Alarm Will Sound (Alan Pierson, artistic director) is a 20-member ensemble dedicated to the creation, performance, and recording of today’s music. It is an advocate for innovative work by established and emerging composers, especially works that incorporate theatrical and multimedia elements by choreographers, visual artists, designers, and directors. It fosters the education and professional development of young musicians through residencies, master classes, readings and workshops. With the goal of cultivating a diverse and sophisticated audience, the ensemble brings intelligence and a sense of adventure to the rich variety of musical expression in the contemporary world.
(Applied Creativity founder Andrew Horwitz curated Alarm Will Sound into 2012 The River To River Festival, co-commissioning with The Holland Festival and the Cork Opera House, AWS’ re-imagination of John Cage’s seminal 1970 work Songbooks)