Cal State Fullerton Celebrates 18th Annual New Music Festival

Cal State Fullerton Celebrates 18th Annual New Music Festival

With a truly exhilarating range of programming the 18th annual CSU Fullerton New Music Festival offered four days of interaction with influential performers and composers and memorable, cutting-edge concerts, February 19-23. Among the highlights were performances by the student ensembles, including the Wind Ensemble which performed Cindy McTee’s “The Unquestioned Answer.” The CSUF New Music Ensemble engaged in two of Pauline Oliveros’ iconic “Meditations” as a tribute to this hugely influential composer who passed away just over two years ago. “The Tuning Meditation” is focused and contemplative, while “Interdependence” demands rapid response and agility.  The works offer sets of instructions…

CSUF New Music Festival

Today marks the beginning of the 16th annual California State University – Fullerton New Music Festival.  The five day event is always an amazing opportunity to engage with a huge range of new music.  This year’s festival is titled “To the ends of the earth: Music from Iceland to Australia and Beyond” and is dedicated to the memory of Pauline Oliveros, who was the founding composer in residence. The 2017 festival features Annie Gosfield as Composer in Residence, but will also include music by Pamela Madsen, Pauline Oliveros, Sarah Belle Reid, Fay Wang, Kate Moore, Anna Clyne, Fjola Evans, Kate…

New Music Festival dedicated to Pauline Oliveros

16th Annual Festival of New Music at California State University, Fullerton – Feb. 22-26 “To the Ends of the Earth: Music from Iceland to Australia and Beyond” This year’s festival is dedicated in loving memory of Pauline Oliveros, founding composer-in-residence. The Festival features Composer-in-Residence Annie Gosfield, whose music is often inspired by the inherent beauty of found sounds. Dr. Pamela Madsen, Artistic Director. Featured concerts include: CSUF New Music Ensemble,  Friday, February 24, 2017 • 8pm, Meng Concert Hall and University Symphony Orchestra Concert features Pauline Oliveros’  Tuning Meditation for Orchestra Kimo Furumoto, conductor Sunday, February 26, 2017 • 4pm Meng Concert…

Monday Link Round Up: December 12, 2016

News to start your week! Congratulations to Jennifer Higdon on two Grammy Nominations!  The new recording of Higdon’s first opera, Cold Mountain,  has been nominated for the Best Opera Recording as well as the Best Contemporary Classical Composition.  Read more at the Albuquerque Journal.  Winners will be announced February 12. Elizabeth Blair, composer and Listening to Ladies podcast creator, has added her thoughts to the conversation about Kaija Saariaho’s historic premiere.  Her piece, published by Second Inversion, looks at the life and careers of Saarhiaho with Ethel Smyth.  It’s a must read! And speaking of Listening to Ladies – don’t forget to catch the latest…