Network for New Music has announced its new season here in Philadelphia – they are calling it electronic.nnm. The electronic part takes the form of a three-day festival of electronic music taking place April 5, 7, and 8, and exploring a great many ways of making sounds by moving electrons around. Composers include folks who are in the history books, like Paul Lansky, Mario Davidovsky, and John Chowning, as well as mid-career artists such as Eric Chasalow and youngsters like Andrew MacPherson. I’m happy to say I’ll be part of the fun, with a performance on April 5 of my Chamber Concerto for clarinet, which includes a part for live synthesizer. Ben Fingland is the clarinet soloist.
While most of the group’s efforts are concentrated in the spring, this fall there will be a collaboration between Network and one of the newest groups in Philly, Voice of This Generation, featuring music by half a dozen young Philadelphia composers.