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.
We founded Yarn/Wire in 2005: four like-minded friends who were graduate students at SUNY Stony Brook. There was no plan, just a desire to play music together. After exhausting the pre-existing available music confined under the new-music umbrella, we realized in that in order to keep playing, we would have to actively create music in partnership with our peers: composers, sound artists, noise musicians and more around the world. This allowed us to better reflect our sprawling interests and tastes while supporting the varied voices and backgrounds of those around us. After 15 years, there’s still no real plan – we are still as curious and in love with music as the earlier days of the ensemble, and we’re just as dedicated to finding depth and value in the music we believe in.
DiMenna Center for Classical Music in Cary Hall (450 West 37th Street)