William Brittelle is a Brooklyn-based composer of post-genre electro-acoustic music. Brittelle’s work is characterized by the melding of complex thematic ideas, rhythms, and formal structure with the visceral power and surface appeal of pop/rock music. His music has been the subject of features in The New York Times (Sunday Arts & Leisure), the Los Angeles Times, Time Out NY, and NPR’s All Things Considered. His compositions have been presented across the U.S. and internationally., including the Festival Internacional in Chihuahua, Mexico, the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires by JACK Quartet, Pittsburgh’s Music on the Edge series, Seattle's Town Hall, and the Ecstatic Music Festival at Merkin Hall. His music has been commissioned by the Seattle Symphony, the Indianapolis Symphony, the Alabama Symphony and the Eastern Connecticut Symphony. Recent commissions include Spiritual America, a series of electro-acoustic orchestral art songs featuring the band Wye Oak, a new piece for the Seattle Symphony, and Psychedelics for the Grammy-winning vocal group Roomful of Teeth and the Williams College Chorus. Past collaborative works include orchestral arrangements for the electronic artists Oneohtrix Point Never and Son Lux. Upcoming performances include dates with the Baltimore Symphony, the Basel Sinfonietta, and the Liquid Music Series/Walker Art Center.
Brittelle has been the recipient of grants and awards from the National Endowment of the Arts, American Music Center, American Composers Forum, the Jerome Foundation, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, NYSCA, and ASCAP. Along with composers Judd Greenstein and Sarah Kirkland Snider, he co-artistic directs New Amsterdam Records and New Amsterdam Presents, a vital Brooklyn-based record label and presenting organization. He is a passionate promoter, presenter, and producer of new and adventurous music in New York City, having overseen the release of more than 55 critically acclaimed recordings. Along with his partners, Brittelle also co-produced and co-presented more than 80 live music events throughout the U.S. in the last four years. He was formerly on the faculty of the Mannes Conservatory in New York City, teaching courses in Post-Genre Music and the Ethos of Punk.
Daniel Wohl (insert a curator sound source) is a Paris born composer currently based in Los Angeles who creates music that “lurs the line between electronic and acoustic instrumentation and seemingly melt both elements into a greater organic whole” (WNYC). He has been called one of his generation’s “maginative, skillful creators” (The New York Times) ith work that is ”rovocative and surprising” (R), “beautiful and original” (itchfork). Recent work includes performances with the American Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony (Music Now Series), San Francisco Symphony (Soundbox Series), Indianapolis Symphony, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Calder Quartet, eighth blackbird, So Percussion, and collaboration with artists such as lia Holter, urel Halo, Olga Bell, Lucky Dragons, and n Lux. His music is performed at venues around the world including Carnegie Hall, The Barbican, Broad Museum, Holland Festival, Hollywood Bowl, Dia Beacon, Cincinnati Contemporary Art Center, MASS MoCA, MoMA, MoMA PS1, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Liquid Music (The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra), Gaudeamus (Netherlands) and Sacrum Profanum (Poland).
A graduate of the Yale School of Music, Daniel’s work has received support from grants including New Music USA, Meet the Composer/Commissioning Music USA, American Composers Forum / Jerome Foundation, C.A.P, Barlow Endowment, MET Life Creative Connections, and the Brooklyn Arts Council.
His music is published by G. Schirmer
Kate Nordstrum is a special projects producer at The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, curator/founder of the SPCO’s Liquid Music Series (awarded “Best of Classical” by The New York Times), and independent arts management consultant specializing in curatorial and communication strategies for adventurous artists, ensembles and institutions. Named "Best Independent Producer" by the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Nordstrum's current projects include co-presentations and partnerships with the Walker Art Center, MASS MoCA, Baryshnikov Art Center, American Composers Forum, Givens Foundation for African American Literature, New Amsterdam Records, MPR Live Events, The Schubert Club, Contemporary Art Center Cincinnati, Guthrie Theater, Film Society of Minneapolis-St. Paul and Indianapolis Museum of Art. Nordstrum’s previous employers include Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York City Center, and the Southern Theater in Minneapolis where in 2007 Nordstrum created a robust new music series that quickly established the venue as a national hotspot for innovative programming. Through Liquid Music (est. 2012), Nordstrum has built a boundary-defying space in which artists can take creative risks on long-lead projects and collaborate in exciting ways not possible elsewhere. Nordstrum has been widely praised for her programmatic vision and catholic tastes, with media outlets describing her as “the most adventurous music curator in town” (MinnPost), “a presenter of rare initiative” (Star Tribune) and “Twin Cities’ curatorial powerhouse with international pull” (Minnesota Public Radio). Her work in the field of performing arts planning and communications is extensive.