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2019 Emergency Grants: Music/Sound

21 Projects Supported to date

Alex Branch (Brooklyn, NY), a sculptor, sound, and video artist, received a grant in May to present Music Box Boat for the Mississippi River at Flood Plain, in St. Louis, MO, June 8–29.

Chromatic Vortex (Brooklyn, NY), a music ensemble, received a grant in June for a 10-day tour to Villach, Austria; Padova, Italy; Wels, Austria; Ljubljana, Slovenia; Mantova, Italy; Barcelona, Spain; and Seville, Spain, with performances June 19-28.

Constellation Chor (New York, NY), a vocal performance ensemble, received a grant in July to perform in the Vovousa Festival in Vovousa, Greece, July 16-20.

Carmina Escobar (Los Angeles, CA), an experimental vocalist, performer, and sound artist, received a grant in April to present Mami in the exhibition Cantos Comunes/Common Chants at The Blockhouse in Havana, Cuba, April 18.

Daniel Fishkin (Bala Cynwyd, PA), a composer and sound artist, received a grant in September to present Solar Sounds / Fresh Kills at Freshkills Park on Staten Island, September 15.

Michael Foster and Ben Bennett (Brooklyn, NY), multi-instrumentalists and composers, received a grant in March to support a seven-city European tour through Switzerland, Sweden, and Denmark, April 11-20.

Molly Joyce and Jerron Herman (Pittsburg, PA and New York, NY), a composer and dancer duo, received a grant in October to present Breaking and Entering at Danspace Project in New York, November 12-16.

George Katehis (New York, NY), a composer, received a grant in October to present [Flesh and Void] at Areté Venue and Gallery in Brooklyn, October 19.

Tracy Lisk (Philadelphia, PA), a percussionist, received a grant in September to present Rhizomas at Mózg in Warsaw, Poland, Moving Space in Plzen, Czech Republic, and the Exploratorium in Berlin, Germany, November 8, 13, and 22.

Brandon Lopez (Flushing, NY), a composer and improviser, received a grant in June to perform with his trio during Passages, an exhibition of work by Tajh Rust, at Fridman Gallery, in New York, June 19.

Matthew Manowski (Pittsburgh, PA), a video and performance artist, received a grant in April to perform Hydra + NGC 3242 at Kvaka 22 in Belgrade, Serbia, April 23.

Nour Mobarak (Los Angeles, CA), a sound and performance artist, received a grant in October to present ToothTone during the CURRENT:LA Triennial, in Los Angeles, October 13.

Ordinary Affects (Malden, MA), a contemporary music ensemble, received a grant in March to support a four-city tour to the Korean Church of Boston in Boston, the University Lutheran Church in Philadelphia, Columbia University in New York, and the Red Room in Baltimore, April 3-6.

David Rempis (Chicago, IL), a saxophonist and composer, received a grant in September to perform at DOM in Moscow, Russia, October 30.

Steven Rice (Riverside, IL), a composer, received a grant in July to present Divine Epigrams at Claudia Cassidy Theater presented by New Music Chicago and the Chicago Cultural Center in Chicago, July 18.

Sara Serpa (New York, NY), a vocalist and composer, received a grant in September to perform in the Braganca Jazz Festival, Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa, and at the Centro Cultural de Belém in Lisboa, Portugal, October 16-19.

Hans Tammen (Brooklyn, NY), a musician and composer, received a grant in April to present Sonic Flotsam in the Altered Surroundings festival at the National Center for Contemporary Arts in Moscow, Russia, May 15-24.

Carl Testa (New Haven, CT), a composer, received a grant in January to present Sway at Elastic Arts in Chicago, January 20.

Micaela Tobin and Sharon Chohi Kim (Pasadena, CA), singers and composers, received a grant in February to premiere Belarion: A Space Opera, commissioned by Open Gate Theater at the American Legion Pasadena Post 13 in Pasadena, CA, February 16.

Troika (New York, NY), a percussion collective, received a grant in February to perform at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts in Pittsburgh, February 23.

Zachary Watkins (Oakland, CA), a composer and musician, received a grant in February to perform at The Stone in New York, February 19.

Wild Shore New Music (Brooklyn, NY), a new music ensemble, received a grant in September to support a tour of Lullabies for my unborn children to the Denali Arts Council in Talkeetna, AK, Bunnell Street Arts Center in Homer, AK, the Kenai Fine Arts Center in Kenai, AK, and the University of Alaska in Anchorage, AK, September 22-29.