The Kronos: Under 30 Project is a commissioning program designed to support the creation of new music by young artists. Kronos will launch Under 30/#5 in spring 2012, and we are raising money for the project, which includes a call for scores, our review of submissions, selecting a young composer, commissioning the new work, rehearsal and development of the piece, premiere of the work, and recording the piece. A call for scores will be announced in 2012, and the commissioned new work will receive its world premiere in the 2013/2014 season.
The Kronos: Under 30 Project was created in 2003, Kronos' 30th anniversary year, to support the creation of new work by young artists, and to help Kronos cultivate stronger connections and develop lasting artistic relationships with the next creative generation. Four pieces of music have been commissioned through Kronos: Under 30 since 2003. Since the program's inception, nearly 1,000 applications from 49 countries on six continents have been received.
Kronos: Under 30 is not a contest, and all composers under 30 years of age are eligible to apply. In each round of the program, musicians are asked to submit recordings of works, regardless of instrumentation, to introduce Kronos to their music. The members of Kronos select one musician to whom they feel most artistically committed, and that composer is commissioned to write a new work for Kronos. The selected composer joins Kronos on tour for initial meetings, and then joins Kronos for a residency in San Francisco to prepare the new piece. Kronos and staff provide ongoing support to the composer through all aspects of the process.
There are only 6 days left to finish funding this initiative, please consider donating as little or as much as you can - Thank you!