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ALARM WILL SOUND INC

aka Alarm Will Sound   |   Brooklyn, NY   |  www.alarmwillsound.com

Mission

Alarm Will Sound moves contemporary music and performing arts towards the center of today’s culture through nationally and internationally recognized leadership in the field. We engage diverse audiences through productions that cross musical styles and combine artistic disciplines, frequently incorporating staging, action, movement, and visual media into our performances. Indeed, today’s composers, performers and audiences increasingly create and seek out events that make connections among many art forms, genres, and media. With the goal of rewarding our audience's curiosity, the ensemble brings intelligence and a sense of adventure to the rich variety of artistic expression in the contemporary world.

Ruling year info

2005

Executive Director

Gavin Chuck

Artistic Director

Alan Pierson

Main address

477 17th Street, #7

Brooklyn, NY 11215 USA

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EIN

20-1125609

NTEE code info

Music (A68)

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Matt Marks Impact Fund and Alarm System

Alarm Will Sound strives to connect with audiences of diverse backgrounds and experiences while welcoming people who may be unfamiliar with Alarm Will Sound but are followers of one of our many collaborators. We regularly collaborate with composers, choreographers, visual artists, and other artists who not only broaden our own artistic practices, but also broaden the audiences that attend AWS performances.

Our Alarm System program and Matt Marks Impact Fund expand and diversify the artists with whom we collaborate by inviting music makers from all genres and experiences to create new work that reimagines their own artistic practice for chamber orchestra. By collaborating with artists who work in genres beyond the classical western tradition, we encourage new ways of bringing musical ideas to the stage and welcome audiences to explore and expand their own curiosity towards the live music experience.

Alarm Will Sound has a diverse audience who are motivated to experience our cross-stylistic choices of repertoire and our innovative, multidisciplinary performances. We reach our audience directly through e-blasts to over 1,600 subscribers, regular updates to our website, and through social media. We have almost 100 tracks available for listening on Soundcloud free of charge as well as an active YouTube page. We perform at venues of vastly different sizes that offer tickets in a broad range of prices, which gives many opportunities for diverse populations to affordably attend our concerts. We often perform in non-traditional venues such as parks and museums, which opens up the potential to attract a broader audience who may not be accustomed to attending a performance in a concert hall. We actively work with our presenting partners to create engagement opportunities with audiences in order to make meaningful connections that allow for a greater insight into our work.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents

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Financials

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ALARM WILL SOUND INC

Board of directors
as of 09/27/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jordan Kessler

Chief Development Officer, Central Synagogue

John Pickford Richards

JACK Quartet

Jordan Kessler

VERA Institute of Justice

David Lang

Bang on a Can

Peggy Monastra

G. Schirmer, Inc.

Steve Reich

Composer

Val Schaffner

Writer/Foundation Manager

Daniel Baldini

Oberon Asset Management

Limor Tomer

Met Live Arts

Yousef Ali

Founder & CEO, Blast Radio

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/27/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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Asian American/Pacific Islanders/Asian
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
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The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
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