Waaaaaaay back in February, before COVID-19 changed the landscape, I starting hosting "Listening Labs" at the Hudson Valley Performing Arts Laboratory. The idea was to get together with others and hear some pieces by contemporary composers. My goal was to explore what new music is, introduce people to things they may not have heard before, and have a discussion. A big part was also to just listen for a bit, uninterrupted by other distractions. I'm hoping that they will continue once we can safely gather again.
Here are links to the playlists from those sessions - have a listen, follow the artists, buy their works.