Claudia Carrera

This year's MATA Festival of young composers surprises with unusual instruments and immersive sound-worlds:

“We wanted to represent the broadest possible picture of what’s happening now by young composers and to find things that you don’t typically hear,” said MATA’s Executive Director David T. Little during an interview on Wednesday. “We’ve succeeded if people who know this music really well are finding new things that they didn’t know about, new composers they hadn’t known about.”

Bio: Claudia Carrera writes about music, arts, and culture and is a stage director for theater and opera.

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This year’s MATA Festival of young composers surprises with unusual instruments and immersive sound-worlds

“We wanted to represent the broadest possible picture of what’s happening now by young composers and to find things that you don’t typically hear,” said MATA’s Executive Director David T. Little during an interview on Wednesday. “We’ve succeeded if people who know this music really well are finding new things that they didn’t know about, new composers they hadn’t known about.”

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