A note from Liquid Music curator Kate Nordstrum
Each summer I eagerly anticipate working with video editor Justin Staggs on the new Liquid Music season trailer, designed to give viewers a series overview and glimpse of past and future projects—a snapshot of where we’ve been and where we are going. This revs me up at the onset of a new season and is a good reminder to me of all we’ve accomplished so far, even in “start up mode.” Liquid Music’s growing family of forward-leaning artists and audiences—a dynamic mutual appreciation society—have much to anticipate in 2015.16 with more premieres, feature venues, represented art forms, new collaborations, notable partners and opportunities to follow projects-in-progress than ever before. We even commissioned an album that releases in January!
Liquid Music is unique in its support for artist-initiated projects that defy category and are heavy on risk/reward, making for thrilling performance experiences. The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra believes in music’s power to transform and viscerally illuminate, which is why Liquid Music—focusing on vigorous, compelling new work and collaboration across genre-lines—is such a great fit for the organization and compliment to one of the world’s premier chamber orchestras. Via the concert hall or one of Liquid Music’s smaller stages, traditional music or contemporary, the SPCO celebrates artistic exploration and discovery independent of label.
Please share the Liquid Music 2015.16 video and schedule with friends, and start counting down the days to October 14 —a new season of dream projects by some of today’s most fascinating music makers await!