A Web Nexus for Contemporary Art Music

The Pytheas Center for Contemporary Music is a wide ranging web nexus for contemporary concert music. Our mission is to promote contemporary composers and their music through information, understanding and performances.

Contemporary classical/art/concert music is a living art form, fed by the creativity of composers across the country and around the globe. Finding inspiration from a multitude of sources, this music springs from a well-known and beloved past, yet travels new avenues and explores amazingly diverse sound worlds. There are more composers writing music now than there ever have been in the history of the world, and our goal is to help you connect with them and enjoy their art.

Featured Items and Upcoming Events

Composers of the Month

  • Claude
                      Debussy, composer
  • George Auric, composer
  • Leonard Bernstein, composer
  • Judith Zaimont, composer
  • Jeanine Yeager, composer
  • Brett Dean, composer
  • George Grella, composer
  • Dmitri Tymoczko, composer
  • Amy Scurria, composer
~ hover your cursor for each composer's name, then click on the picture to learn more ~

Sound Advice

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Featured Recording
Navona Records

Lee Actor: Piano Concerto; Sym No. 3;
                Divertimento (Navona 5986)
Lee Actor
Piano Concerto, Sym #3, etc

Finely crafted . . . with drama and direct emotional appeal.
 - Records International
 Learn More

... see the Featured Recordings Archive


EarfulPytheas Earfuls

Each week we recommend
  listening experiences
              made possible by the web's
    many streaming audio sites.
 Click, listen, explore, and enjoy...

This week's featured pieces:

Ernest Bloch
Evocations (1937)

Katherine Hoover
Canyon Echoes (1991)

Stan Grill
Nonet (for New York) (2002)

Streaming Audio? click Listen

Pytheas Earful Archive


Composer Portraits
composers talk about
their life & music

Pytheas Sightings
New Music on Film
Alexandre Desplat's score for
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

Danses Pytheuses
New Music for Dance
Solo for Two People (2009)
Choreography by
Karolina Wyrwał

Sound Art
Electroacoustic Music
Delia Derbyshire
Falling, from "The Dreams" (1964)

Bang, Clang and Beat
New Music for Percussion
John Luther Adams
Drums of Winter (1993)


New Music Resources

Contemporary Composers

Contemporary Composers ... Cont'd

Composers in Selected States

Composer Collectives

Film Composers

Dance Composers

New Music for Theater and Stage

Electroacoustic Music

New Music for Percussion

Composers Speak on the Web

New Music Ensembles

New Music Festivals

Contemporary Music Centers

Contemporary Music Venues

New Music Websites


Award Winning Music

New Music Resources

* * * Cool New Music Videos * * *

Streaming Audio

Streaming Audio Archive

New Music Recordings Archive

New Music Video Archive

New Music Film Archive

New Music Dance Archive

New Music Thoughts & Ideas

New Music Concepts & Terms

New Music for Kids


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 Last Week, Last Month,

 or even Last Year?
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in the
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generous support from:

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providing Math and Science Tutoring
for Southern Maine