NMF 2017

New Music Festival 2017

The University of Louisville School of Music presents New Music Festival 2017 with featured guest composer David Dzubay.

 In addition to taking part in nightly concerts, Dr. Dzubay will present master classes and lectures throughout the week. See the detailed festival event schedule for all festival events. Admission is free and events are open to the public.

  • Monday, November 6 - 8pm, Comstock Concert Hall
    Faculty Chamber Music

  • Tuesday, November 7 - 8pm, Bird Recital Hall
    Electronic & Computer Music

  • Wednesday, November 8 - 8pm, Comstock Concert Hall
    University Symphony Orchestra

  • Thursday, November 9 - 8pm, Comstock Concert Hall
    University Collegiate Chorale & Cardinal Singers 
  • Friday, November 10 - 8pm, Comstock Concert Hall
    University Wind Ensemble & New Music Ensemble


For more information, contact John Ritz at 502-852-4137.

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Event Schedule

New Music Festival 2017

Featured Guest Composer: David Dzubay

Faculty Chamber Music
Monday, November 6 • 8:00 pm • Comstock Hall
Faculty artists in both solo and chamber music ensemble performances, including music by Dzubay, Grawemeyer Award winning composers, UofL faculty composers, and other contemporary composers.

Electronic & Computer Music
Tuesday, November 7 • 8:00 pm • Bird Hall
New music for instruments and electronics, featuring guest artist 
Ryan Ingebritsen, music by Dzubay, Ingebritsen, UofL faculty composers, and other contemporary composers, with performances by the composers and UofL faculty artists. 

University Symphony Orchestra
Wednesday, November 8 • 8:00 pm • Comstock Hall
Program will include Light Fantastick for orchestra by Dzubay.

Collegiate Chorale & Cardinal Singers
Thursday, November 9 • 8:00 pm • Comstock Hall
Program will include Cantate Domino and the Fifth Song of Northwest Passages by Dzubay, along with other selections of contemporary choir music. 

Wind Ensemble & New Music Ensemble
Friday, November 10 • 8:00 pm • Comstock Hall
Program will include Symphony No. 2 for wind ensemble by Dzubay, and Cello Concerto by Steven Bryant, featuring faculty artist Paul York.

Other New Music Festival events and presentations:

Monday, November 6
Presentation by Heidi Decker & Steve Rouse (Bird Hall)
Decker will describe and perform selections of her monologues, then she and Rouse will discuss their collaboration on the piece Sacred Art, which will be premiered during the Faculty Chamber Music concert. 

Tuesday, November 7
Composition Seminar with Ryan Ingebritsen (Music Building Room LL28)

Wednesday, November 8
Composition Seminar with David Dzubay (Music Building Room 125)

Thursday, November 9
Convocation Lecture with David Dzubay (Bird Hall)


Guest Artists

Ryan Ingebritsen is a composer, sound designer, sound artist, electronic musician, and sound engineer whose artistic activities spill over from one world to another. Through all of his artistic activities, he collaborates with musicians, dancers and live performers to create interactive and site specific solutions that enhance expressive possibilities of sound through modes of interaction and utilize spaces and sound systems as instruments in an ensemble. Ingebritsen has distinguished himself as an artistic partner in all of his collaborations and has become an integral part of the new music scene that has exploded in Chicago over the past 10 years. His work has taken him to Europe, Asia, and Australia and he has worked and had his work presented in premier venues throughout the US such as the Park Avenue Armory in New York and the J Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago working with groups such as eighth blackbird, International Contemporary Ensemble, Third Coast Percussion, and choreographers such as Erica Mott, Ginger Farley, and Sarah Shelton-Mann.

Formed in 2009, the Elysian Trombone Consort continues with its passion for trombone chamber music. The consort has performed recitals at the University of Louisville, Bellarmine University, the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), University of Southern California, Mesa College (San Diego), the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, Elizabethtown State Theatre (KY) and the historic Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church in Baltimore. They have also performed featured recitals at the 2016 American Trombone Workshop, the 2013 International Trombone Festival, and the 2012 College Music Society National Convention in San Diego.

Timothy Anderson, Brett Shuster, & Nathan Siler, trombones
Chad Arnow, bass trombone 

Heidi Decker is a playwright known for creating unique and compelling characters. Her work has been performed across the United States, as well as Great Britain, Australia and South Africa. Excerpts from her plays can be found published in several theatrical anthologies.

Ms. Decker is also an accomplished artist, concentrating in abstract expressionist paintings. Learn more about her work at heididecker.com and heidideckerart.com. Heidi lives near Boston, Massachusetts. 




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