Press Room

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This Year’s Festival

Initial announcement, 2/12/24 — Download the press release

Interviews & Profiles

The Sonic Revolutions of George Lewis; Alex Ross’ New Yorker profile on the artistic director for the International Contemporary Ensemble, and our collaborator for HEAR NOW 2024

Celebrating L.A. Composers: A Conversation with Hugh Levick; Allan Graubard interviews Hugh Levick for the Los Angeles Review of Books

Hear Now Festival Wants to Wake People Up; Tom Jacobs interview Hugh Levick for San Francisco Classical Voice

Critic’s Notebook: L.A. music takes its vitality from the young and old alike at the Hear Now festival

Jessica Gelt’s article from the LA Times:

Variety Is the Spice of Hear Now’s Musical Life; Jim Farber profiles the 2018 festival for SFCV

Hear Now Festival is all about L.A. composers; Profile for Jewish Journal by Rick Schultz

Sequenza21‘s review of HEAR NOW 2014’s electroacoustic concert, co-produced with People Inside Electronics:

Mark Swed’s review of HEAR NOW 2013 in the LA Times, combined with the LA Philharmonic’s Brooklyn Festival:,0,2959110.story

Nick Norton’s interview with our founder Hugh Levick on his blog, New Classic LA:

Click here for the LA Times interview with our founder Hugh Levick, as featured on their “Culture Monster” blog in May 2011


What Does California Sound Like?; The New Yorker‘s report on the 2023 California Festival, by Alex Ross

L.A.’s New-Music Scene, in Abundance; SFCV offers a joint report of HEAR NOW and Jacaranda in April 2018

Want to hear the real La La Land? Lend an ear to the L.A. composers of the Hear Now festival; Mark Swed reviews the 2017 festival for the Los Angeles Times

Rodney Punt’s review from LA Opus blog (Reporting on Music and the Lively Arts):

Richard S. Ginell’s review on his “From Out of the West” blog:

Russell Steinberg’s review from his own website’s blog: