New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival 2018

The New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (NYCEMF) 2018 will take place July 16 through 22, with multiple events each day.

NYCEMF 2018 will showcase electroacoustic music and video art from around the world, including curated concerts from Catalonia, from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and from APNM. The Festival again has submissions from 6 continents, and they have submissions from Estonia and Croatia for the first time as well as South Africa, Great Britain and Ireland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, Poland, Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Canada and the USA.

The festival will also include presentations of surround-sound music in up to sixteen channels, works involving new and customized electronic music instruments, works combining musical instruments and voices with electronic sounds, video and multimedia works, and audio and video installations. The Abrons’s Experimental Theater will be the location for the Festival’s 16-channel playback space, the Underground is used for video concerts and installations, and the Playhouse is where almost all live performances are presented.

More than 250 composers will be presented, representing the full international range of electroacoustic music, including works by Ragnar Grippe from Sweden, Darius Mazurowski from Poland, Yu Chung Tseng from Taiwan, the American-Italian James Dashow, Clemens von Reusner and Gerald Eckert from Germany, Giorgio Nottoli from Italy, and Americans Jeffrey Stadelman, Mikel Kuehn, Mara Helmuth, Alice Shields, Jeffrey Hass, Barry Schrader, Mark Zaki, Paul Koonce, Miller Puckette, Mark Phillips, Michael Rhoades, Sylvia Pengilly, Orlando Garcia, and David Taddie..

Performers will include Gianni Trovalusci, flutist from Italy, Madeleine Shapiro, cellist, Keith Kirchoff and Jocelyn Ho, pianists, Maja Cerar, violinist, Esther Lamneck and Marianne Gythfelt, clarinetists, Patti Cudd, percussionist, and many others.

See a complete list of programs at

Tickets for the 2018 New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival events at Abrons Arts Center are $20 ($15 students and seniors) per concert, and $35 ($30 students and seniors) for a day pass (all concerts on one day), available at 212-352-3101 or A festival pass for all concerts is $180. For more information call Abrons Arts Center at 212-598-0400.

For public transit information, visit All NYCEMF concerts are ADA accessible.

The New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival is dedicated to bringing the finest electroacoustic music from all over the world to New York City, through annual, multi-day festivals in a variety of venues. The festival is designed to expose audiences to current trends in electroacoustic music, to support the innovative nature of the field and to celebrate its music. With participants coming from all over the world, the festival also serves to provide a time and place for composers, performers and engineers to gather, exchange ideas and share their works.

NYCEMF 2018 is made possible, in part, with support from Genelec. All playback venues will feature Genelec speakers. Additional support comes from the Alice M. Ditson Fund and New Music USA.

TeRra Magazine


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