Fromm Foundation Announces 2014 Commissions
The Board of Directors of the Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard University have announced the names of twelve composers selected to receive 2014 Fromm commissions.
The Board of Directors of the Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard University have announced the names of twelve composers selected to receive 2014 Fromm commissions. In addition to the commissioning award, a subsidy is available for the ensemble performing the premiere of the commissioned work.
The 12 awardees are:
Andy Akiho (New York, NY)
Darcy James Argue (Brooklyn, NY)
Christopher Cerrone (Brooklyn, New York)
Javier Farias (Potomac, Maryland)
Michael-Thomas Foumai (Honolulu, HI)
David Fulmer (Lexington, MA)
George Lewis (New York, NY)
Osnat Netzer (Cambridge, MA)
Sam Nichols (Davis, CA)
Sam Pluta (New York, NY)
Annika K. Socolofsky (Ann Arbor, MI)
Aleksandra Vrebalov (New York, NY)
The Fromm Foundation is the legacy of Paul Fromm (1906-1987), one of the most significant patrons of contemporary art music in the U.S. in the second half of the 20th century. “I want to know you,” Igor Stravinsky once said to Fromm, “because contemporary music has many friends but only a few lovers.” The Foundation recently marked its sixtieth anniversary, and has been housed at Harvard University since 1972. Since the 1950s, it has commissioned well over 300 new compositions and their performances, and has sponsored hundreds of new music concerts and concert series. Previous recipients of Fromm commissions have included Elliott Carter, Chaya Czernowin, Gabriela Lena Frank, Leon Kirchner, Augusta Read Thomas, and Roger Reynolds. Applications for commissions are reviewed on an annual basis. The annual deadline for proposals is June 1. Requests for guidelines should be sent to The Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard.
(—from the press release)