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

The New Yorker

Are you a performer or ensemble interested in being presented by MATA? we will soon be accepting proposals: stay tuned


MATA Festival 2016

April 11-16

Scandinavia House, National Sawdust, Dixon Place

Stay Tuned! Details will be announced in February!

“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

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

– The New York Times

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

-The Wall Street Journal

“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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