So they sent their ravishing voices out across the air and the heart inside me throbbed to listen longer.
— Homer, The Odyssey
That voice was a lamentation. Calmer now. It's in the silence after you feel you hear.
— James Joyce, Ulysses
[It] is still conceivable that someone might possibly have escaped from their singing; but from their silence certainly never.
— Franz Kafka, The Silence of the Sirens
There are ships that sail in the periphery, invisible to temptation or desire. For such travelers, nothing is lost. No helm broken by rocks, they remain obscured by mist, marginalia to the horizon. Many would risk ravage for ecstasy, but instead they journey towards the vanishing point — swallowed by the waves of an ebbing surf, blind to those who beckon from that fatal shore.
American Composers Orchestra (ACO) is dedicated to the creation, celebration, performance, and promotion of orchestral music by American composers. With commitment to diversity, disruption and discovery, ACO produces concerts, pre-college and college education programs, and emerging composer professional development to foster a community of creators, audience, performers, collaborators, and funders.
Receive the latest news
Join Our Mailing List!
Get notified about new events, opportunities and the latest ACO happenings