Thank you New York State Council on the Arts and NYC Department of Cultural Affairs for the 2023 grant awards!
Thomas Piercy, Artistic Director
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Random Access Music
33-68 21st St., #4C
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APRIL 1, 2023 at 8pm
RAM at National Opera Center
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Thomas Piercy, clarinet
Sabina Torosjan, violin
Daniel Hass, cello
Marina Iwao, piano
Margaret Brouwer “Sonata” for clarinet and piano (2022) World Premiere
International Clarinet Association Commission
Seth Boustead “Dissonance Still Talking” for clarinet, violin, cello, piano (2020)
Gilbert Galindo "Currents" for violin, cello, and piano (2021) NY Premiere
Masatora Goya “new piece” for clarinet, violin, cello, and piano (2023) World Premiere
Daniel Hass “The Lord of Toronto, His Pavin” for cello and piano (2020)
Composers & Players
The RAM Composers
represent a broad spectrum of aesthetics, styles, and voices and celebrate music of all types.
The RAM Players
are high caliber artists dedicated to delivering exciting performances of works by living composers.
Random Access Music (RAM) is a NYC-based new music presenter and ensemble with a core collective of composers and performers presenting a wide array of contemporary music from the United States and abroad. RAM's mission is to promote and produce high caliber composition and performance of music by living American composers and composers from aboard in a variety of venues throughout New York City, with an emphasis in Queens; to foster a fully-engaged and fruitful collaborative spirit between composers and performers; to nurture connections with audiences through engaging productions and media outreach; to build new audiences for new music by bringing greater awareness to the general public through outreach, education, and scholarship.
“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
Random Access Music’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
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