Following the implementation of new and necessary quarantine measures due to the COVID-19 epidemic in New York City, RAM and its Board of Directors is postponing the Queens New Music Festival "We, the whole people.", originally planned for May 13-16, 2020. We look forward to rescheduling the QNMF for a time when our audience, composers, performers, and production team can safely participate.
Stay tuned for updates as RAM will be posting digital content of our artists in an effort to support and engage our community.
Random Access Music
Random Access Music (RAM) is a new music presenter in the United States with a core collective of composers and performers presenting a wide array of contemporary music from the United States and abroad.
“Move over Brooklyn, Queens is staking its claim for new-music street cred [via] Random Access Music.”
— Allan Kozinn, The New York Times
“Random Access Music, one of the things that has been making Queens cool.”
— Brooklyn Rail
"Yelps, yowls and dry creaky hisses. These aren’t the sounds you might ordinarily associate with the clarinet - and you would be equally surprised to declare these sounds beautiful."
— Neil Chiragdin, Queens Chronicle
"It’s not something they’re going to be able to download off of Spotify really quick."
— Chris Graham, percussionist, on NY1
Composers & Players
The composers of RAM represent a broad spectrum of American aesthetics, styles, and voices and revel in music of all types.
RAM Players are high caliber artists, who specialize in new music, and are dedicated to delivering exciting performances of works by living composers.
An annual event that brings new music front and center into Queens