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Lucy Bernholz on New Music USA

One of my favorite things about my work is when someone I really respect and admire just gets it. That doesn’t happen very much, but today it did. Lucy Bernholz is an amzing scholar of digital civil society, and pretty much the smartest philanthropy thinker around. She doesn’t just look...

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The Seafarer to screen at CSU Fullerton

CSU Fullerton is hosting a fascinating festival of new music that incorporates images and text. Performances by Elliott Sharp, the Either/Or ensembles, and Carla Kihlstedt are going to be amazing. And on Saturday night, February 28th, the festival is screening four hours of films and video art that incorporate words...

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New Music USA project grants awarded

So this thing that I work on, the platform for New Music USA’s grantmaking, is once again in high gear. Yesterday we awarded 62 more projects with almost $300,000. But the best part is that you can follow any of the projects you like. The project pages let you hear...

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Speaking at the Dance/NYC Symposium

Sydney Skybetter is hosting something really fun at the Dance/NYC symposium on February 22nd of next year. Instead of a panel discussion where 3-5 people get rambly for an hour, Sydney is getting bunch of his ‘culture warriors’ together (including me) and grilling us one by one. I think he’ll...

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Speaking at the New Music Gathering

The inaugural New Music Gathering just announced its line-up, and it’s really fun. I’m pretty excited to be speaking on some issues related to careers in the arts, and also to be doing what they’re billing as “therapy”, which is mostly “career therapy”. Given how much stress there is associated...

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30 Exactly 30

I turned 30 on June 6, 2014. Instead of a “30 under 30″ list, I took some time that day to put together a “30 Exactly 30” list. I rooted around the internet to find thirty people born on exactly the same day I was. A lot of them were...

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We launched.

You can now create a project page at New Music USA in order to apply for funding! It’s easier than a normal grant process – just paste in your marketing materials, link to some media, and make a profile. And if we fund you, we publish your project page and...

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Employees Must Wash Haiku (live)

Elisabeth Halliday does an incredible job with these little songs/jokes/micro-comedy-routines. These haiku are legally acceptable replacements for “employees must wash hands” signs in restaurants. We learned that when Journeyman posted them in their own bathrooms in Somerville, MA. P.s. Go eat at Journeyman if you’re anywhere near there. They’re a...

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New video of Summer’s Twilight

This is from the reading we did at Art House Productions on May 4. Thanks especially to Victoria Nece for shooting and editing the video, Mike Feldman for also shooting, and Zach Herchen for recording audio. We’re working on a development process with lots of bits of web video in...

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Write After Reading

Last Saturday we did a development reading of Summer’s Twilight at Art House in Jersey City. It was an awesome event, with lots of amazing people doing really fun things. Plus everyone liked my food! Or at least, I got enough compliments that seemed sincere enough to me that I’ll...

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Thank you to Choc-O-Pain’s new location!

I want to talk about our bread sponsor for the Summer’s Twilight reading this Saturday. Choc-O-Pain are a new addition to the Van Vorst Park & Harsimus Cove neighborhoods in Jersey City, but oh my god are they welcome. They’re the second store of a bakery based in Hoboken, and...

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Sketching Summer’s Twilight

Sketching Summer’s Twilight 7:30 PM – Saturday, May 4, 2013 Art House Productions Hamilton Square, 1 McWilliams Place Jersey City, NJ RSVP on Facebook (if you like) Development Reading Time! It’s time for another development reading of Summer’s Twilight! I’ve made a lot of changes since our last reading. Oberon...