National Composers Intensive
Since 2015, the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s National Composers Intensive has brought together contemporary American composers, both those who are established and those with careers in the making. The National Composers Intensive demonstrates the LA Phil’s commitment to the evolution of living music on a national scale and supports new music from genesis, to creation, to commission, to performance. These programs serve as models for the creation and performance of new music, which is at the very heart of the LA Phil’s identity.
Much as the LA Phil has a commitment to pushing the boundaries of new music, the International Contemporary Ensemble has a history of developing new work using various methodologies. Recent projects include collaborative creations involving devised works (without score or script), creator-led improvisational workshops, electro-acoustic piece development, instrument/software design, game-music, creative transcription, and songwriting in popular forms alongside (or in lieu of) radical interpretations of traditional notation. As a modular ensemble of eclectic creator-performers, the Ensemble collaborates with the LA Phil in supporting seven emerging composers as they create new works to be performed by the Ensemble during Noon to Midnight.
Leadership support for the LA Phil’s Learning and Community Initiatives is provided by The Peggy Bergmann YOLA Endowment Fund, Andy & Bill Concerts LLP, Anonymous (2), The Walt Disney Company, Los Angeles Philharmonic Committee, Rob Lovelace and Alicia Miñana, Lee and Hope Landis Warner YOLA Student Fund, Max H. Gluck Foundation, Norma D. Kayser Trust, Living Legacy Foundation, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Kevin MacCarthy and Lauren Lexton, James and Laura Rosenwald, Y & S Nazarian Family Foundation, Amgen Foundation, Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc., the Wells Fargo Foundation, and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles Arts Commission.
NCI Faculty Roster
Andrew Norman, director
Ashley Fure, 2019 co-director
Rebekah Heller, 2019 co-director
Ross Karre, 2019 co-director