What’s “new” symphonic music, and how is it different than “regular” symphonic music?

Composer/musician Tim Brady gives us the answer:

“New music is what happens when a living, breathing composer creates a piece of music for an orchestra in the 21st century. It is about imagination and creativity, about letting the orchestra and the public explore the full range of sounds, emotions and atmospheres that a symphony can create.

“New music comes in a staggering range of style and approaches, full of contrasts and extraordinary musical experiences, all linked to the idea that music is a creative dialogue between the artist and the public, that great symphonic music is being made right here, right now.”