“the city’s leading showcase for vital new music by emerging composers.” 

The New Yorker


for twenty years [MATA] has been a vital force in identifying and promoting some of the most talented young composers in America and beyond”

-Russell Platt, The New Yorker

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“Playful” … “Haunting” … “Wickedly Entertaining”  

– The New York Times

“tells us a lot about how composers are thinking now.”

-The Wall Street Journal

“There’s nothing quite like MATA, which every year organizes the city’s most exciting showcase for outstanding young composers from around the world”

– The New Yorker

“ear-opening, satisfying music for every contemporary taste and philosophy”

-The Brooklyn Rail

“Todd Tarantino, executive director of MATA, opened its 2015 festival Tuesday night at the Kitchen with the claim that MATA was the leading new music event of its kind in the world. He may be right.” 

-New York Classical Review


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