For three weeks in April, MATA presented new music in all its possibilities at its 20th Anniversary Festival. MATA 2018 showcased 43 Emerging Composers, 12 World Premieres, 11 American Premieres, 5 New York Premieres, 3 MATA Festival Commissions from early-career composers, and 5 Alumni Commissions. We presented 5 concerts at The Kitchen, a 20th Anniversary Gala, MATA Divine Mysteries, Nadia Botello’s Sono/Aqua at Imagine Swimming, and two sound installations at Project Q. We re-constructed and brought back Randy Hostetler’s P(l)aces after twenty years and showcased Mexico’s Liminar, Contemporaneous, Sandbox Percussion, and the Friends of MATA.
“Everything was of our time. Everything was of now.”
-I Care If You Listen
An “overwhelming avalanche of passion and creativity”
“…possibly the most radical work heard in New York this season.”
-New York Classical Review
Check out live video from the 2018 Festival above: Sarah Brailey and Blair McMillen premiere Nico Muhly’s “Time in Music is Much”, MATA Divine Mysteries, April 2nd, 2018, Church of the Epiphany, Yorkville, NYC