What exactly is “new music”? Ask ten people and you’ll probably get ten answers, because everyone seems to have different opinions, tastes, and ideas about what constitutes contemporary classical music these days.
The fact is that, regardless of stylistic differences, all recently composed “new music” is influenced by 21st-century culture, whether that reflect technological developments, multiculturalism, or the blending of past traditions. The YInMn (or “in-min”) Project showcases the breadth of styles new music can constitute, bringing awareness of contemporary classical music to new audiences through interactive, intimate, and visually oriented festival experiences. The project harkens back to its namesake—YInMn Blue—a newly discovered pigment whose arresting, vivid color has an effect not unlike the bright timbre, striking quality, and exciting nature of so much contemporary music.
The YInMn Project was launched in June 2018 as a day-long performance festival in Atlanta, GA, hosted by Whitespace Gallery. In 2019, the festival will return to Atlanta while also making its first appearance in Ann Arbor, MI at Bløm Meadworks.
Great Danger, Keep Out
Room 1078 closes YInMn 2018’s final set with Matthew Browne’s “Great Danger, Keep Out” (2013), an electrifying piece inspired by Nikola Tesla and his famed inventions.
YInMn 2019 includes two iterations, one in Ann Arbor and one in Atlanta. We’re thrilled for the lineups this year—be sure to check out our artists below!
YInMn Ann Arbor: 06/08/2019 at Bløm Meadworks
12:00 PM - Front Porch (Ann Arbor, MI)
1:05 PM - Juxtatonal (New York, NY & Detroit, MI)
2:10 PM - Muqi Li & Cassidy Chey Goldblatt (Boston, MA)
3:15 PM - Room 1078 (Ann Arbor, MI)
4:20 PM - Lilac Project—Rose Hegele, Bri Tagz, Shannon Leigh (Boston, MA)
5:25 PM - Josh DeVries (Ann Arbor, MI)
YInMn Atlanta: 06/29/2019, location and schedule TBA
Room 1078 (Ann Arbor, MI)
Terminus Ensemble (Atlanta, GA)
Josh DeVries (Ann Arbor, MI)
Muqi Li & Cassidy Chey Goldblatt (Boston, MA)
Hole in the Floor (Cleveland, OH & Ann Arbor, MI)
Safety Second (Athens, GA)
Front Porch (Ann Arbor, MI)
YInMn 2018 included six sets, three performed by groups from near Atlanta and three by performers from the Midwest and Northeast: