The name John Cage is perhaps the best known of all North-American avant-garde composers. Yet over 20 years have gone by since his death and the American compositional scene seems to have veered away from his aesthetic postulates. New tonality, minimalism and collage are some of the resources used in the works of present-day composers. A multiplicity of trends prevails in a creative universe that, nonetheless, contains a series of common elements: the desire for more direct communication, the reconstruction of the connection with the audience and a sense of compositional freedom that contrasts with some of the current trends in Europe. This series features some of the most outstanding names in North-American composition today, including several premieres in Spain.