…it would be hard to top a concert by a group that lives to its name — FearNoMusic… one of the most unusual programs of the year…
Barry Johnson, Art Scatter
I didn’t know I needed it until I saw it and heard it.
Tacoma News Tribune
…music performed with energy, intelligence and technical polish… music the performers cared about…
…eclectic, intelligent taste in programming and a catchy way with a title.
Brett Campbell, Oregon ArtsWatch
Every time I hear FearNoMusic, I’m amazed that these master musicians, most of whom play leading roles in the Oregon Symphony, can pull off these challenging, never-before-heard works so convincingly in spite of their crowded schedules and no doubt inadequate rehearsal time. It demonstrates their deep and admirable commitment, not just to brand new sounds but also to subsequent performances of older contemporary works, which give the worthiest pieces a chance to enter the repertoire. These intrepid musicians certainly live up to their name.
Their whole concert showed a playfulness and unpretentiousness, coupled with a passionate commitment to the music, of whatever style, on their program.
…extraordinary intensity. The performance was fascinating.
…they provide a refuge from conventional rules and a chance to listen with a fresh and youthful ear.
FearNoMusic…play with a felicitous combination of easy rapport and tight ensemble.
Oregon Arts Watch
…a concert that dared actually feature composers from our own place and time qualifies as a momentous event. Which isn’t to disparage the remarkable efforts of one of the state’s most valuable performing arts ensembles, FearNoMusic — in fact, it shows just how critical they are to Portland’s artistic vitality.
Exploring and performing great music of the 20th and 21st centuries,
and promoting education and advancement of young composers.
Young Composers Project
Fear No Music is dedicated to developing the next generation of creative musical minds, and the Young Composers Project provides an unparalleled opportunity for aspiring composers in 6th through 12th grade. For more information, visit the YCP site.
Board of Directors
Monica Ohuchi, Executive Director
Kenji Bunch, Artistic Director
Ryan Francis, President of the Board
Michael Burles, Vice President of the Board & Technical Director
Jeff Payne, Secretary
Joel Bluestone, Board Member
Isaac Schild, Board Member
Annette Swartz, Board Member