Orchestras have some choices ahead. They can observe these developments as interesting and positive but ultimately not relevant to their futures. Or they might want to find ways to affiliate and partner with these ensembles, leveraging their respective assets.
I spoke with composer Du Yun, a founding member of the International Contemporary Ensemble who will present her work Vicissitudes Alone for guitar and electronics.
The Morgan Library & Museum might be the last NYC venue one would expect to host the world premiere of a series of works called Drumkit Quartets.