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Sakari Dixon Vanderveer & Derek Bermel - Connecting ACO Community
Seeded by americancomposers on 14 May 2020
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Author: American Composers Orchestra
Recorded live on May 10, 2020 World Premiere of "Two Thoughts and a Fixation" written by Sakari Dixon Vanderveer & performed by Derek Bermel About the Project: In response to the impacts of COVID-19 on composers and performers, American Composers Orchestra announces Connecting ACO Community, a new initiative to commission short works for solo instrument or voice. Each composer will receive $500 to write the work, and each performer will receive $500 to perform the work, with the rights to stream for six months. With this project, ACO aims to support artists who need financial assistance; to create new work that will live beyond this crisis; and provide virtual, interactive performances to ACO’s supporters and the general public. Premieres of the new works will take place on a regular basis on Sundays at 5pm EST, beginning Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 5pm EST with violinist Miranda Cuckson performing a new work by Ethan Iverson, hosted on Zoom. Ticketholders will receive a private li