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Blacksburg, VA

Jan 25
1969. Just over forty years ago, the Beatles and composer Karlheinz Stockhausen arranged to meet in New York City to plan a joint concert. No such performance would ever take place. But its tantalizing promise is the departure point for Alarm Will Sound’s 1969. Told through their own words, music, and images, 1969 is the story of great […]

Los Angeles, CA

Jan 27
1969. Just over forty years ago, the Beatles and composer Karlheinz Stockhausen arranged to meet in New York City to plan a joint concert. No such performance would ever take place. But its tantalizing promise is the departure point for Alarm Will Sound’s 1969. Told through their own words, music, and images, 1969 is the story of great […]

St. Louis, MO

Feb 08
Mary Kouyoumdjian, “You are not a kid” from Paper Pianos; François Sarhan, HANDS; tba

“Equal parts exuberance, nonchalance, and virtuosity.”
Financial Times of London

Projects

“Not just extraordinary musicians, but also next-generation thinkers.”
Time Out New York

THIS MUSIC SHOULD NOT EXIST

György Ligeti’s music is filled with drama because his life was dramatic. His work embodies these dreams and nightmares. Melodies intertwine to form dense webs, conflicting rhythms tick like a roomful of clocks gone awry, and the tiny spaces between notes are packed with charged activity. Learn More

PAPER PIANOS

Paper Pianos explores the refugee experience through the life of pianist Milad Yousufi who was forced to flee Afghanistan to avoid persecution. Learn More

MEDESKI MARTIN AND WOOD

Alarm System is a program that brings musical artists from a variety of backgrounds together with Alarm Will Sound to create new work. The goal is to expand the circle of those who can make great music for us, and who can contribute their ideas to the new-music world. Learn More

SPLITTING ADAMS

Alarm Will Sound has teamed up with New York Public Radio’s Peabody Award-winning podcast Meet the Composer to create a new kind of concert experience. Learn More

MIND OUT OF MATTER

Scott Johnson has created Mind Out of Matter — a work examining religion from an atheist point of view. Learn More

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