2018 Recipients

October 2018

Nate Wooley

$3,000 Grant for the For/With Festival

The For/With Festival is a two-day event at the Issue Project Room that features compositions written in collaboration between composers and performers with an emphasis on the spontaneity of improvisation and an attention to sound and silence. Wooley is the festival’s organizer and plays trumpet with Wadada Leo Smith.

Website: Nate Wooley
Website: For/With Festival at Issue Project Room

October 2018

Avreeayl Ra

$2,000 Travel Grant

In support of travel and expenses for a November 15th performance at the Vortex Jazz Club in London with Evan Parker and John Edwards.

Website: Vortex Jazz Club

August 2018

Anthony Pateras

$3,000 Grant

In support of Anthony Pateras’ forthcoming 5CD box: Collected Works Vol.2 (2005-2018).

Anthony Pateras (b.1979) is an Australian composer, pianist and electronic musician active in exploratory music since the late 1990s. His work explores multiple creative approaches including notation, improvisation, electro-acoustic performance and multi-disciplinary projects.

Website: Anthony Pateras
Website: Immediata

photo: Aaron Chua

May 2018

Sonic Transmissions Festival

$3,000 Grant

In support of Jaimie Branch’s Fly or Die performance at the Sonic Transmissions Festival on June 14th in Austin, Texas.

In Branch’s own words, Fly or Die is “a dynamic 35-minute ride that dares listeners to open their minds to music that knows no genre, no gender and no limits.”

Website: Sonic Transmissions Festival
Website: Jaimie Branch

January 2018

Tri-Centric Foundation for Braxton75

$25,000 Three-Year Renewable Grant

In support of the “Braxton75” project — a new three-year initiative building up to Anthony Braxton’s 75th birthday celebration in June 2020. Braxton75 fuses three of Tri-Centric’s key goals: supporting live performance of Braxton’s work, publishing and distributing the compositions, and offering pedagogical services to both the professional and lay music community to nurture the next generation(s) of artists and audiences fluent in these creative practices.

Website: Tri-centric Foundation

January 2018

Constance DeJong’s WakeMaster Jewel

Donation to the Museum of Modern Art

The sculpture Wakemaster Jewel (2015) is a re-engineered vintage radio programmed to play a series of audio tracks in a random sequence. The audio features DeJong herself reading from her NightWriters series.

In September 2015, RDBF awarded Ms. DeJong a grant for her Nightwriters project.

Website: Constance DeJong

January 2018

Rafaël Rozendaal’s Abstract Browsing 17 03 05 (Google)

Jointly-Funded Acquisition with/for the Whitney Museum of American Art

Mr. Bielecki personally donated the following works in December 2017:

Siebren Versteeg, New York Double Hung, 2008
Casey Reas, UltraConcentrated, 2013
Jim Campbell, Reconstruction 7, 2006
Rafaël Rozendaal, Into Time 14 11 03, 2015

Website: Rafaël Rozendaal
Website: Whitney Museum of American Art

January 2018

Daniel Carter, Matthew Shipp, William Parker forthcoming Aum Fidelity Recording

$3,000 Grant

Web page: Daniel Carter at Aum Fidelity

Photo: downtownmusic.net