The Spontaneous Combustion New Music Festival is an exciting new concept for bringing talented up-and-coming performers specializing in new music, to new audiences.
The artists select their own repertoire from living composers, both well-known and lesser-known, as well as some works by recently deceased 20th century composers.
Seven artists are featured on the festival, and they each give a full concert recital. Each artist performs in 10 different cities. If you live in one of the host cities, the festival consists of 7 concerts over the course of 2 weeks.
2018 is the first attempt of the festival. If successful, it will take place each year on the west coast, and it may expand to other regions.
SCNMF was founded by composer Scott Anthony Shell, who’s passion for this art form inspires its creation.