December 11, 2017
Earle Brown Archive Moved to Paul Sacher Foundation, Switzerland


The archive of the American composer Earle Brown (1926–2002) has been transferred from the Earle Brown Music Foundation Charitable Trust to the Paul Sacher Foundation. The collection will be available for research immediately. It contains musical autographs (sketches and drafts, as well as fair copies), text manuscripts, correspondence, sound recordings and photographs, and program brochures, reviews, and other documentary material. The transfer was made possible through a generous gift by the philanthropist Sabine Duschmalé.

The acquisition allows for multiple connections and references within the spectrum of collections at the Paul Sacher Foundation. Brown’s archive expands the Foundation's existing emphasis on American composers and also allows for cross references to the archives of composers who were close to Brown, including Cathy Berberian, Bruno Maderna, and Edgard Varèse, among others.

The collection’s holding can be searched provisionally through the catalogue of the Earle Brown Music Foundation here



October 7, 2017, 8 pm
Whitney Museum of Arts, New York City:


This screening program presents new films by Ephraim Asili, Rosa Barba, Lucy Raven, and Agnès Varda, four artists who were commissioned by the Calder Foundation, in collaboration with curator Victoria Brooks, to produce a film or video in response to an artwork by Alexander Calder. "...Lucy Raven photographed the performance of Earle Brown’s Calder Piece, ...as a series of animated still images in Shape Notes."



Coming out soon - University of Michigan Press
(Click here to preorder)
BEYOND NOTATION, The Music of Earle Brown, Rebecca Y. Kim, Editor







The 2017 festival ended on August 5.

Click here to find recordings, videos and reviews of the concerts.
Download the full program brochure here.

Earle Brown / Morton Feldman Grant Program 2016/17 closed

The Brown/Feldman program served 50 diverse concert programs and audio and video projects, both in the US and internationally. The program is closed to new applications as of April 20th, 2017.



The trailer for Suzanne Farrin's Dolce La Morte with Anthony Roth Costanzo and ICE:

(Recorded during concert 3 of the TIME SPANS festival 2016 at Mount Crested Butte, Colorado.)


The full video of MetaTrio, concert 1 of the TIME SPANS festival 2016 at Mount Crested Butte, Colorado:





Author David Magnus has published a new book, Aurale Latenz,

"Wahrnehmbarkeit und Operativitaet in der bildlichen Notationsaesthetik Earle Browns."

The publication is in German. Magnus is working on a translation to English.