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20×2020

Kaleidoscope will commission 20 American composers for premieres in 2020.

20×2020

Kaleidoscope will commission 20 American composers for premieres in 2020.

Kaleidoscope is excited to present 20×2020, a series of concerts in 2020 celebrating 20 world premieres by Andy AkihoAnna ClyneAugusta Read ThomasBilly ChildsChristopher CerroneDavid HertzbergHannah LashJoel HoffmanJulia AdolpheKrists AuznieksLibby LarsenMelinda WagnerMelissa DunphyNatalie DietterichPamela ZPeter ShinSarah Kirkland SniderStephen HartkeTed Hearne, and Will Healy.

Why are we commissioning 20 new works? Kaleidoscope believes that contemporary music is the translation of people’s current life experiences into sound, and as creators of this music, living composers are essential voices of our era. Their music represents both the good and the bad aspects of our world in an honest way and helps us reflect on the parts of society we want to keep and the parts we want to change. With so much strife and conflict in many areas of the world, giving voice to our experiences and reflecting together through art is more important than ever.

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Alex Coke and Carl Michel Sextet at the new Draylen Mason Studio

October 20, 2021 | 7:30 pm

Austin, TX

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Robert Ashley’s revival of eL/Aficionado

October 21, 2021 | 8:00 pm

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Emerald City Music presents What You Are To Me

October 22, 2021 | 8:00 pm

415 Westlake Ave. Seattle, WA 98109

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