ANNOUNCING: yMusic's Balance Problems

ANNOUNCING: yMusic’s Balance Problems

New Amsterdam Records is proud to announce the release of Balance Problems from acclaimed chamber ensemble yMusic, out September 30, 2014. The record features compositions by Timo Andres, Marcos Balter, Mark Dancigers, Nico Muhly, Andrew Norman, Sufjan Stevens, and Jeremy Turner, and was produced by Son Lux. To give audiences a glimpse of what to expect from Balance Problems,...
ANNOUNCING: No Lands' Negative Space

ANNOUNCING: No Lands’ Negative Space

New Amsterdam Records is proud to announce Negative Space, the debut full-length from No Lands, the recording project of Brooklyn-based electronic musician and sound artist Michael Hammond. No Lands has also revealed “City,” a track from Negative Space. “This song was written about a life-altering phone call, in which I found out some devastating news,” Hammond said about the track. “It’s...
2014 Cary New Music New Music Performance Awardee

2014 Cary New Music New Music Performance Awardee

New Amsterdam Presents is very honored and excited to have been named a 2014 Cary New Music New Music Performance Awardee by New Music USA. The award will help NewAm’s mission of supporting the public’s engagement with new music by composers and performers whose work grows from the fertile ground between genres. Each...
ANNOUNCING: Battle Trance's Palace of Wind

ANNOUNCING: Battle Trance’s Palace of Wind

New Amsterdam Records is excited to announce Palace of Wind, the debut full-length release from Travis Laplante’s genre-defying tenor saxophone quartet Battle Trance. The record will see a release on August 26, 2014. The group has released an album trailer featuring a dreamlike montage of the performers and audio from the record. The group has also announced...
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yMusic Releases Andrew Norman's "Music in Circles" via Pitchfork

yMusic Releases Andrew Norman’s “Music in Circles” via Pitchfork

New Amsterdam Records is excited to share the Andrew Norman composition “Music In Circles” from acclaimed chamber ensemble yMusic‘s upcoming album Balance Problems, out September 30, 2014 on New Amsterdam. Pitchfork praised the track as “a five-minute static-electricity storm…The strings dance in and out between pure percussive noise and harmonic information in a way that should feel faintly familiar to Sonic Youth fans. At the...
Counting Down to Liquid Music

Counting Down to Liquid Music

New Amsterdam is proud to partner with The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Liquid Music Series, a concert series presented by that expands the world of classical music through innovative new projects, boundary-defying artists, and unique presentation formats. As we approach the third season of the series, curator Kate Nordstrum shares some of her thoughts and a new...
ANNOUNCING: yMusic's Balance Problems

ANNOUNCING: yMusic’s Balance Problems

New Amsterdam Records is proud to announce the release of Balance Problems from acclaimed chamber ensemble yMusic, out September 30, 2014. The record features compositions by Timo Andres, Marcos Balter, Mark Dancigers, Nico Muhly, Andrew Norman, Sufjan Stevens, and Jeremy Turner, and was produced by Son Lux. To give audiences a glimpse of what to expect from Balance Problems, yMusic has released an album...
ANNOUNCING: No Lands' Negative Space

ANNOUNCING: No Lands’ Negative Space

New Amsterdam Records is proud to announce Negative Space, the debut full-length from No Lands, the recording project of Brooklyn-based electronic musician and sound artist Michael Hammond. No Lands has also revealed “City,” a track from Negative Space. “This song was written about a life-altering phone call, in which I found out some devastating news,” Hammond said about the track. “It’s about leaving a place, mentally...
2014 Cary New Music New Music Performance Awardee

2014 Cary New Music New Music Performance Awardee

New Amsterdam Presents is very honored and excited to have been named a 2014 Cary New Music New Music Performance Awardee by New Music USA. The award will help NewAm’s mission of supporting the public’s engagement with new music by composers and performers whose work grows from the fertile ground between genres. Each year, the Cary New Music Performance...
Craig Wedren, Jefferson Friedman, & ACME: "Tarrying" Video

Craig Wedren, Jefferson Friedman, & ACME: “Tarrying” Video

Following the release of their long-awaited collaborative album On In Love, Craig Wedren, Jefferson Friedman, & ACME (American Contemporary Music Ensemble), have also released a brand new music video for the single “Tarrying” via Impose Magazine. Impose also features an interview with Wedren about the album, and describes the video as an “earnest appeal” that “adds an...
ANNOUNCING: Battle Trance's Palace of Wind

ANNOUNCING: Battle Trance’s Palace of Wind

New Amsterdam Records is excited to announce Palace of Wind, the debut full-length release from Travis Laplante’s genre-defying tenor saxophone quartet Battle Trance. The record will see a release on August 26, 2014. The group has released an album trailer featuring a dreamlike montage of the performers and audio from the record. The group has also announced a string of North American...
Brooklyn Youth Chorus: Soundscapes with Julianna Barwick

Brooklyn Youth Chorus: Soundscapes with Julianna Barwick

New Amsterdam is proud to partner with the Brooklyn Youth Chorus to present Soundscapes, the Chorus’ annual concert dedicated to contemporary works. This year’s edition of Soundscapes will showcase the latest fruits of BYC’s commissioning program: new music by fellow Brooklynite Julianna Barwick, who, like the Chorus, is widely acclaimed for exploring new directions in singing. She will also...
ANNOUNCING: The Colorado Project

ANNOUNCING: The Colorado Project

New Amsterdam is proud to partner with VisionIntoArt to present The Colorado, a documentary accompanied by original music, exploring water, land, and survival in the Colorado River Basin. The project is conceived as equal parts documentary film, live performance, and an educational tool for classrooms.t is conceived as equal parts documentary film, live performance, and an educational tool...
The Knells to perform at (Le) Poisson Rouge

The Knells to perform at (Le) Poisson Rouge

Brought together by a love of elegiac melodies, lush harmonies and dense, otherworldly sounds that challenge the status quo, acclaimed New York artists The Knells, SIREN Baroque and Danielle Eva Schwob will take the stage for a one night only performance at (Le) Poisson Rouge on June 8. Presented by award-winning cross-genre collective SYZYGY, the night...
ANNOUNCING: The Liquid Music Series 2014-15 Season

ANNOUNCING: The Liquid Music Series 2014-15 Season

New Amsterdam is proud to partner with The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Liquid Music Series, a concert series presented by that expands the world of classical music through innovative new projects, boundary-defying artists, and unique presentation formats. Liquid Music performances invite adventurous audiences of all ages to discover the new and the fascinating in the...
ANNOUNCING: Apples & Olives Festival in Zurich

ANNOUNCING: Apples & Olives Festival in Zurich

New Amsterdam Presents is pleased to announce the Apples & Olives Festival, taking place in Zurich from May 21-24. The festival, which debuts this year, is presented in partnership with Moods and Exil, two Zurich clubs at the vanguard of post-genre programming, and classYcal, the premiere Swiss presenter of broad-minded musical concerts with a grounding...