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HEAR NOW Festival 2014 Composers Announced

The HEAR NOW Festival of New Music by Contemporary Los Angeles Composers is pleased to announce the program for its fourth annual Festival, from Friday to Sunday, May 2, 3, and 4, 2014.  The events take place at the Miles Playhouse in Santa Monica and the First Lutheran Church of Venice.

In a departure from last festival of two chamber music concerts, HEAR NOW has added an electro-acoustic concert in collaboration with People Inside Electronics (PIE) and extended the Saturday program.

By invitation, 120 outstanding works were submitted by sixty-one composers living and working in the Los Angeles area.  After a lengthy blind review process, the review committee, headed by artistic director Hugh Levick, selected twenty-three for the three days of concerts.

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Esa-Pekka Salonen now our Honorary Artistic Advisor!

We are extremely pleased to announce that LA Philharmonic Conductor Laureate Esa-Pekka Salonen has become the Honorary Artistic Advisor of the HEAR NOW Festival. Learn more about Esa-Pekka at his website and find out more about our recent benefit evening, featuring him and his music, on our Past Events page.

Join the Composer Conversations

Composer Conversations is located in the Navigation Bar under the “Community” menu and has been created to give composers a space to discuss their work, their artistic vision, and other issues in the arts. Click here to be taken there directly.  Hear Now encourages all composers to join the conversation, comment, and post your own thoughts.  You must sign up to our website in order to participate!


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The Hear Now Festival’s work continues throughout the year. Planning, organizing, spreading knowledge about the fine, gifted composers in the midst of Los Angeles are ongoing, 24/7 activities by a dedicated group of determined musicians!

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Hear Now 2012 Group Photo Credit (Header): Bonnie Perkinson