Third Angle New Music

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Third Angle New Music’s mission is to perform, present, and record adventurous contemporary sonic works while commissioning new works from a diverse spectrum of composers.

Bottom Line for Portland

We connect Portland listeners with their environment through site-specific sonic experiences performed by our own ensemble. 

We present local, national and international guest artists at a wide range of moments in their careers, providing them a platform to connect with our community. 

We collaborate with a diverse spectrum of composers and artists, commissioning them to create new works that create a soundtrack for our time.


In a review of a 2023 performance, “It all felt very intimate, and yet at times almost as if there weren’t an audience. There was a fourth wall there, but it was a selectively permeable membrane.” 

– Lorin Wilkerson, Oregon Artswatch

“I loved the way the environment and music interacted to create an immersive experience.” 

– Audience member, 1000 Airplanes on the Roof

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We prioritize programming and commissioning music by women/non-binary and BIPOC composers to highlight voices to reflect the true diversity and vitality of new music. 

Through our Access 3A initiative we address the need for more accessible arts opportunities for adults experiencing disability. In the first year of this program, the audience members who identify as living with a disability more than doubled.  


As a way to diversify the curatorial voices that develop our programming, we have created a Guest Creative Director program that invites an artist to program one of our large shows each season.


The next (as of 12/28) 25 people to donate $25 or more will receive a gift certificate for 2 tasting flights at 503 Distilling and a custom 503 cocktail shaker (total value: $40 per recipient).


Donors who give on Giving Tuesday will be entered into a drawing to receive two Studio Series Subscriptions to the Third Angle Season.


503 Distilling

$28,665 raised of $25,000 goal
104 donations
115% of Goal


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Year Founded: 1985

Tax ID: EIN 93-0918692

Third Angle New Music is in the Creative Expression category which is sponsored by The Oregon Cultural Trust.

They're a little-sized organization with activities in Multnomah Co.

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