What Is Noise in 2020-2021

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This season features works by living composers that relate to elements on our planet and dreams to go to the stars and beyond. In celebration of space exploration, issues of climate change, and thoughts of our home planet, each works ties to an element of Earth, Wind, Fire, Water, or dares to dream to the Stars.

Concert Program

Joseph Schwanter’s Music of Amber, Rob Smith’s Sprint, Charles Peck’s Kindling, Roger Zare’s Zodiacal Light, and Daniel Whitworth’s Ripples in Infinity.

*subject to change

Educational Programs

A variety of educational opportunities are available for students including these programs:

Exploring Graphic Notation and Extended Techniques

Experimenting with Compositional Elements Workshop

Building Teamwork in the Sport of Music

What Is Noise also offers chamber music coaching, instrumental master classes, composer workshops, panel discussions, and entrepreneurial musicianship classes.

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Packages

Basic Elements ($1,200):

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To the Stars and Back ($1,200 + Add Ons):

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Program Add-ons:

What Is Noise Pre-built Programs ($500 add-on each):

60-minute music laboratory with students to investigate specific musical ideas. Programs include:

Exploring Graphic Notation and Extended Techniques

Experimenting with Compositional Elements Workshop

Building Teamwork in the Sport of Music

Chamber Music Master Class ($500 add-on):

Members of What Is Noise offer a small ensemble master class. Groups of any instrumentation, playing music from any time period are welcome.

β€’ Length of session: 60 minutes

β€’ Number of What Is Noise members involved: 1-6

β€’ Number of participants: 2-4 chamber ensembles

β€’ Facility requirements: lecture hall, concert hall, or large rehearsal room, set up with all instruments required for workshop.

Student Composers Reading Workshop ($750 add-on):

What Is Noise provides workshops for student composers by reading through student works and offering constructive feedback about each composition.

Pieces should be short and use minimal instrumentation, agreed to in advance by the ensemble. The provision of percussion instruments should be discussed with What Is Noise percussionist, Keith Hendricks (whatisnoisemusic@gmail.com).

β€’ Length of session: 60 minutes

β€’ Number of What Is Noise members involved: 1-6

β€’ Number of composers: 1-4

β€’ Facility requirements: concert hall or large rehearsal room, set up with all instruments required for workshop.

NOTE: The session may not be recorded without written consent from What Is Noise.

Instrument Master Classes ($250 per instrument or $1,000 for all members):

Individual instrument classes give by members of What Is Noise on each their respective instruments (flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, or percussion).

β€’ Length of session: 60 minutes

β€’ Number of What Is Noise members involved: 1-6

β€’ Number of composers: 1-4

β€’ Facility requirements: concert hall or large rehearsal room, set up with all instruments required for workshop.

NOTE: Multiple master classes may happen simultaneously in different performance spaces.

Entrepreneurial Musicianship Panel Discussion ($500):

What Is Noise offers a 60-minute discussion about entrepreneurial musicianship. Topics include non-profit organizations, marketing strategies, creative performance ideas, press kits, business plans, websites, networking, grant proposals, and balancing business and rehearsal times as a chamber ensemble.

β€’ Length of session: 60 minutes

β€’ Number of What Is Noise members involved: 1-6

β€’ Facility requirements: large room

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