Mantra Percussion, Inc.
The New Music Capacity Building Program, made possible by The New York Community Trust, is designed for a diverse cohort of small-sized groups committed to presenting, performing, or promoting new music by living music creators on a regular basis.
Mantra Percussion, Inc. is a NYC-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit percussion collective committed to honoring the past and expanding the future of percussion music.
As an organization we strive to engage international audiences by challenging what it means to communicate music through percussion instruments, and to foster high-level musicianship for underserved and underrepresented youth in new music, developing unique and equitable music communities.
Our aim is to bring to life new works for percussion by living composers and creators from across the social spectrum — establishing long-lasting relationships with our collaborators. From our inception we have almost exclusively performed works written for the group. We travel around our block and the world as ambassadors of our repertoire, giving dozens of performances of the works we commission.
Kirkland Art Center, 9 1/2 East Park Row Clinton, NY 13323