Alarm Will Sound is celebrating 15 years of performing, commissioning, and recording contemporary music. We have an event-filled year ahead of us with performances in Washington, D.C.; Cleveland, OH; Columbia and St. Louis, MO; and New York City, and we look forward to seeing you in the audience.
Help us celebrate our 15th birthday by making a tax-deductible donation to Alarm Will Sound today! Your gift ensures that we are able to continue performing new music staged in innovative and imaginative ways. In the spirit of giving, we have some exciting rewards in recognition of your donation.
To celebrate 15 years of music making, any donation over $15 will receive a free, exclusive download of David Lang's Increase, recorded by Alarm Will Sound. This track will not be officially released until the end of the year, but with your donation to Alarm Will Sound, you can have advance access to it. And to really kick off our 15th year, any donation over $100 will receive an invitation to a listening party hosted by David Lang at his NYC space. The party will feature Increase, a screening of Zoetrope, and a special performance by Alarm Will Sound members.
Other rewards for giving include an Alarm Will Sound t-shirt with a $30 donation, your choice of Alarm Will Sound cd with a $50 donation, or two cd's with a $75 donation. Your contribution enables us to bring you the new music and concert experiences that you've come to expect from Alarm Will Sound, as well as new initiatives that continue to revolutionize our musical community. Thank you for your support!
Make checks payable to Alarm Will Sound, Inc. and send to
Alarm Will Sound
c/o Tracy Mendez, Development Manager
124 W 109th Street, Suite 5A
New York, NY 10025
As a growing arts organization, Alarm Will Sound is often in need of professional services. If you would like to offer pro bono legal, financial, marketing, or design services, send an email.
She would have played the cello if she’d had a choice, but her parents loved the violin and put one in her hands before she knew the difference. Courtney grew up in Kutztown, PA and wanted to be a veterinarian. But music took over early in high school and Courtney decided to go to Temple University. Sometimes music school isn’t always all it’s cracked up to be, though, and for Courtney, she says she became “un-enamored (is that a word?)” playing the same music over and over while trying to perfect excerpts for orchestral auditions. She tried music theory and pedagogy while at Eastman for her masters degree but went back to the violin for a DMA after getting swept up by the Ossia new-music crowd—maybe being a musician didn’t mean having to play in orchestra after all.
Courtney now lives in Brooklyn and freelances in the city while teaching ear-training for half of every week at Peabody in Baltimore. She never got away from her veterinarian dreams and volunteers at the SPCA walking and taking care of dogs.
Payton MacDonald, one of our percussionists, and Jessica Johnson, our founding flutist, arranged this track for our Acoustica project.
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Barry & Donna Lesser
Howard & Marianna Price
John Pickford Richards
John R. Foster
Mary Beth Schiffman & David Tochen
Mont and Karen Levy
Rick & Sheila Hofstetter
Robert D Bieleci Foundation
Suzanne Bocanegra & David Lang
Pacific Harmony Foundation
The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc.
The Gilman Foundation
Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation