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The New Music USA Online Library is a vast and comprehensive digital database that contains over 57,000 works by more than 6,000 composers, and includes over 14,000 media samples (recordings and scores).

The Online Library was created by the American Music Center, and, after many evolutions, continues today under the guidance of New Music USA.

Artist Spotlight: Tim Risher

Free-lance composer, currently living in Germany. I write for many kinds of instruments. Besides the standard variety, I have composed for Chinese ensembles, rock groups, groups of standard instruments mixed wth synths, electric guitars and African percussion. My style of composition has been influenced by minimalism, but I make use of medieval techniques of canon and prolation as well. The music is "tonal" - I am not afraid of dissonant styles, I, after long searches, chose tonal-based structures as my solution. I don't like the term "pan-tonal", by the way. I have compose for various ... Read more ยป

Please note: New Music USA does not maintain a physical collection of any kind. Any printed scores or manuscripts held by the American Music Center are now part of a special collection at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Please contact the Music Division for more information.