The Open Source Music Festival happens November 16-18, 2017 at the Abrons Arts Center in NYC and takes its inspiration from the collaborations and connections between artists:

The groundbreaking event explores the phenomenon of Open Source through a musical lens. The innovative programming features Artistic Director, pianist Joel Fan, performing the world premieres of new piano works commissioned by an award-winning group of composers - four men, and four women - paired in collaboration. Joining him in performances throughout the festival is an impressive lineup of world-renowned performers and innovative ensembles, performing contemporary classical, jazz, and electronic music.

The centerpiece of the festival is an all-day concert on November 18 featuring performances by Artistic Director Joel Fan, plus JACK Quartet, TIGUE, Jeffrey Ziegler, Teen Girl Fantasy + ADR, Ben Monder, and more. Tickets are on sale now and you can check out the full lineup and schedule for the Open Source Music Festival, plus watch a promotional video about the fest, below.



Open Source Music Festival - Kickoff Mixer and Panel
7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Join panelists Ken Umezaki, Co-Founder and Chief Business Officer, Dot Blockchain Music; Daniel Doubrovkine, Chief Technology Officer, Artsy; Jennie Rose Halperin, Communications Manager at Creative Commons; Steven Masur, Partner and intellectual property expert at MG+, and Isabel Walcott Draves, President of Creative Tech Week (Moderator) to learn about new ways to manage digital creative intellectual property with the emergence of the blockchain, a tamper-proof distributed record keeping system. Co-presented with Creative Tech Week.

VIP Cocktail Reception
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Meet the composers, panelists and musicians involved in this year’s Festival. Admission is limited to those ticket holders with All Festival passes.

Festival Concert
Noon - 10:00 PM
Your festival concert ticket allows you admission to see any and all of the musicians performing below. You can come and go as you please. There is a cocktail reception taking place at 6pm-7pm which is open to ticket holders.

Performances as listed:

Ben Monder
12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Electric Guitar

Jeffrey Gavett
1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Solo Baritone

1:45 PM to 2:30 PM
Percussion Trio

Jeffrey Ziegler
2:45 PM to 3:30 PM

Teen Girl Fantasy + ADR
3:45 PM to 4:45 PM
​Electronic Duo

Cocktail reception and Artist signings
6:00 PM to 6:50 PM

Joel Fan
7:00 PM to 7:55 PM
Joel Fan will be premiering new works by Michael Gordon & Julia Wolfe; Augusta Read Thomas & Bernard Rands; Evan Ziporyn & Christine Southworth; Anthony Cheung & Wang Lu. For information about these world premieres. Please view the video here.

JACK Quartet
8:00 PM to 8:30 PM

The Cellar & Point
8:45 PM to 9:30 PM
Acoustic / Electronic Septet

Chris Botta
9:30 to 9:50