…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…
…eclectic, intelligent taste in programming and a catchy way with a title.
…never expect fearNoMusic’s programming to be doctrinaire.
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.
…they provide a refuge from conventional rules and a chance to listen with a fresh and youthful ear.
…extraordinary intensity. The performance was fascinating.
Barry Johnson, Art Scatter
I didn’t know I needed it until I saw it and heard it.
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.
One of the Best Concerts of the Year… Modernism isn’t supposed to be this much fun.
Their whole concert showed a playfulness and unpretentiousness, coupled with a passionate commitment to the music, of whatever style, on their program.
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
- Kelly Palin, Treasurer
- Jeff Payne, Secretary
- Joel Bluestone, Board Member
- Isaac Schild, Board Member
- Annette Swartz, Board Member
- Amy I Productions, website design
- Isabel Cattadoris, programs and graphic design
- Emily Overstreet, graphic design
- Jack Gabel, audio/video recording
- Kevin Lefohn, Advisory Director
- Candace Bouchard, Public Relations
- David Hoerz, audio/video recording
- P-Town Prints, printing