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

The New Yorker

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“Let’s hope that MATA’s stylistically wide-ranging programming will continue to influence and thrive within the New York new music scene.

-I Care If You Listen


An “overwhelming avalanche of passion and creativity”

-Musical America

“Everything was of our time.  Everything was of now.”

-I Care If You Listen

“Crucial…this festival has done a great deal for young composers”

New York Times

“…possibly the most radical work heard in New York this season.”

-New York Classical Review


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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