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Frank J. Oteri

New Music USA

(Picture © Jeffrey Herman)

New York City-based composer and music journalist Frank J. Oteri is the Composer Advocate at New Music USA and the Editor of its online magazine NewMusicBox as well as the Vice President of the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) and a member of the board of the International Association of Music Information Centres (IAMIC). In his own musical compositions, some of which employ alternative tuning systems, Oteri combines emotional directness with an obsession for formal processes. MACHUNAS, a performance oratorio created with Verona-based Italian visual artist Lucio Pozzi and inspired by the life of Fluxus-founder George Maciunas, premiered in Vilnius, Lithuania in 2005. Oteri, whose syncretic compositional style has been described as “distinctive” in The Grove Dictionary of American Music, is a recipient of the 2007 Victor Herbert Award from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) and the 2018 Composers Now Visionary Award.

Frank J. Oteri at IAMIC2020


Composer Development & Contemporary Music


What is the situation of contemporary composers in Germany? Which effect or benefit do networks and funding opportunities have, and how does the music reach its audience? A look at contemporary music from an insider’s and an outsider’s perspective.




Wednesday, 3 June 2020
International Conference (open to the public):
Musical Life at the Crossroads between Tradition and the Future

10:30–11:30 Session 1

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