Mission

The New Music community needs space.


Even in a culture that thrives on connectivity, the ancient idea of simply being in the same place at the same time to exchange ideas continues to be the most effective, and New Music Gathering fills that need.


Following the conference model, New Music Gathering is an annual event: three days of performances, presentations, and discussions. It is volunteer-organized by five working musicians – Lainie Fefferman, Daniel Felsenfeld, Mary Kouyoumdjian, Jascha Narveson, and Angélica Negrón – so its focus is on meeting the needs and desires of the community in ways that are increasingly direct and diverse.


New Music Gathering is based in a different city every time. Aside from bringing together those who write, perform and promote New Music to meet, talk, and develop collaborative relationships, the Gathering will also seek to showcase the beauty and idiosyncracy of the work made by the population specific to each year's region.