Next Festival 2021: Multidisciplinary Collaboration, July 1

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The 2021 Next Festival of Emerging Artists presents Multidisciplinary Collaboration Workshops on July 1

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Note: Registration for July 1 enables you to attend any or all of the above events. Zoom instructions, including one Zoom meeting link for the day, will be included with your registration confirmation email.

The events for our final day are on a "pay what you can" donation basis - any amount is appreciated!

4 PM - 5 PM PRESENTATION: Licensing, Copyright, and Interdisciplinary Collaboration with Brian Goldstein

Arts attorney Brian Goldstein concludes the Festival’s week focused on interdisciplinary collaboration with a talk on often overlooked aspects of collaborative work: licensing and copyright. The session will dispel the confusion behind these often mysterious aspects of performing, recording and streaming with an easy-to-understand overview and deep dive into details all artists should know. The culmination of Mr. Goldstein’s Next Fest “business boot camp,” the workshop will leave you well-informed and ready to collaborate!

Recognized in The New York Times as a “Super Lawyer” in the fields of Entertainment, Intellectual Property, and Artist Immigration, Brian is a partner in the performing arts and entertainment firm of Goldstein and Guilliams PLLC. Brian has over 20 years’ experience providing legal, arts management, consulting services and strategic support to artists and arts organizations throughout the field of arts and entertainment on issues such as visas and touring for foreign artists; rights and licensing; profit and non-profit organization and management; project management; negotiations and representation; career development; and the general practices and trends of the arts and entertainment industry. Read full bio

5 PM - 6 PM Portals and Possibilities with Karin Fong

A fitting conclusion to the Festival’s focus on multidisciplinary collaboration, this talk by Emmy Award-winning director and designer Karin Fong will inspire all artists to think beyond the limitations of their training and individual disciplines. A Creative Director at Imaginary Forces in Los Angeles, Fong will discuss the creative and collaborative process behind making evocative sequences for Film and TV. Renowned for her ability to instantaneously conjure entire worlds through images and sound, she will demonstrate how seemingly small decisions can create a transformative experience for audiences and empower artists to imagine an even more expansive vision of their art. Using examples from her work, she will chart a path toward embracing metaphor, storytelling, visual puns and the merging of sound and image in re-inventing the future of our art forms!

7:30 PM - 8:45 PM Festival Finale with the Aizuri Quartet, Aaron Jay Kernis, Trevor New, S. Ama Wray, Derek Bermel and the 2021 Composer/Choreographer Workshop

Join the Artists, Fellows and Faculty of The Next Festival of Emerging Artists for a triumphal conclusion to the 2021 season! The Festival Finale will feature performances by the Aizuri Quartet of Next Fest Fellow composers, creative collaborations by festival participants and violist/composer Trevor New, and the conclusion of the collaborative Composer/Choreographer Workshop led by S. Ama Wray and Derek Bermel.

The culmination of collaborative workshops held over the course of the 2021 Festival, the program will take you into the creative and collaborative processes of Fellows and faculty, revealing creative and innovative solutions to the challenges of collaboration from a distance. Using the lessons learned from f15 months of leveraging technology to create human connection, the Finale will be a fitting conclusion to the pandemic and celebration of the future in all senses.

Praised by The Washington Post for “captivating” performances that draw from its notable “meld of intellect, technique and emotions,” the Aizuri Quartet was awarded the Grand Prize and the CAG Management Prize at the 2018 M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition, along with top prizes at the 2017 Osaka International Chamber Music Competition in Japan, and the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition in London. The Quartet’s debut album, Blueprinting, featuring new works written for the Aizuri Quartet by five American composers, was released by New Amsterdam Records and nominated for a 2019 GRAMMY Award. Read full bio

In addition, violist/composer/technologist Trevor New will lead Fellows in sonic explorations that leverage technology to create innovative, real-time interactive collaborations. Using the platform Cleanfeed, students will work with Mr. New to develop unique approaches to latency, distance, improvisation, electronics and interactive creativity. Read full bio

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The Next Festival of Emerging Artists is a unique contemporary music festival for the modern string player as well as composers and choreographers that has been receiving rave reviews from its participants.

The festival was founded in 2013 by composer, conductor, and bassist Peter Askim, and normally takes place over two weeks in May and June with 35 young musicians, composers, and choreographers at Music Mountain in Connecticut and at National Sawdust and NYU Center for Ballet and the Arts in New York City.

Its first seven seasons featured guest artists Tony Arnold, Miranda Cuckson, Matt Haimovitz, Jennifer Koh, Nadia Sirota, Richard Thompson, Jeffrey Zeigler, and the string quartet ETHEL, and the participation of composers including Aaron Jay Kernis, Derek Bermel, Lisa Bielawa, Liisa Hirsch, Pierre Jalbert, Phil Kline, Jessica Meyer, and Aleksandra Vrebalov, and choreographer Christopher D’Amboise.

The Next Festival of Emerging Artists and Next Fest Connects are part of Next Edge Arts, Inc., a not-for-profit organization supported by tax-deductible donations.


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