2020’s Gathering will be in June 18-20 in Portland, Oregon! Our collaborating partners include Third Angle New Music, Fear No Music, & Portland State University. Our theme for NMG 2020 is ‘Local Action.’ Our keynote address on this theme will be offered by Nathalie Joachim. Our headlining performers for NMG2020 are Seth Parker Woods, Third Coast Percussion, and Flutronix. Our schedule of NMG2020 events can be found on our NMG2020 Schedule page. Full program info coming soon!
A travel grant program for first time attendees has been made possible through the generous support of the American Composers Forum and New Music USA. To apply fill out this form by March 16, 2020.
Thank you to our supporters for 2020:
American Composers Forum
New Music USA
The Getty Foundation
Join us in celebrating NMG2020 keynote speaker Nathalie Joachim in Portland next June!
Nathalie Joachim is a Grammy nominated flutist, composer, and vocalist. The Haitian-American artist is hailed for being “a fresh and invigorating cross-cultural voice”. (The Nation). She is co-founder of the critically acclaimed urban art pop duo, Flutronix. Upcoming compositions include Discourse, an evening-length performance and social change initiative commissioned by Carolina Performing Arts; new solo works for cellist Seth Parker Woods and violinist Yvonne Lam; and larger scale chamber works for So Percussion, Lorelei Ensemble, Brooklyn Youth Chorus and Duo Noire. Joachim’s debut solo album, Fanm d’Ayiti with Spektral Quartet, available on New Amsterdam Records, received a Grammy nomination for Best World Music Album. She holds faculty positions at the Perlman Music Program, Bang On a Can Summer Festival and Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, is a teaching artist for The Juilliard-Nord Anglia Performing Arts Programme, and is the former flutist of Eighth Blackbird.
Photo Credit for Nathalie Joachim: Erin Patrice O’Brien
Join us in celebrating NMG2020 headlining performer cellist Seth Parker Woods in Portland next June!
Musical America’s “Artist of the Month: October 2017,” Strings Magazine cover artist, and the current Seattle Symphony Artist in Residence, Seth Parker Woods has established himself as an in-demand soloist and chamber musician both stateside in the USA and throughout Europe and Asia. A fierce advocate for contemporary music and interdisciplinary arts, his collaborators have included: Basel Ballet, Berlin Staatsballet, Ictus Ensemble, Lucerne Festival, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Seattle Symphony, Tate Modern, Vanessa Beecroft, and Adam Pendleton.
Photo Credit for Seth Parker Woods: James Napoli
Join us in celebrating headlining ensemble Third Coast Percussion in Portland next June!
“We are so thrilled to be a part of New Music Gathering 2020,” says Third Coast Percussion, “especially with this new project from composer Danny Clay, which is designed to bring a community of musicians together for a one-of-a-kind performance. It's going to be a lot of fun both for the NMG participants, and for the community of music-lovers and audience members in Portland.”
Third Coast Percussion is a Grammy Award-winning Chicago-based percussion quartet. For fifteen years, the ensemble has created exciting and unexpected performances that constantly redefine the classical music experience. The ensemble has been praised for “commandingly elegant” (New York Times) performances, the “rare power” (Washington Post) of their recordings, and “an inspirational sense of fun and curiosity” (Minnesota Star-Tribune). Third Coast Percussion maintains a busy tour schedule, with past performances in 33 of the 50 states plus international tour dates on 4 continents. Third Coast Percussion has commissioned and premiered over 60 new works by composers including Philip Glass, Augusta Read Thomas, David T. Little, and Devonté Hynes.
Photo credit for Third Coast Percussion: Saverio Truglia
join us in celebrating headlining ensemble Flutronix in Portland next June!
Flutronix is Nathalie Joachim and Allison Loggins-Hull, two distinguished flutists and composers known for their “unique blend of classical music, hip-hop, electronic programming and soulful vocals reminiscent of neo-R&B stars like Erykah Badu.” (The Wall Street Journal) Founded in Brooklyn, NY, the urban art pop duo have evolved as influential creators and socially conscious changemakers. Their forthcoming work, Discourse, is an evening-length community-centered performance activism initiative commissioned by Carolina Performing Arts. Flutronix independently publishes their extensive catalog of chamber works, and are dedicated educators, holding appointments at Montclair State University, Carnegie Hall and The Perlman Music Program.
Photo credit for Flutronix: Erin Patrice O’Brien
More info coming soon... stay tuned!
Applications closed at 11:59pm EST on Sunday, September 1st, 2019.