With support from a seed grant from the New York Women Composers, as well as the proceeds from t-shirt sales, on 3/25/18 at the Opera Center in New York City, Vent Nouveau presented works by four NYWC members as well as works selected from a call-for scores.
Selected works by members of New York Women Composers:
- Ternura de las Grullas | Alba Potes
- Badabadada | Rain Worthington
- Only to Ask | Rain Worthington
- August Swale | Beth Anderson
- Summer Reveries on a Mountainside | Marga Richter
Selected works from the Call for Scores:
The ensemble selected four pieces from the call for scores:
- For Soloist & Any Number of Musicians | Kristina Warren
- Jo Shapcott Settings | Liz Johnson
- please do not | Inti Figgis-Vizueta
- synpunkt | Emily Koh
PAST CONCERTS under framework of LISTENING TO LADIES
Before the more inclusive framework of Compass was formed, the concert series began under the same name as the associated podcast.
On 4/1/17 at Gallery MC in Manhattan, the brass and wind collective Vent Nouveau featured 10 composers who were chosen from a call for scores: Gila Carcas | Akshaya Tucker | Makiah Heinzmann | Rona Park | Germa Adan | Elizabeth Lain | Nadin Polyakova de Zuniga | Jessica DiMari | Kirsten Johnson | Annie Pasqua
In collaboration with Western Michigan University's New Sounds Festival, Latitude 49's program on 10/7/16 in Kalamazoo, Michigan featured music by eight women composers, including Lili Boulanger, Joan Tower, Jennifer Higdon, Shulamit Ran, Loren Loiacono, Annika Socolofsky, Ingrid Stolzel, and Gabriella Smith.
The very first concert in the LtL series happened through the generosity and brilliance of Admiral Launch Duo ensemble members Jennifer R. Ellis and Jonathan Hulting Cohen. The performance took place on 11/8/15 at the Piano Company in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and featured music by Jennifer Ellis, Ida Gotkovsky, Christine Hedden, Natalie Moller, Angelica Negron, Judith Shatin, and Diana Sussman.