A Web Nexus for Contemporary Art Music

The Pytheas Center for Contemporary Music is a wide ranging web nexus for contemporary concert music. Our mission is to promote contemporary composers and their music through information, understanding and performances.

Contemporary classical/art/concert music is a living art form, fed by the creativity of composers across the country and around the globe. Finding inspiration from a multitude of sources, this music springs from a well-known and beloved past, yet travels new avenues and explores amazingly diverse sound worlds. There are more composers writing music now than there ever have been in the history of the world, and our goal is to help you connect with them and enjoy their art.

Featured Items and Upcoming Events

Composers of the Month

  • Roger Sessions, composer
  • André Jolivet, composer
  • Leonard Bernstein, composer
  • Judith Zaimont, composer
  • Eve Beglarian, composer
  • Brett Dean, composer
  • George Grella, composer
  • Dmitri Tymoczko, composer
  • Amy Scurria, composer
~ hover your cursor for each composer's name, then click on the picture to learn more ~

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Featured Recording
Navona Records

Judith Zaimont: Eternal Evolution (Navona Records 5846)
Judith Zaimont
Eternal Evolution

The Harlem Quartet and Awadagin Pratt give expressive, meticulous readings of this music . . .
 - MuiscWeb International
 Learn More

... see the Featured Recordings Archive

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EarfulPytheas Earfuls

Each week we recommend
           listening experiences made
       possible by the web's
    many streaming audio sites.
 Click, listen, explore, and enjoy...


This week's featured pieces:

William Grant Still
Songs of Separation (1949)

Elizabeth Vercoe
Fantavia Trills (1982)

Albert Schnelzer
A Freak in Burbank (2007)

Streaming Audio? click Listen

Pytheas Earful Archive

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Composer Portraits
composers talk about
their life & music



Pytheas Sightings
New Music on Film
Jerry Goldsmith's score for
Extreme Prejudice (1987)

Danses Pytheuses
New Music for Dance
Where the Wind Blows (2009)
Choreography by
Xiao-xiong Zhang

Sound Art
Electroacoustic Music
Dan Tramte
Electron (2009)

Bang, Clang and Beat
New Music for Percussion
Michael Burritt
Fandango 13 (2013)

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New Music Resources

Contemporary Composers

Contemporary Composers ... Cont'd

Composers in Selected States

Composer Collectives

Film Composers

Dance Composers

New Music for Theater and Stage

Electroacoustic Music

New Music for Percussion

Composers Speak on the Web


New Music Ensembles

New Music Festivals

Contemporary Music Centers

Contemporary Music Venues

New Music Websites

Publishers

Award Winning Music

New Music Resources


* * * Cool New Music Videos * * *

Streaming Audio

Streaming Audio Archive

New Music Recordings Archive

New Music Video Archive

New Music Film Archive

New Music Dance Archive


New Music Thoughts & Ideas

New Music Concepts & Terms

New Music for Kids

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generous support from:

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providing Math and Science Tutoring
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