical island, a haunting reinterpretation of an iconic interview with trumpet virtuoso Chet Baker, a hilarious evocation of a Texas cattle… Read more »

Watch a Video from Open House Chicago

We commissioned composers Joshua Marquez and Robert Laidlow to write music for two well-known buildings in Chicago: the Golden Triangle and Sedgwick Artist Studios, as part of Open House Chicago. Then we had musicians in each space to play the music every fifteen minutes for tours of people. This was our sixth year working with… Read more »

WATCH: Tune My Heart by Roger Briggs (live at National Sawdust)

On October 20, we featured composer Roger Briggs on our ACM Discovery series, live at National Sawdust in New York City.  Watch a performance of his piece Tune My Heart, as well as an exploration of the music with the performers, moderated by Jeremy Gill:

Doors Open Milwaukee Videos Posted

Doors Open Milwaukee is a city-wide celebration of architecture and design and one of ACM’s favorite collaborations each year. We commission composers to write music inspired by several of the spaces and then place musicians in the spaces to perform the pieces every fifteen minutes for self-guided tours. This year we were in three fabulous… Read more »

October 20 ‘Discovery Series’ Composers Announced

Late Night at National Sawdust is a quarterly live taping of Relevant Tones, a contemporary music podcast hosted by Seth Boustead that will also be broadcast in real time on the nationally syndicated WFMT Radio Network and on WKCR in New York. The broadcast will be preceded by the Discovery Series, a process-oriented exploration of… Read more »

‘Into the Mystic’ Videos Posted

ACM’s first concert of the 2017-2018 season, Into the Mystic, featured music by composers from around the world inspired by religion, spirituality and altered states of consciousness.   Watch a video below! Agama by Jing Zhou Rishis and Saints by Andrián Pertout String Quartet No. 2 (After Zurbarán) by James Primosch Datura by Xiaogang Ye… Read more »

Now Accepting Film Submissions for the Sound of Silent Film Festival

ACM’s Sound of Silent Film Festival, now in its thirteenth year, features newly commissioned scores performed live to modern silent films. The films are all sourced through Withoutabox and FilmFreeway and the submission process is now open! We’re seeking short films that are either completely silent or without dialogue in any and all conceivable genres. … Read more »

Doors Open Milwaukee is This Weekend

Our musicians take to the “stage” in three iconic buildings in downtown Milwaukee on Saturday, September 23rd for our third annual collaboration with Doors Open. Three composers, Robert Laidlow, Asta Hyarvinen and Cristina Spinei, have been commissioned to write new pieces inspired by the Clock Shadow, Two Fifty and Colby Abbot buildings respectively.  On Saturday… Read more »

Open House Chicago Composers Announced

ACM is partnering with the Chicago Architecture Foundation again this year for their exciting Open House Chicago event.  We’re working in two buildings: the Golden Triangle and Sedgwick Studios. A composer has been commissioned for each building and will write a new piece of music for it and then on the day of the event,… Read more »

‘Into the Mystic’ is Tonight! Tickets are more than half sold

Tonight’s concert, our first in our new home the Davis Theater, is more than half sold.  Which is quite a feat for a 275 seat theater!  Buy your ticket now to enjoy great performances of contemporary music inspired by religion, spirituality and altered states of consciousness.