US, New York

Avant Music News
A place where information related to avant-garde music is available. Currently most of this information consists of new release and tour notifications, but the content of the site is not limited in any way.

ABC No Rio
A collectively-run center for art and activism. Home to COMA, a weekly series of experimental and improvisational music.

Muhal Richard Abrams
Composer, pianist.

Ambrose Tower
Free improvisation ensemble.

Bruce Arnold
Guitarist, improviser.

Curtis Bahn
Improvising electronic musician.

Bang on a Can
New York's legendary Bang on a Can Festival was founded by composers Michael Gordon, David Lang and Julia Wolfe in 1987. Dedicated to the work of composers across the entire aesthetic spectrum, Bang on a Can makes a home for musical inventors, misfits and pioneers.

Mike Barron
Multimedia performance artist.

Glenn Branca
Composer, guitarist.

Anthony Braxton

Caipirinha Productions
An independent mix media art/culture company with activities in the fields of film, music, architecture and technology.

CDe Music
Artist run store that provides direct-mail access to one of the most comprehensive collections of compact discs, books, videotapes, CD-ROMs, journals, software, theremins, even windchimes and other special items of electronic, instrumental and improvisational music.

Maja Cerar

Computer Music Center
Computer music facility at Columbia University.

A commity message board with sites for Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Portland OR, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington DC, Melbourne and Sydney.

Deep Listening
A program of the Pauline Oliveros Foundation.

Downtown Music Gallery
New York store specialising in progressive rock psych avant-garde contemporary classical canterbury electronic ambient fee-jazz world klezmer folk blues.

R. Luke DuBois
Computer musician.

Essential Music
New York new music ensemble.

Chris Forsyth
Electric guitarist, composer.

A nonprofit media arts organization focused on establishing and cultivating the genre Transmission Arts.

Brad Garton

Digital Media Arts Center founded in 1977 to cultivate artistic talent using electronic technologies.

Paul Damian Hogan
Composer, producer, sound designer.

Damon Holzborn
Improvisor, composer, sound artist, Trummerflora Collective member.

Daniel Iglesia

Presents, nurtures, and develops new genres, art forms, mediums and extremes of expression.

Michael Klingbeil

Knitting Factory
NYC venue and record label.

Koch International
Major independent music distributor.

Willy Le Maitre & Eric Rosenzveig
Hypermedia A/V collaborators.

Johnathan F. Lee
Digital sound artist, composer.

Steve Lehman
Saxophonist, composer.

Fred Lerdahl

Lovely Music
Independent new music label.

Gary Lucas
Composer, guitarist.

Miya Masaoka
Musician, composer, sound artist,

Indie label purveying noise, experimental, gothic, spoken word and other

Ikue Mori
Composer, improvisor, performer.

Mulatta Records
Record label that intends to bring you music both challenging and bizarre.

Tristan Murail

New World Records
The Recorded Anthology of American Music whose mission is to record the music of American composers that would not otherwise be represented in the catalogues of the commercial recording companies.

Traveling circus of new and experimental chamber music.

NYFA Interactive
New York Foundation for the Arts, including NYFA Source: the largest national database of information on grants, awards, services, and publications for artists in all disciplines.

Open Space
A magazine, magazine on-line, and an output of work on CDs and video, in printbooks and scores.

Terry Pender
Composer, mandolinist.

Duane Pitre
Composer, guitarist.

Paul Steven Ray
Composer, improviser, sound artist.

The Relay Project
A publication of sounds released on CD, it occupies the gap in your library between the records and the journals, swapping the sounds from one for the pages of the other.

Douglas Irving Repetto

Jane Rigler
Flutist, composer, improviser.

Performance space that provides opportunities for innovative composers, musicians, and interdisciplinary collaborators to present their work in accessible, appropriate, and professional concert productions.

Jenny Scheinman

Elliott Sharp
Composer, multi-instrumentalist.

Squid's Ear
Online magazine concentrating on experimental, improvisation, avant-garde, and unusual musical styles, providing features, release reviews and performance reviews, along with a variety of special features.

The Stone
A not-for-profit performance space dedicated to the experimental and avant-garde.

The Tank
A Midtown Manhattan space for performing and visual arts where young artists have a home. The Tank emphasizes new work by emerging performers, designers, writers, directors and producers.

The Cadence Building Web
Creative improvised music journal, label, distributor, production studio, and more.

The Kitchen
Interdisciplinary laboratory for visionary emerging and established artists.

The SoundArt Foundation, Inc.
New York City's Calendar for New Music

NYC Venue for avant garde, creative and experimental music.

Wet Ink
A New York-based nonprofit organization and composers collective dedicated to contemporary music.

John Zorn
Composer, improviser.