A B O U T

A B O U T

A B O U T

A B O U T

pt.fwd is an independent, artist-run 501c3 non-profit that organizes contemporary music and sonic arts performances in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois.

 

pt.fwd's mission is to celebrate the communal experience of coming together to listen to powerful new sonic art. In partnership with the McLean County Museum of History, pt.fwd promotes new work by local and regional artists in a historic, acoustically curious setting.

 P A R T N E R S H I P S 

pt.fwd’s principles are:

to put artists first by paying them well and providing a stimulating environment for creative experimentation

to cultivate compelling, independent programming

to build community by offering free events in accessible venues and highlighting work that benefits underserved members of our community

Broadly speaking, we aim to champion sonic arts without racial, gender, academic, economic, or geographic boundaries - we only ask that it be new, and that it be great.

To date, we've hosted live concerts, curated performances for The Quarantine Concerts to raise funds for artists impacts by COVID-19, conducted a series of online composer interviews in partnership with Sixty Inches from Center and Sight Specific, commissioned new works by six local and regional composers, and launched the pt.fwd Artist-in-Residency Program to create additional resources for cutting-edge sonic artists in the Midwest. We are the only such program between Chicago, St. Louis, Indianapolis, and the Quad Cities that is not directly affiliated with a university.

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All pt.fwd events are free and open to the public.

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