One of the most exciting aspects of contemporary performance is artists’ increasing eschewal of discipline categories. At the same time, often those artists who most boldly defy categorization are in deep dialogue with tradition. They’re looking forward after having had a long look back.
MAP invites you to explore the 2015 grantee projects through both the lens of discipline, and as unique instances on the electrifying spectrum of contemporary performance.
Below are the 2015 MAP grantee projects that identify as music based:
- American Composers Orchestra for New Multi-Media Work for Orchestra (title TBA) by Alex Temple
- Bang on a Can, Inc. for The Spinning Piece (working title) by Maya Beiser and Julia Wolfe
- Beth Morrison Projects, Inc. for Real Enemies by Darcy James Argue, Peter Nigrini and Isaac Butler
- Earshot Jazz Society of Seattle for Those Who Remain by Wayne Horvitz, Yohei Saito and Yukio Suzuki
- Harlem Stage / Aaron Davis Hall, Inc. for Hush Arbor (The Opera) by Imani Uzuri
- Opera Saratoga for The Long Walk by Jeremy Howard Beck and Stephanie Fleischmann
- PRISM Quartet, Inc. for Color Theory by Ken Ueno, PRISM Quartet and Partch Ensemble
- University of Central Arkansas College of Fine Arts and Communication for Little Rock Nine by Tania León and Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
- Yerba Buena Gardens Festival for Beyond the Blues: A Prison Oratorio by Marcus Shelby