60x60 - 60 new works, 60 seconds in length for one hour of new music.
Each year the project grows in artistic and distributive scope. Achieving its initiative, the 60x60 promotes contemporary composition across the globe. This year we are having our 3rd annual Pacific Rim Mix. Our premier will be at Mills College in their Ensemble Room at 8:00 PM this Thursday November 2nd.
60x60 is a project containing 60 compositions from 60 different composers, each composition 60 seconds or less in duration. These 60 recorded pieces are performed in succession without pause for a 1 hour concert. The mission of the 60x60 project and its presenter, Vox Novus, is to expose the greatest number of composers and their works to the largest audience possible. 60x60 combines grassroots ideology with cutting-edge methods of presentation and distribution. Each year the project grows in artistic and distributive scope. Achieving its initiative, the 60x60 promotes contemporary composition across the globe.
"60x60 showcases a wealth of brief, contemporary compositions. There are no
live performances, so you can't really call it a concert. Maybe it would
better be described as a listening party. ... It's like a Whitman's sampler
of the contemporary new music scene. "
- Sound Sampler Greg Haymes, Times Union, Albany New York February 9, 2006
"60x60 features 60 back-to-back pieces that are each under 60 seconds long,
each by a different modern composer. ... It's like channel surfing through
Geeta Dayal, Village Voice, New York, New York March 16-22, 2005 Vol. L NO. 11
"... The idea of commissioning sixty pieces each a minute long has elements
of both ingenuity combined with madness: ... A minute can be ample time to
express a whole gamut of imaginative sounds, or it can be a constraint which
forces an artist to isolate what is the most important element of a work.
The point of the project is that it enables an audience to take in and enjoy
a cross section of different approaches to new music within a reasonable
duration. And the purpose of Robert Voisey is to promote new music ..."
- Ingenuity and madness? Malcolm Miller, Music & Vision, London UK December 24, 2005
60 Composer in this year's Pacific Rim Mix include: Nicholas Baldwin, Marc Barreca, Lembit Beecher, John Biggs, Betty Breath, Darren Buhr, Brigid Burke, Rosalinda Carlson, Sharon Cheslow, Lut Yun (Lucinda) Chiu, Foster Clark, Jared Commerer, Cindy Cox, Michael Dawson, A.L. Dentel, Aaron Drake, Alex Eddington, Jessica Gardiner, Kara Gibbs, David Hahn, Yuko Hamura, Jason Heald, Sungji Hong, Jeffrey Hunkin, Celeste Hutchins, David Evan Jones, Yasushi Kamata, Koji Kawai, Donald Kepple, Anton Killin, Nicole Kim, Tuan Hung Le, Cheryl Leonard, James Mason, Beryl Matete, Deeann Mathews, Dylan Mattingly, Polly Moller, Julia Norton, Rodney Oakes, Robert Parker, Maggi Payne, Peggy Polias, Carlos Rafael Rivera, Stephen C Ruppenthal, Simon Munro Rycroft, Margaret Schedel, Jacky Schreiber, Alex Shapiro, Frank Sprague, Phillip Stearns, Sarah Taylor, Kubilay Uner, John Villec, Robert Voisey, Shane Watters, Katrina Wreede, Hajime Yabe, Carolyn Yarnell, and Ivan Zavada
The concert program can be found at the following link: http://www.voxnovus.com/60x60/2006_Pacific_Rim_Concert_Program.htm