Santomieri-Farhadian Sound Installation Enriches Public Space

Critics have compared the San Francisco-based Santomieri-Farhadian Duo’s experimental musical compositions to everyone from modernist Anton Webern to rock icon Frank Zappa. This exciting pair — [...]

The Composer Tyshawn Sorey Enters a New Phase

The Newark native has long been lauded for his brilliant abstractions. Lately he’s writing about something more concrete — and producing his most powerful music yet. By Adam Shatz   […]

Forced Online, an Opera Festival Searches for Intimacy

Prototype, known for presenting visceral, chamber-scale new works, unveils an almost entirely streamed pandemic edition. By Zachary Woolfe   Jan. 11, 2021 The annual Prototype festival of new [...]

Pamela Z Manipulates Voices in a Virtual Tour of Times Square

“Times3,” a collaboration between Pamela Z (photographed here in San Francisco) and the theater artist Geoff Sobelle, is part of a pandemic edition of the Prototype festival of music [...]