18th Biennial Festival of New Music a Great Success
The 18th Biennial Festival of New Music (February 1-4, 2017), held on the campus of the Florida State University College of Music, included masterclasses and presentations by guest artists, plus seven different concerts featuring acoustic and electroacoustic compositions for both small and large ensembles. Twenty-three composers from across the country were selected to attend performances of their works. The residencies of Louis Andriessen, the Bugallo-Williams Duo, and Monica Germino were provided by the Wiley and Lucilla Housewright Eminent Scholar Chair in Music. Additional funding for the Festival of New Music was provided by the Florida State University College of Music.
A selection of photographs from the opening Festival concert: Klaudia Szlachta (violin) and Ketty Nez (piano) perform "in transit" by Nez (L); members of the Eppes Quartet perform Louis Andriessen's "Garden of Eros" (C); Dean Flowers welcomes the audience to the Festival of New Music (R); Phyllis Pancella and Hui-Ting Yang perform Ladislav Kubik's "14 Haiku" (lower L and C); Nick Stevens plays marimba on Mike McFerron's "If You Walked a Mile" (lower R).
Michael Douty conducts instrumentalists in a performance of Ondrej Stochl's "Septet (7/whispers)" (L); the Bugallo-Williams Duo about to begin their guest recital (C); Brian Corbin, Shelby Thompson, Tyler Tolles, and Guilherme Godoi perform Fernando Benadon's "Rhythmensional" (R).
Professor Richard Clary and members of the University Wind Orchestra perform Lansing McLoskey's "What We Do is Secret."
Dr. Alex Jiménez and members of the University Symphony Orchestra perform works by Ana Paola Santillan-Alcocer, Roydon Tse, and Louis Andriessen. They are joined by the Bugallo-Williams Duo for Andriessen's "The Hague Hacking."