It’s been an amazing year for Newspeak. We recorded and released our critically acclaimed debut CD, sweet light crude-complete with an amazing video by Satan’s Pearl Horses–and embarked on our first concert tour since 2005 to support it. We held a residency at Princeton University, where we premiered six new works, and subsequently recorded two of them. We commissioned a new opera from Corey Dargel with the generous support from Meet The Composer’s Commissioing Music/USA program, and continued to serve the musical and non-musical communities, by co-presenting the second annual New Music Bake Sale and performing a benefit for the Brooklyn Young Mothers’ Collective.
We made great strides in 2010, but none of this would have been possible without you!
2011 promises to be just as great, as we kick things off in mid-February with a show as part of the Tune In Festival at the amazing Park Avenue Armory. We’ll share the stage with the Grammy award-winning ensemble eighth blackbird, and then only a week later, we join with the Grammy-nominated Secret Society, led by composer Darcy James Argue for a special New Sounds Live event as part of the Ecstatic Music Festival at Merkin Hall. In June, we’ll travel to New Haven, to perform and record Newspeak founder David T. Little’s opera Soldier Songs at the International Festival of Arts and Ideas, complete with expert panels discussing the effects of PTSD on returning veterans.
But again, we can’t do it without you!
You can help ensure that Newspeak can continue to grow by making a year-end, fully tax-deductible contribution! Donations (in any amount!) can be made online via Paypal, or via check, written to “Newspeak New Music Ensemble” and sent to our address below. We depend on the financial support of people like to you help keep Newspeak running year after year, and this year is no different.
As ever, we greatly appreciate your support, and wish you all the best for a happy new year!
PS – Don’t forget to vote for sweet light crude as your favorite new disc of 2010!