The Relache Chronicles

Episode Nine - New Music America 1987 Philadelphia (1 of 3)

August 08, 2023 The Relache Chronicles Team
The Relache Chronicles
Episode Nine - New Music America 1987 Philadelphia (1 of 3)
Show Notes

Episode Nine - "Polka from the Fringe" at NMA 1987 Philadelphia (2 of 3)

In 1979, a group of composers, performers, video artists, producers, presenters, and other experimental artists met at The Kitchen, a renowned Downtown NY performance space to present a festival named New Music New York. The following year in Minneapolis, The Walker Art Center produced and presented a festival based on New Music New York that they called the New Music America Festival. For the following 9 years New Music America Festivals were held in a different city each year, produced, and presented by a local arts organization. In 1987, the festival was produced and presented by the Relache organization in collaboration with the City of Philadelphia. Over a 10-day period, concerts, installations, videos, parties, and a seminar called “Talking Music” was presented at venues throughout the city. The Relache Chronicles will reflect upon these events, beginning with Episode 9, New Music America Festival 1987 – Philadelphia. 

 

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