New Music MN

Now out on innova, ACF’s recording label: Maithree, the ensemble, was formed when Nirmala Rajasekar, Indian veena virtuoso, invited some friends to play music together. With visiting South Indian drum guru Boopathi, cellist Michelle Kinney, and brothers Pat (clarinet) and Tim O’Keefe (world percussion), this is Minnesota-grown idealism at its finest, where no barriers to […]

Innova, the recording label of the American Composers Forum, shared this impressive list of innova artists who have been nominated for the 2019 Grammy Awards. **Congrats to the Minnesota artists & composers among them! If There Were Water Donald Nally NU, conductor (The Crossing), Paul Vazquez, producer Lansing McLoskey: Zealot Canticles Donald Nally, conductor (The […]

Matthew McCright has released his latest album, “What is Left Behind,” on the Proper Canary label. The new full-length release features pieces by Reinaldo Moya, Amy Williams, Linda Buckley, Stephen Andrew Taylor, and Andrea Mazzariello and showcases piano music that defines, reshapes, and narrates the composers’ experiences by way of migration, passing, and journey. The […]

Saint Paul, MN composer & librettist Ann Millikan writes, “I am very pleased to announce the release of my opera SWEDE HOLLOW on CD! The cast and musicians are superb, and I think you will really enjoy this music. Our November, 2017 performances had near-capacity audiences of over 100 both nights. We recorded the opera […]

Minneapolis-based Mike Hodnick, aka Kindohm, is widely known for his live-coded dancefloor interruptions, wringing splattered rhythms and textures from a text editor using the open source software TidalCycles. Adding analogue synths to his palette, ‘RISC Chip’ morphs and refines Kindohm’s previous work into a bewilderingly singular work encompassing glitch, breakcore, IDM and techno. At once bruisingly complex […]

Many of the Twin Cities finest World & New Music performers collaborated on this recently released album. Congratulations to all – we’re glad you’re part of this thriving community! RIVERS – from the Congo to the Mississippi Siama Matuzungidi left home at 17, his guitar strapped to his back. Music has since carried him across Africa, […]