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The 18th Seal Bay Festival of American Chamber Music Seeing Sound

August 12-19, 2021

The goal of the Seal Bay Festival is to make American chamber music an exciting and vibrant experience for concert audiences, artists, composers, composition students, and school children in the storied geographical and cultural setting of coastal Maine, serving both the year-round and summer populations, while offering a unique exposure to contemporary music. The 2021 Festival is on the theme Seeing Sound, with concerts taking place in art galleries and museums, with each concert preceded by a talk in the space by a visual artist, Paula Artal-Isbrand. Resident composers include: Victoria Bond, Sato Matsui, Shrish Korde, Andy Teirstein and Daniel Strong Godfrey. Performer: Cassatt String Quartet, Lily Funahashi, piano and Peter Weitzner, bass.


Music: Shrish Korde "Anusvara" for solo cello and tanpura

Performers: Elizabeth Anderson Recording Producer: Peter Wetzner Photography by Paula Artal-Isbrand

Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 12:00 PM EST

Composers Now presents IMPACT. Each installment in this series offers a composer the opportunity to reflect on one's creativity, influences, pathways, and responsibility as a living artist in our ever-changing world. Designed for the virtual space, every session shares a composer's essential thoughts directly with you, the audience, in the safety and comfort of your own place. These commentaries, interwoven with performance videos and other materials, articulate a creator's IMPACT.

Composers Now empowers all living composers, celebrates the diversity of their voices and honors the significance of their artistic contributions to the cultural fabric of society.

All events are FREE

Sunday, June 6 at 12pm PST

From Je Ne Sais Quoi to Nirvana: A Journey from Exoticism to Interculturality

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