I’m absolutely thrilled to have been selected as a 2017 Jerome Fund for New Music grant winner! Looking forward to creating a new work for marimba and electronics for Eri Isomura!

Read more about the winners here.

From the press release:

“Conceptually, the work will draw from themes found in cyberpunk science fiction, focusing primarily on the relationship between human and machine. Aesthetically, the work will be both at home in the concert hall and in the club, reflecting the cyberpunk social order disparity. Betz will explore these concepts musically via the following axes: Organic vs. Mechanical, Marimba vs. Electronics, Fixed vs. Live, Notated vs. Improvised, Reactive vs. Proactive, and Tonal vs. Nontonal. It will at times be unclear who is in control: the performer or the electronics.”