From the first releases on the label, a core element of New Focus' mission has been to feature composers, particularly American composers who were deeply invested in building on a lineage of contemporary composition in our community. Several exciting recent releases continue this committment. Mikel …Continue reading →
Composer portraits of George Lewis and Marcos Balter, and a program of new saxophone music played by Ryan Muncy
The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) recently released two wonderful recordings on its TUNDRA imprint of New Focus, Ryan Muncy's survey of contemporary saxophone music, "ism", featuring his wonderful recording of James Tenney's classic work, "Saxony", and a portrait CD of longtime …Continue reading →
Calls the label "a star-power new music label"
George Grella of the Brooklyn Rail featured New Focus among several excellent labels in an article published on October 4, 2016, entitled, "Trust in the Labels." Here are his words about New Focus: "A star-power new music label, around since 2003, that has embraced digital media, especially …Continue reading →