an emerging composers program
PUBLIQ Access is designed to promote new works for the string quartet and highlight the voices of today’s innovative emerging composers at the formative point of their careers. PQA is genre-independent and supports under-represented music in the string quartet repertoire regardless of style; including jazz, world, improvised, non-notated, and electronic music. Each PQA cycle culminates in a high profile showcase concert in New York City featuring the chosen compositions and a panel discussion with distinguished composers, performers, and academics. This year we are honored to have Marcos Balter and Du Yun on the discussion panel.
The goal of PUBLIQ Access is to bring exposure of the chosen pieces to the widest possible reach through performances of the highest quality and audience engagement through talks, panels, and free concerts. Every PQ concert features work from their PUBLIQ Access program including all performances on tour and even their high profile concerts, including their upcoming Carnegie Hall debut.
This is a great opportunity to work closely with a professional string quartet with extensive new music, improvisation, and composition experience. Composers can submit a pre-existing string quartet (written within the last 2 years) or write a piece specifically for this submission. The number of pieces selected will be determined by the length of the final performance (approximately 60 minutes). All PUBLIQ Access concerts are free and open to the public.