Launched in 2011, Equilibrium showcases the work of local performers and composers, bringing new, unheard, and under-represented music to the community. We carry out our mission to enrich the region’s musical scene through our organization’s two branches. Equilibrium Concert Series hosts ensembles and soloists from New England and beyond, offering informal concerts which connect audiences with new music through fantastic performances. The Equilibrium Ensemble, directed by Matt Sharrock, presents concerts of our own design, in particular centered on our ongoing commissioning project, which integrates commissioned composers into the curatorial process.
Please contact us if you would like to present your music on one of our programs.
The great problem faced by arts in America is the lack of diversity and the under-representation of groups of artists. For all of the stated interest in communities and art’s function in bettering society, arts organizations regularly are found to marginalize groups of artists through curatorial decisions, a situation from which new music is not exempt. The gross lack of programming by female, non-white, queer, and transgender composers is evident through statistics and even the most cursory survey of concert programs across the country. As organizers of Equilibrium, we are attempting to do our small part in rectifying the imbalance; our hope is that through representation, diversity will become normalized.
We don’t know the best way to achieve diversity—there is no simple answer, and not everyone will agree on the best approach. Some of our concerts will reflect greater diversity than others, but our hope is to move toward a better norm. This is an ongoing effort, and we welcome thoughts on how to be more inclusive champions of all of our community’s artists. Already this project has been taken up by organizations across the country, and we hope it continues to grow as we do our small part.
Please consider giving us a tax deductible donation through our sponsor Fractured Atlas. See our Donate page for more details.