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Composer and conductor Victoria Bond is the founder and director of Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival. CEC has been called "a full-throttle commitment to contemporary music" by Chamber Music America, and "a gift to New Yorkers thirsty for new sounds" by Time Out New York. 2018 marks the festival's 20th anniversary season featuring award-winning quintet Sybarite5 performing works by Paul Moravec, Victoria Bond, and James Schlefer; a staging of composer Eric Salzman's "Big Jim and the Small Time Investors"; Boston-based Hub New Music performing works by Robert Honstein, Victoria Bond, and Evan Ziporyn; and a return to CEC for the Cygnus Ensemble.

Posted: Jun-22-2017
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The composition makes the use of far-flung arioso and choral cacophony sound natural, indeed inevitable. It doesn't strive for profundity. Much the same can be said for CTC founder and Big Jim conductor, Victoria Bond, who is an exponent and composer of contemporary music herself. Bond leads a six-person orchestra that includes an accordion and electronics. She deftly controls the seemingly uncontrollable and conducts with an assurance that captures the surprising delicacy and frequent mayhem of the score.

Posted: Apr-16-2018
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“a full-throttle commitment to contemporary music”

— Chamber Music America
Posted: Apr-3-2015
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Posted: Feb-12-2015