#What2020SoundsLike is a project of miniature commissions with a quick turnaround time. There was so much to process on a day-to-day basis during 2020 that HOCKET wanted to create a platform for composers to voice their responses. We asked 50 composers to write new works for us which were recorded into performance videos over a period of four months. These performances were released on social media and then re-recorded for this album.
2020 has been a year with unprecedented emotional, mental, physical, and sociological effects. HOCKET has been trying to figure out how to make music together, make sense of what’s happening in the world right now, and provide an artistic and musical outlet for our community to express themselves.
#What2020SoundsLike is a project of miniature commissions with a quick turnaround time. There has been so much to process this year on a day-to-day basis so we wanted to create a platform for composers to voice their responses. We've asked 50 composers to write new works for us which we’ll record into performance videos over the next 4 months. These performances will be released on social media and then they will be re-recorded for an album at the end of the year.
#What2020SoundsLike has been generously supported by John Bierbusse.
THE 50 COMMISSIONED COMPOSERS
Richard An, Katherine Balch, Nick Benavides, India Carney, Juan Pablo Contreras, Jacob Cooper, Donald Crockett, David Crowell, Linda Dallimore, Nick DePinna, Ian Dicke, Luke Ellard, Stephen Hartke, Ted Hearne, Maya Miro Johnson, Maria Kaoutzani, Paul Kerekes, Tonia Ko, Bryan Curt Kostors, Veronika Krausas, Scott Lee, Cristina Lord, José Martinez, A.J. McCaffrey, Jane Meenaghan, Noah Meites, Alexander Elliott Miller, Ted Moore, Jordan Nelson, Nick Norton, Hitomi Oba, Celka Ojakangas, Gemma Peacocke, Vicki Ray, Jonathan Richards, Matthew Ricketts, Peter Shin, Jen Shyu, Annika Socolofsky, Derrick Spiva Jr., Miro Sprague, Christopher Stark, Alex Stephenson, Joel Thompson, Dale Trumbore, Derek Tywoniuk, Sakari Dixon Vanderveer, Alex Weiser, Sam Wells, Nina C. Young