The call for proposals is an opportunity to challenge composers to create musical concepts outside the traditional concert performance experience. The search attracted a diverse and talented pool of 97 applicants! Learn more about each of the composers below and stay tuned as NYNME works with each of them to record their work! Oren Boneh. Flannery Cunningham. Tyson Davis. Nathan Shields. Oren Boneh is a composer based in Paris who writes music characterized by its energy and dynamism. Its foundation is made up of vastly contrasting characters, ranging from abrasive and mechanical to humorous and supple. Flannery Cunningham is a composer and musicologist fascinated by vocal expression, text, and auditory perception.
The music of New York City is a diverse and important field in the world of music. It is the birthplace of hip hop , boogaloo , doo wop , bebop , New York punk rock , and US new wave. It's also the birthplace of salsa music , born from a fusion of Cuban and Puerto Rican influences that came together in New York's Latino neighborhoods in the s. The city's culture, a melting pot of nations from around the world, has produced vital folk music scenes such as Irish-American music and Jewish klezmer. Beginning with the rise of popular sheet music in the early 20th century, New York's Broadway musical theater , and Tin Pan Alley 's songcraft , New York has been a major part of the American music industry. Music author Richie Unterberger has described the New York music scene, and the city itself, as " i mmense, richly diverse, flashy, polyethnic, and engaged in a never-ending race for artistic and cosmopolitan supremacy. New York has been a center for the American music industry since the earliest records in the early 20th century. Since then, a number of companies and organizations have set up headquarters in New York, from the Tin Pan Alley publishers and Broadway to modern independent rock and hip hop labels, non-profit organizations, and others.
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