Dr. Faustus is a composer-run organization whose primary mission is: to commission original works from emerging composers who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to new, creative music; to ensure the public performance of these works in a professional environment of the highest quality; to promote and facilitate the reception of these works through outreach efforts directed toward both specialists and the general public.
We are committed to promoting contemporary music that displays a strong artistic vision, is thoughtfully engaged with current trends in art music, and is rooted in an exploratory outlook. Such music is essential to the long-term advancement of art music in general. Being generally non-commercial in nature, it also needs a great deal of assistance for its survival. As a composer-run organization, we strongly believe that we are in the best position to foster such artistic endeavors: we understand firsthand why the composer's voice is worth hearing.
Founded in 2008 by composers Inés Thiebaut and André Brégégère, joined in 2013 by Daniel Colson, Dr. Faustus has since its inception commissioned over a dozen works by emerging composers. We presented these works to the public in established music venues such as Tenri Cultural Institute, DiMenna Center For Classical Music, or WMP Recital Hall, in collaboration with outstanding New York City-based performers, including David Fulmer (Second Instrumental Unit), Alex Lipowski (Talea Ensemble), David Friend (TRANSIT) and Steven Beck.