Posts by Gavin Chuck
Managing Director, Composer

Contemporary Music Ensemble Seeking General Manager

Alarm Will Sound, an artist-led chamber orchestra dedicated to contemporary music and related arts, seeks a General Manager who will increase its organizational capacities, grow its business opportunities, and strengthen its position as a leader in the field of classical music. That leadership is based on an 17-year history of excellence and innovation; candidates for […]


Before Alarm Will Sound

In 1996 at the Eastman School of Music two conversations met. I had been talking to my friends about a problem fellow composers faced getting music for large ensembles performed. Either you won an annual, faculty-approved opportunity with the school orchestra, or you pulled together an ad hoc orchestra to perform the piece on a Composers’ Forum, usually with […]

August 18, 2017

Fear of the unfamiliar future. Fear of the familiar past.

Alarm Will Sound Presents Modernists is available now from Cantaloupe Music. Modernism scares people. Is it because it’s new? That can’t be the whole explanation because everybody likes to discover new things, right? Maybe it’s the amount of newness. While discovery always involves a degree of unfamiliarity, modernism can drive really far into unfamiliar territory, […]