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New Music Festival

2011 Bowling Green New Music Festival
“METHOD IN MADNESS”
October 12-15, 2011
College of Musical Arts, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

David Lang

The 2011 Bowling Green New Music Festival – our 32nd – takes place October 12 –15, 2011. This year’s festival will feature David Lang as special guest composer and guest ensemble Mantra Percussion, as well as performances by BGSU ensembles, faculty, students and guests.

Watch this page over the spring and summer for program updates!

Tentative Schedule of Events

Wednesday, October 12

Tony Malaby

Residency: Tony Malaby’s Tamarindo Trio
Avant-jazz giant Tony Malaby and his Tamarindo Trio (William Parker, bass and Tom Rainey, drums) will conduct a one-day residency at the College of Musical Arts, culminating with a 7 p.m. performance at the Clazel Theatre in downtown Bowling Green. Tamarindo’s residency is sponsored in part by the Department of Jazz Studies.

Thursday, October 13

Composer Talk: David Lang, 2:00 p.m, Bryan Recital Hall
Featured Guest Composer David Lang discusses his works and compositional style.

Workshop: Christopher Azzara, “Inspiration and Meaning Through Improvisation,” 4:00 p.m., Bryan Recital Hall
Innovative music educator and performer Christopher Azzara presents a workshop on creativity and improvisation in the classroom.

Concert 1: “Laws of Nature” 7:30 p.m., Kobacker Hall (free)
A concert featuring the BGSU Percussion Ensemble performing the music of David Lang, plus other works.

Dark Waves (2007, two pianos & electronic sounds): John Luther Adams
Oyster (2008, chamber orchestra): John Orfe
The So-Called Laws of Nature (2002, percussion ensemble): David Lang

Marc Mellits

Concert 2: “Downtown Music” 9:30 p.m., Cla-Zel Theatre (free)
A special “after hours” performance of works with and without film at the historic Cla-Zel Theatre in downtown Bowling Green, featuring DMA students, faculty performers from the College of Musical Arts and guest performers.

this was written by hand (2003, piano): David Lang
wed (1997, piano): David Lang
Black (2008, two bass clarinets): Marc Mellits
How to Pray (2002, chamber ensemble): David Lang
Heroin (2008, cello and voice): Lou Reed, arr. David Lang
In and Out of the Game (2010, four trombones and electronic sounds): Eve Beglarian
Short Ride in a Fast Machine (1986, piano version): John Adams/John Orfe
Dance Music (2000, saxophone and electric guitar): David Smooke

Friday, October 14

Concert 3: “One” 10:30 a.m., Bryan Recital Hall (free)

Brad Balliett

New Work (2011, nine trumpets, world premiere): Matthew Roddie
Press Release (1991, solo bass clarinet): David Lang
Trapset (2000, solo flute): Harold Meltzer
Memo 8 (2000, solo oboe): Bernard Rands
New Work (2011, world premiere, nine bass clarinets): Brad Baillett

Concert 4: “E pluribus unum” 2:30 p.m., Kobacker Hall (free)

Fantasmi (2005, eight saxophones): Marilyn Shrude
New Work (2011, world premiere): Christopher Dietz
La bocca, I piedi, Il suono(1997, 104 saxophones): Salvatore Sciarrino

Salvatore Sciarrino

Concert 5: “Messages” 4:00 p.m., Bryan Recital Hall (free)

Long Path (2004, piano and electronics): Kevin Ernste
Five Songs of the Von Seggerns (2010, soprano and chamber ensemble): Chin Ting Chan
Once Again to the Light (2011, saxophone and electronics, world premiere): James Mobberley
The Starry Messenger (2010, chamber choir, world premiere): Jeffrey Brooks

Concert 6: Mantra Percussion: “Timber” 8:00 p.m., Kobacker Hall (free)

Hailed by The New York Times as “…finely polished…a fresh source of energy,” Mantra Percussion is committed to substantially expanding the future of percussion repertoire by commissioning and performing new, significant works for large percussion ensemble by both prominent and emerging composers to breathe new life into the art. Their aim is for most of these works to engage cross-discipline collaborations to produce evening-length events that look toward a grander artistic vision. Their performance consists of only one work – the U.S. premiere of Michael Gordon’s Timberfor six percussionists.

Mantra Percussion and Michael Gordon

Timber (2011, U.S. premiere): Michael Gordon

Saturday, October 15

Concert 7: MACCM Institute, 10:30 a.m., Bryan Recital Hall (free)

Mantra Percussion performs works by students from the Toledo School for the Arts, the culmination of a year-long composition and creativity project sponsored by the Center – the MACCM Institute – followed by a discussion with festival guests about programs cultivating young composers.

Concert 8: “Playthings,” 2:30 p.m., Bryan Recital Hall (free)

Mayke Nas

Pillaging Music (2005, piano and found object percussion): Nico Muhly
Hard, Hard, Hard! (2011, toy piano and toy instruments, world premiere): Ge Gan-ru
qsqsqsqsqqqqqqqqq (2009, three toy pianos and three-channel 1-bit tones): Tristan Perich
the end (2008, soprano, ukulele and spoons): Ruby Fulton
novice trip (2008, chamber ensemble): Andrea LaRose
Photon Clockwork (2005, solo horn): Matthew Roddie
Giraffes (2008, flute and marimba): Harold Meltzer
Douze Mains (2011, piano 12-hands, world premiere of complete version): Mayke Nas

Concert 9: “Method in Madness” 8:00 p.m., Kobacker Hall ($)
Performances by the BGSU Philharmonia, Wind Symphony and Collegiate Chorale

Amy Beth Kirsten

again (after Ecclesiastes) (2005, choir): David Lang
Sea-blue Circuitry (2010, wind ensemble) Mason Bates
Cheating, Lying, Stealing (1995/2011, world premiere of wind ensemble version): David Lang
Bright Kingdoms (2005, orchestra and elecronics): Ingram Marshall
New Work (2011, orchestra, world premiere): Amy Beth Kirsten
Grind to a Halt (2004, orchestra): David Lang

Locations

The Moore Musical Arts Center houses Bryan Recital Hall, Kobacker Hall and the Kennedy Green Room.

The Clazel Theatre is located at 127 N. Main St. in downtown Bowling Green.

Admission

Most events are free and open to the public.

Tickets for the Saturday night concert are available from the Moore Musical Arts Center Box Office, open weekdays noon–6 p.m.

Call (419) 372-8171 or (800) 589-BACH (2224) for tickets.

For further information contact the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music at (419) 372-2685

Locations

The Moore Musical Arts Center houses Bryan Recital Hall, Kobacker Hall and the Kennedy Green Room.

The Cla-Zel Theatre is located at 127 N. Main St. in downtown Bowling Green.

Admission

Most events are free and open to the public.
Tickets for the Saturday night concert are available from the Moore Musical Arts Center Box Office, open weekdays noon–6 p.m.
Call (419) 372-8171 or (800) 589-BACH (2224) for tickets.

Parking
Parking is available in lots 1 and 16 after 7 p.m. Both these lots are located to the north of the the Moore Musical Arts Center. A one-day visitor’s pass can be obtained from the Visitor’s Information Center, located off Wooster Street in front of the football stadium, if parking is needed before this time. A complete campus parking map is available here.

The Moore Musical Arts Center is located on the BGSU campus at the corner of Willard and Ridge Streets.

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Sponsored by
MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music
The College of Musical Arts of Bowling Green State University

With support from
The National Endowment for the Arts

The festival schedule is subject to change.

Presented by the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music at Bowling Green State University

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