Alarm Will Sound is dedicated to the belief that music made today is essential to contemporary life. Your support makes possible our mission to bring new music to audiences nationally and internationally.
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Alarm Will Sound
c/o E. Stimpert, Development Officer
312 E North Street
Carlisle, PA 17013
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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.
A native of Jamaica, Gavin grew up in a very musical culture and was exposed to a variety of music from a young age. Gavin sang in the boys’ choir and pursued classical piano, but was also surrounded with reggae and Jamaican folk music on a daily basis.
It wasn’t until he came to the US for a two-year stint at an international school in New Mexico that Gavin fully realized his affinity for music. He originally intended to pursue a career in computer science, but an assignment to write a piece of music sparked his interest and eventually led him to pursue multiple degrees in music theory and composition.
Gavin puts most of his creative energy these days into his work as Managing Director of Alarm Will Sound fueled by his passion to create a cultural space for contemporary music and living composers. But he also makes time for an occasional Scrabble game—only the real deal, though, none of these knock-offs like Words With Friends! He makes a tough competitor having memorized all the 2-letter words.
Matt Marks, our horn player, mixes 1950s doo-wop with with 1970s pop ballad and comes up with a 21st-century art song about teenage sexuality, the internet, and suburbia. Lyrics by Royce Vavrek.
Matt wrote a blog entry about how he composed this piece.
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The Amphion Foundation
The ASCAP Foundation
Joyce and Al Bermel
Truman and Beth Alice Bullard
The Cheswatyr Foundation
The Aaron Copland Fund
Patrick and Kristin Drye
Meet the Composer
National Endowment for the Arts
Ed and Elaine Pierson
Ed and Elaine Pierson in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Barry Bernsen and Samantha
Ed and Elaine Pierson in honor of Dr. Arnold Tobin, Dr. Eva Lichtenberg and Matthew
Tim and Lu Potts
Howard and Marianna Price
The Schaffner Family Foundation
Dale and Karen Stimpert