The Robert and Carol Morris Center for 21st Century Music, located at the University at Buffalo in New York, has launched a new website and blog. The site, http://www.music21c.org, is searchable and will highlight current and recent activities of the center, which include the annual June in Buffalo festival, a weeklong gathering of student and established composers; the Slee Sinfonietta, the center’s resident ensemble; and other new-music events. The blog, www.EdgeOfTheCenter.com, will post interviews with composers and performers associated with the center, as well as selections from the center’s audio, video, and photo archives. The Center for 21st Century Music’s roots go back to 1963, when composer Lukas Foss founded the University at Buffalo’s Center for Performing Arts; in 2006, it was renamed the Center for 21st Century Music by David Felder, a member of the University at Buffalo composition faculty since 1984. Composers who have been associated with the Center for 21st Century Music and its predecessor include John Cage, Elliott Carter, John Harbison, Mauricio Kagel, Alvin Lucier, Steve Reich, Christopher Rouse, Poul Ruders, and Charles Wuorinen.
Posted May 29, 2009