Thu. Feb 9th, 2023

EVANSTON, Unwell. — Ted Hearne’s SCOTUS-inflected choral cantata “Sound from the Bench” and NUNC! 5 are among the many winter and spring choices on the Institute for New Music on the Henry and Leigh Bienen Faculty of Music.

5 pupil ensembles might be spotlighted within the Feb. 3 to March 11 live performance lineup as will premieres of latest compositions and collaborations with visiting artists.

Since 2012, the Institute for New Music has served because the nexus of all up to date music actions on the Bienen Faculty, offering collaboration and efficiency alternatives for pupil instrumentalists, singers and composers. The institute additionally hosts NUNC!, one of many world’s main festivals and conferences for brand new music. The fifth iteration of NUNC! will happen on the Bienen Faculty of Music April 21-23.

Institute director Hans Thomalla stated, “I very a lot sit up for the Unheard-of//Ensemble’s debut residency on the Institute for New Music. This younger group has made a reputation for itself for its unconventional performances, the mixing of electronics into their chamber music repertoire, and a robust advocacy for younger composers. It is very thrilling to have them right here to work with the composition college students on the Bienen Faculty of Music.”

Occasions might be held on Northwestern’s Evanston campus. Tickets and extra info can be found on the Bienen Faculty web site.

The Institute for New Music lineup contains:

Bienen Up to date/Early Vocal Ensemble: Ted Hearne’s “Sound from the Bench”
Friday, Feb. 3, 7:30 p.m.
Galvin Recital Corridor, 70 Arts Circle Drive
Tickets are $8 or $5 for full-time college students with legitimate ID.
This efficiency can even be introduced as a stay stream.

Ted Hearne’s cantata “Sound from the Bench” was a finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in music. This five-movement (ch)oral argument attracts on textual content from Jena Osman’s poetry assortment “Company Relations.” In her poems, Osman makes use of Supreme Courtroom paperwork to observe the historic trajectory of company personhood in the USA, borrowing language from the 2010 Residents United choice in addition to language from ventriloquism textbooks.

Hearne’s composition is constructed across the pressure between the human voice and electrical guitar, individual and machine, asking, “Who’s talking?”

Donald Nally conducts the Bienen Up to date/Early Music Ensemble. Musicians from the 2014 premiere of “Sound from the Bench,” together with guitarists Taylor Levine and James Moore and percussionist Ron Wiltrout, be a part of the efficiency. 

Up to date Music Ensemble
Friday, Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m.
Galvin Recital Corridor, 70 Arts Circle Drive
Tickets are $8 or $5 for full-time college students with legitimate ID.

Dallas Symphony Orchestra principal harpist Emily Levin and Michelle Gott, a daily soloist with ensembles all through the U.S. and Canada, be a part of the Up to date Music Ensemble for a world premiere by Chicago-based composer and Bienen alumnus Aaron Holloway-Nahum ’05. Additionally featured on this system are Ted Hearne’s dance-like 2019 work “Authority” and a world premiere by Bienen composer Serge Wen. Alan Pierson and Ben Bolter conduct. 

Saxophone Ensemble
Thursday, Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m.
Galvin Recital Corridor, 70 Arts Circle Drive
Tickets are $6 or $4 for full-time college students with legitimate ID.

Taimur Sullivan directs the Bienen Faculty’s saxophone ensemble in a program of vibrant new works for saxophones, together with the world premiere of “Hawk’s Nest” by Berlin Prize winner Laura Schwendinger and “Portal” by Lawrence Dillon, plus the U.S. premiere of “Landscapes from a Night time Practice” by Estonian composer Tõnu Kõrvits. 

Bienen Up to date/Early Vocal Ensemble
Saturday, Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m.
Galvin Recital Corridor, 70 Arts Circle Drive   
Tickets are $8 or $5 for full-time college students with legitimate ID.

Certainly one of America’s main choral musicians, Andrew Megill returns to conduct a program on the eve of Lent — a season wealthy in introspective works from the Church. This system is anchored by Argentinian composer Alberto Ginastera’s Twentieth-century masterpiece, “Lamentations of Jeremiah,” and the strikingly progressive responsories for Tenebrae (spiritual companies held within the three days previous Easter) by Italian composer Carlo Gesualdo, written 400 years earlier. This system additionally options music of James MacMillan, Gregorio Allegri and Johannes Brahms. Charles Foster will present keyboard accompaniment. 

Up to date Music Ensemble
Friday, March 10, 7:30 p.m.
Galvin Recital Corridor, 70 Arts Circle Drive
Tickets are $8 or $5 for full-time college students with legitimate ID.
This efficiency can even be introduced as a stay stream.

This efficiency options Bienen school composer and Moist Ink Ensemble co-director Alex Mincek’s “Pendulum VII”; Charlie Piper’s shimmering “Zoetrope”; inti figgis-vizueta’s richly textured “Primavera Crown”; and a brand new work by Gen Tanaka. Ben Bolter will conduct. 

Unheard-of//Ensemble: An Night of World Premieres
Saturday, March 11, 7:30 p.m.
McClintock Choral and Recital Room, 70 Arts Circle Drive
Admission is free and open to the general public.

New York-based up to date chamber group Unheard-of//Ensemble is devoted to the event and efficiency of adventurous applications, utilizing expertise and interactive multimedia. The ensemble will go to the Bienen Faculty for a three-day residency, workshopping new music with pupil composers and culminating on this efficiency of world premieres. Featured pupil composers are Konstantinos Baras, Wan Heo, Lily Hoyt, Mya Vandegrift, Alissa Voth and Jasmine Thomasian. Ensemble members embody Ford Fourqurean (clarinet), Matheus Souza and Erica Dicker (violin), Iva Casian-Lakoš (cello) and Daniel Anastasio (piano).

Tickets for Institute for New Music occasions could also be bought from the Bienen Faculty Ticket Workplace by visiting the southeast entrance of Decide-Staiger Live performance Corridor, 50 Arts Circle Drive, visiting concertsatbienen.org or calling 847-467-4000. Ticket Workplace hours are 10 a.m. to six p.m. Monday via Friday and midday to three p.m. Saturday.

Coming quickly:

NUNC! 5: April 21-23

The Northwestern College New Music Convention (NUNC!) biannually brings collectively composers, performing musicians, students and different new music advocates for a sequence of workshops, panel discussions and live shows.

The fifth convention and competition, NUNC! 5, will function visitor composers Julia Wolfe and Alex Temple ’17 DMA and a keynote tackle by Miki Kaneda (Boston College). Visitor ensembles will embody the New York-based Yarn/Wire and the Chicago-based Constellation Males’s Ensemble. 

Live performance highlights will embody a efficiency of Luciano Berio’s Sinfonia alongside Julia Wolfe’s “Fountain of Youth” and Anna Meredith’s “Nautilus” carried out by Northwestern College Symphony Orchestra, carried out by Alan Pierson, in addition to Julia Wolfe’s “Impatience,” Alex Temple’s “The Man Who Hated Every little thing” and Tania León’s “Rítmicas”  carried out by the Up to date Music Ensemble carried out by Ben Bolter and Alan Pierson.

Choral performances will embody the Midwest premiere of Julia Wolfe’s “Letter from Abigail” along with David Lang’s “the nationwide anthems” by the Bienen Up to date/Early Vocal Ensemble, led by Donald Nally.  

Tickets and extra info might be obtainable late February on the Institute for New Music web site.

 

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