Decca Publishing has announced it will be supporting the acclaimed non-profit artist collective The Echo Society by sponsoring their upcoming festival of new works – VI: FAMILY to be held in Los Angeles later this month. As well as sponsoring this event, Decca Publishing will work closely with The Echo Society to craft exciting new opportunities to further highlight their exceptional creative output.
VI: FAMILY will take place from October 20-22 at a legendary estate nestled atop the hills of Silver Lake with breathtaking views of surrounding Los Angeles. The festival takes place over three days, and brings together 14 special guests with the seven composers of the Echo Society, for a total of 21 Los Angeles-based artists sharing performances of original music that explore the theme, “Family.” Each evening, seven different composers will present or perform original works simultaneously in seven rooms of the mansion for instruments of their choosing. Attendees will be free to explore the rooms inside the estate and discover the various performances as the evening unfolds. The event will feature some of the most acclaimed and successful composers across the visual arts, creating new, unique and explorative work.
Natasha Baldwin, Head of Decca Publishing says, “Supporting Echo VI aligns perfectly with our commitment to amplifying this musically bilingual genre. These composers are reaching vast numbers of fans through their recordings, expansive live performances, theatre collaborations, ballet scores, sync, television, gaming and advertising activity.”
“We’re seeing a shift in cultural relevancy, people want enriched experiences from their music. These composers are perfectly positioned, they are shaping the next wave, helping to redefine the future of instrumental music.”
Launched in late 2016, Decca Publishing was founded to develop commercial and creative opportunities for contemporary composers. As sync and direct licensing continue to grow on a global level throughout the visual arts and across film, television and gaming, Decca Publishing places a strong emphasis on the development of composers and original composition. With streaming services and mood-based playlists providing a new platform for original works by contemporary composers, Decca offers an aligned recording and publishing strategy for its artists and their unique creative projects, such as Max Richter’s Sleep on Deutsche Grammophon and Sebastian Plano whose forthcoming EP with Robert Zeigler will be released on Mercury KX. Plano’s expansive score recently featured in the hit PlayStation game Everything.
The Echo Society is a Los Angeles-based non-profit artist collective led by seven composers. It gathers to inspire, challenge, and enrich the community through the creation and performance of new sonic and visual art presented during singular, one-night-only experiences. By highlighting new work commissioned from a diverse community of artists, featuring special guests from around the world, and presenting art in unpredictable formats, The Echo Society seeks to create connections within the Los Angeles arts community, while bringing both orchestral and electronic music to new audiences.
Founded in 2013, The Echo Society’s sold-out shows bring orchestral and electronic music to new audiences through uniquely immersive experiences. With their hybrid sound, fierce musicianship, and compelling light and live sound, The Echo Society engages and challenges audiences anew with each entirely original performance. In 2016, The Echo Society officially received 501c3 non-profit status.