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The Cutty Strange unveils a new and fresh format, starting November 2015. Programs will be made up of pieces by musicians, storytellers, poets, sound artists, and others. These commissioned works aim to bring new light to the broadcast art medium.

Music for radio feedback, a look into the world of telematic collaboration, holocaust remembrance, and an exploration of electroagnetic coils in the liquid circuitry of Malbec wine. Featured artists include Jon Myers, Sabrina Pena Young, Bracha Bdil, Alan Courtis, and Cyrus Pireh.

This week they will be feating Libertaria: The VIrtual Opera in the podcast “The Opera Heard Round the World: The Internet and 21st Century Composer Collaboration”


Tuesday Sept 27th

The Listening to Ladies podcast, which focuses on women composers and classical music, will be showcasing Libertaria: The Virtual Opera this Tuesday on their podcast.



The NCCC Digital Media Department is proud to host our very own 2016 Video Festival–open to all ages and all levels of expertise! Finalists will be notified May 1st. The Screenings and Award Ceremony will take place on May 7th at Niagara County Community College, 3111 Saunders Settlement Rd, Sanborn, NY 14132. Support local art, share your best works and join in on the fun—hope to see you there!

$200 cash for 1st Prize winners in each category: documentary, comedy, drama, music video, experimental, animation, and best high school student video.

Time: 12pm – 4pm

The Awards Ceremony will be held at 3:30pm.

Libertaria: The Virtual Opera and Singularity are both showing as part of the Animation Category.

2015 Video Festival
2015 Video Festival
2015 Video Festival

APRIL 18th BM-VM Annual Contest

The Buffalo Movie and Video Makers (BM-VM) was established in 1934 and is one of the oldest running organizations of its kind in the U.S.



SEPTEMBER 24-27th, 2015

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AnimaSyros International Animation Festival + Agora returns to Syros island, Cyclades, Greece on 24th-27th September 2015.

Libertaria will be screened at AnimaSyros at the Videoteque. Be sure to check it out!

APRIL 13-19, 2015

IAWM Announces its 2015 International Congress: Women in Music Connect the World

IAWM 20th Anniversary Congress 2015

13-19 April 2015

The International Alliance for Women in Music announces its 20th-anniversary Congress 2015, to be held online, freely accessible to all with events available following a 24-hour GMT clock. Featured will be established and upcoming women professional and student composers, musicologists, music theorists, ethnomusicologists, educators, performers, and conductors who will contribute their knowledge and expertise online in performances, papers, workshops, demonstrations, and panel discussions.

As we ascend the heights, share new discoveries, effect positive change, lead out, make appearances in new places, express music spirit-to-spirit, “Women in Music Connect the World.” As the title suggests, the Congress makes accessible the latest products in music of women’s work from around the globe, and offers them electronically as a free gift to all.

Please visit the Congress Website for more information. Call for Participation involves an initial, descriptive submission deadline of October 1st and a video (or optionally audio) final submission of January 30, 2015.

APRIL 8th, 2015

Circuit Bridges

Another exciting project with Vox Novus, Circuit Bridges attempts to unite electroacoustic musicians through collaborative concert events. Dr. Tomas Henriques at Buffalo State will be directing the innovative Digital Music Ensemble at this April event.

MARCH 26-29, 2015

3rd Hildegard Festival of Women in the Arts

2015 Hildegard Festival of Women in the Arts planned for March 26-29, 2015, at CSU Stanislaus. The theme of the festival is “Storytelling: Narrative Arts in the New Century.”

“Storytelling: Narrative Arts in the New Century”

CSU Stanislaus is pleased to announce our 3rd Hildegard Festival of Women in the Arts.  The Hildegard Festival is sponsored by the College of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, and will convene on the CSU Stanislaus campus March 26-29, 2015. The purpose of the Hildegard Festival is to celebrate the creative work of women in the arts and to provide opportunities for participating artists to engage one another and gain familiarity with one another’s creative work.


“Singing Geneticists and EPIC Virtual Machinima Opera in Cyberspace”

Sabrina Peña Young, The MACHINIMA Composer

“But what I took away from [Young’s] talk wasn’t anything specific necessarily about animation, design, or even opera. It was about individual ideas and how the power of a community – whether a block club, neighborhood groups or a worldwide virtual environment – can come together to create this incredible product at the end. If we work together, anything is possible.” – by Melissa Kania

MAY 2014 Women’s Work Music Video Competition, hosted by composer Beth Anderson

“Metal Ink” sung by Perry R. Cook and Matt Meadows is part of this online music video competition hosted by Beth Anderson as part of her Women’s Work series. This year, in lieu of a concert series, the music video competition will be held online.

On Youtube:

FRIDAY MARCH 20-21, 2014: Holland Animation Film Festival


Festival Centre is in the Louis Hartlooper Complex, Tolsteegbrug 1, 3511 ZN Utrecht. Film screenings, talk shows and seminars will take place in the festival centre.


Music 3 Thursday 20 Mar. 10:00 LHC4
Friday 21 Mar. 17:30 LHC3

On the cutting edge of fine art and film, some remarkable animation installations have been created in recent years. Cinematic freebooting is a condition for a flourishing film culture. A free use of the possibilities of animated film and spatial art yields a unique visual language and a unique presentation. During HAFF, an ambitious international programme of animation installations makes up a ribbon through downtown Utrecht. Accompanying film programmes, workshops, presentations, lectures, introductions and Q&As provide the opportunity to get acquainted with the makers.

The City of Utrecht presents Utrecht as the international City of Music 2014. HAFF joins in with an international theme programme of music and animation. Animation and music have proven to be a fruitful combination. Their inspirational interplay produces a wealth of musical films and cinematic music. The theme runs like a thread through different festival sections. Plus, several programmes have been compiled presenting some far corners of the theme: from abstract visual music to cartoons, and from big themes in dramatic genres like opera and tango to contemporary music videos.
The term visual music is commonly used for abstract, rhythmical films that translate music into images or aim for a cinematic equivalent of music. This can even happen automatically. Conversely, images can be turned into sound by drawing on the soundtrack. The films experiment with a visual language that was inspired by musical elements like harmony and dissonance.The film programme of Norman McLaren’s classics also includes some films around this theme, and the world première of the installation with his work fits in nicely as well.  With big themes in music, obviously we immediately think of dramatic genres like tango and opera, where weighty existential issues are profusely addressed.

FRIDAY MARCH 21, 2014: Libertaria Screening Buffalo State

Time: 11AM

Location: Buffalo School of Music (Room TBD) Rockwell Hall

Free full screening of Libertaria: The Virtual Opera.

FRIDAY MARCH 7, 2014: Women Composer’s Festival of Hartford

The Women Composers Festival of Hartford has, for the last twelve years, provided an educational and entertaining platform for the promotion of women’s music.  Recognized as a champion of women’s music by institutions such as Meet the Composer, the International Alliance for Women in Music, and the Women’s Education and Leadership Fund, the festival’s goals include informing audiences through performances of music that has been and still is being written by women in an effort to broaden people’s understanding of musical literature and women’s contributions to this field.

Lecture/Presentation on Virtual Opera Production 101

WCForum Session One “Electric-Drama” – 10:00AM
Charter Oak Cultural Center
21 Charter Oak Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106

FRIDAY MARCH 6, 2014: Women in the Arts Festival Buffalo New York

Screening of Selections from Libertaria at Coffehouse Event at Canisius College as part of the Women and Arts Festival

Thursday, March 6 – Women in the Arts Festival Coffeehouse from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center. The event will feature faculty and student lectures, performances and exhibitions about women’s roles in literature, poetry, art and music. Guests can come for as little time or as long as they like. Light refreshments will be served.

DEC 6-9, 2013: MOVIESTORM Exclusive ONLINE MOVIE PREMIER will host an EXCLUSIVE free online showing of Libertaria: The Virtual Opera. The first 200 visitors to the site will receive a free soundtrack download! Find out more

DEC 1, 2013: Private Presentation, University of Maryland, Baltimore

Hosted Anna Rubin

NOV 1, 2013: Buffalo State Composer Talk

Buffalo State Composer Talk with the Digital Music Studio
Buffalo State, Rockwell 102 12PM-1PM
Making of a 21st Century Opera: Libertaria: The Virtual Opera

Lecture Powerpoint:

Lecture Outline:

What is the future of opera? How can composers use 21st century social media and technology to collaborate internationally on large scale music projects? Award-winning composer Sabrina Pena Young discusses the future of technology, virtual opera, and her film Libertaria: The Virtual Opera.


Libertaria: The Virtual Opera

Sci Fi Modern Opera Libertaria: The Virtual Opera, Animated Movie Poster

Concerts at Calvary

2pm Composer Chat

3pm Libertaria: The Virtual Opera Screening



Calvary United Methodist Church
301 First Ave. South
Lake Worth, FL 33460
(561) 585-1786
$ 10 Donation – Students free with ID Ages 9 and upFor more information call 561-585-1786 or email

The Oklahoma Composers Association’s annual Future of Music Symposium focuses attention on how technology, globalization and the economy are influencing the way music is created, distributed, valued and experienced. The event is free and open to the public. Sabrina Pena Young gave a presentation on “Tech-Nerds: Contemporary Composition in the Digital Age”, focusing on the creation of Libertaria: The Virtual Opera, and other Internet-based music projects.
Perry Cook presented Libertaria: the Virtual Opera as part of his workshop on the future of choirs. Libertaria was presented as part of a paper on the use of crowdsourcing and choral projects, like Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choirs.Check out Perry Cook’s Website to find out more about the future of music:
Virtual Launch Party! If you are interested in screening Libertaria: The Virtual Opera, contact Sabrina Peña Young at .
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