New Music MN

News and announcements for the composing community

Swede Hollow Opera by Ann Millikan

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 […]

“Rhythm in Rice” series hosted by PipJazz Foundation

Come one, come all…  Enjoy original music and the “Rhythm in Rice” series, produced by Brian Horst Productions and co-produced by PipJazz Foundation and Pippi Ardennia. Pippi Ardennia, President & Founder of PipJazz LIVE! Foundation PLUS…Singer/Songwriter, Producer, Educator, and Lowertown’s Jazz Diva has arranged  6 GREAT concerts in Rice Park (located between the Landmark Center, […]

NADIA – a chamber music revue

The Bakken Trio announces a fundraiser for “NADIA – a chamber music revue.” Cocktails, dinner and a sneak preview of scenes from NADIA, a chamber music revue and portrait of the legendary French music teacher starring Christina Baldwin, set to premiere September 17th. This fundraiser takes place on May 21, 2017 at 4:30pm. Call 612 374 […]

2017 SEAMUS National Conference

April 20-22 | St. Cloud State University | More info | Conference Schedule The annual SEAMUS (Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States) conference presents a broad intersection of electro-acoustic music and art in small and large concert venues on campus, a downtown nightclub, and in guerrilla concerts. This year’s SEAMUS Award Winner, Carla Scaletti, will be at […]

Kindohm Releases RISC Chip

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 […]

Book Release: Compositions and Concepts by Carei F. Thomas

Compositions and Concepts “Dear Friends and Colleagues: I am happy to announce my music book (representing 40+ years of my work/life) is now published. The title is “Compositions and Concepts.” It includes over 170 original songs, explanations of my methodologies, some of my philosophy, graphic compositions, synth-choral works and studies.” Learn more

Punk-Ass Classical launches their first crowdfunding campaign

“Punk-Ass Classical is a series of contemporary chamber music events in basements, living rooms, and attics throughout the Twin Cities. Our goal is to provide a uniquely intimate and accessible space for both emerging and established performers and composers to connect with new audiences. We are launching this campaign so that we can appropriately compensate […]

Jocelyn Hagen selected as WSCM11 Composer

During the 11th World Symposium on Choral Music in Barcelona, selected choirs will premier new compositions of 16 renowned composers, including Minnesota’s own Jocelyn Hagen. She shares with NewMusicMN, “I couldn’t be more thrilled to have been commissioned by the International Federation of Choral Music to compose a work for the World Choral Symposium in Barcelona, Spain, in […]

Announcement: Composer Quest Olympic Games

August 18, 2016 Inspired by the Rio Olympics and in the spirit of my upcoming world travels, this fall I’ll be hosting the official Composer Quest Olympic Games! These 6 short events are designed for (even busy!) composers to sharpen their skills and get in the habit of regular composing. The events are: National Anthems […]