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ACO’s season-long Playing it UNsafe initiative is the first and only professional research and development laboratory to support the creation of cutting-edge new American orchestral music through no-holds-barred experimentation. Playing it UNsafe does away with the expectations often associated with orchestral premieres that can squelch composers’ creative impulses – limited rehearsal time, restrictive instrumental possibilities, pre-conceived programmatic or thematic ideas for concerts, and most importantly – the overwhelming pressure on composers to do something “safe” so as not to “fail.” Playing it UNsafe alters this landscape by treating the creation of a new orchestral work as an interactive and collaborative process, rather than just the delivery of a musical “product.” This year, Playing it UNsafe will include a unique incubation process of workshops, public readings, collaborative feedback, and laboratory performances of music, many of which will be open to the public.

Official Website: http://www.americancomposers.org/rel2010_11.html

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