Posts by: Frank J. Oteri

Frank J. Oteri


Frank J. Oteri

New York City-based composer and music journalist Frank J. Oteri is the Composer Advocate at New Music USA and the Editor of its online magazine NewMusicBox as well as Vice President of the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) and a board member of the International Association of Music Information Centres (IAMIC). In his own musical compositions, which have been described as “distinctive” in The Grove Dictionary of American Music, Oteri combines emotional directness with an obsession for formal processes. His most recent work, Already Yesterday or Still Tomorrow, received its world premiere performance by the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Delta David Gier in January 2021. MACHUNAS, a performance oratorio created with visual artist Lucio Pozzi and inspired by the life of Fluxus-founder George Maciunas, premiered in Vilnius, Lithuania in 2005. Oteri received the 2007 Victor Herbert Award from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) and the 2018 Composers Now Visionary Award.

ISCM Launches The Virtual Collaborative Series

Starting on November 23, 2020, the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) has launched a new Virtual Collaborative Series. All ISCM Sections and Associate Member Organizations in good standing are invited to submit up to 6 works by composers in their region to be considered for inclusion in this venture. The goal of the ISCM,…