Twtrsymphony: Musicians from around the world collaborating to create new music in a new way for a new audience. This "new way" involves providing music in multiple formats via social media, including download, video and printed score culminating in the group's debut CD March 2014.
TwtrSymphony is breaking the paradigm of Classical Music as the art form that just IS - an always present rarely acknowledged facet of the cultural landscape. The symphony as an institution has its place, but new music is not the focus in that reality. We are also breaking the paradigm of symphony financing by looking for backers using the popular social funding site Kickstarter.
TwtrSymphony believes in the power of music to inspire, to excite and to move people. We believe that there is a hunger for new orchestral music. We believe in the magic that is created when musicians devote themselves to the expression of the ideas and emotions which inhabit the music of our time.
Many modern composers struggle to find orchestras to play their works. Premieres of new orchestral works tend to be by composers who either are already established or have an association with the orchestra. TwtrSymphony wants to give a venue to composers everywhere to get a short sample of their music out to the world.
Most music directors say they don't have time to listen to more than a couple of minutes of new, untried music. TwtrSymphony has established a 140 second length for our pieces which fits perfectly into this rapid assessment, as well as tying in with Twitter's 140 character tweet length. With the successful funding of our Kickstarter we will create a CD and send it to the Music Directors of standing orchestras world-wide.
In addition, all TwtrSymphony music is put out to the general public in the form of music videos and Mp3 downloads. If the public likes it, then the composer can leverage that popularity to other orchestras bringing new audiences into the concert hall. Orchestras won't have to 'try out' composers, but can look to TwtrSymphony for what's hot.
Social media is the perfect medium for the exploration of a new musical world. One where new music is embraced and celebrated. Where audiences are acknowledged and encouraged. Where dialogue between musicians, composers and audience create the sparks of new ideas and ignite new passions.
Twtrsymphony believes in sharing our passion for what we are doing. By speaking honestly of the challenges, and inviting commentary and interaction from our audience, we are practicing a form of inclusion that could only happen via social media and the unique process of our orchestra. By letting our beliefs, our passions and even our frustrations become part of the conversation we are enacting the human soul of the orchestra. We are breaking free of the institution. We are envisioning new music in a new way for a new audience.