Music with a View

Music With A View is a FREE music festival devoted to the discovery of new, fresh sound created and performed by contemporary musicians. Each event features the works of 2-3 emerging and/or mid-career composers and is followed by an open discussion between the artists and the audience.


Music with a View 2014

Check back after the new year for more details.

About Music with a View

Music With A View was developed to complement The Flea’s successful Dance Conversations @ The Flea. Both programs present works-in-progress by artists experimenting with new ideas and new forms. Each Music With A View event features the works of 2-3 emerging and/or mid-career composers and each performance will be followed by an open discussion between the artists and the audience, moderated by musician Kathleen Supové and other leaders in the field of music.

Music With A View was created to respond to a need for a lab-like space in which working artists can engage in a meaningful dialogue with the audience. It is dedicated to nurturing new works and to the free exchange of ideas, thoughts and opinions between artists and audience. Expect the works presented to be in various stages of development—raw, half-baked or fully developed. Admission is free.


About the Curator

Kathleen Supové is one of America’s most acclaimed and versatile contemporary music pianists, known for continually redefining what a pianist/keyboardist/performance artist is, in today’s world. Ms. Supové annually presents a series of solo concerts entitled The Exploding Piano. In this series, she has performed and premiered works by such established composers as Louis Andriessen, Terry Riley, Frederic Rzewski, Alvin Curran, Neil Rolnick, Jacob TV, and Morton Subotnick, as well as emerging composers such as Missy Mazzoli, Randall Woolf, Anna Clyne, Mohammed Fairouz, and Nick Didkovsky. She is also involved in commissioning a repertoire of pieces for piano, electronics, and video. She also works with the Princeton Laptop Orchestsra and the LEMUR robots. Another recent ongoing project is Digital Debussy, working with Joan La Barbara, Annie Gosfield, Matt Marks, Gene Pritsker, and many others.

Ms. Supové is a Yamaha Artist. Her latest solo CD is The Exploding Piano, on the Major Who label. In May, 2012, she received the special John Cage Award from ASCAP for “the artistry and passion with which she performs, commissions, records, and champions the music of our time.”

She has appeared with The Lincoln Center Festival, Other Minds Festival, The Philip Glass Ensemble, Bang On a Can Marathon and venues ranging from concert halls to theatrical spaces to clubs. For more info, visit www.supove.com or follow on Facebook or on Twitter.