About the Festival
"The BGSU New Music Festival is an annual feast of contemporary music with excellent performances and innovative lectures. Bravo!"
—Chen Yi, 2012
2012 Bowling Green New Music Festival
Music and the Physical World
October 17-20, 2012
featuring guest composer JOHN LUTHER ADAMS - author BARRY LOPEZ
artist MARINA ROSENFELD - percussionist DOUG PERKINS - JACK QUARTET
and other guests
At the heart of the Center’s activities is the renowned New Music Festival. This annual event celebrates the contemporary arts through concerts, panels, art exhibitions, seminars, master classes and papers. Begun in 1980, the festival has hosted John Adams, Samuel Adler, Milton Babbitt, William Bolcom, Anthony Braxton, John Cage, Chen Yi, John Corigliano, George Crumb, Mario Davidovsky, Anthony Davis, Philip Glass, John Harbison, Lou Harrison, Karel Husa, Joan La Barbara, David Lang, Paul Lansky, Robert Morris, Pauline Oliveros, Shulamit Ran, Bernard Rands, Terry Riley, Christopher Rouse, Frederic Rzewski, Gunther Schuller, Joseph Schwantner, Bright Sheng, Steven Stucky, Morton Subotnick, Joan Tower, Vladimir Ussachevsky and more than 300 other guest composers and musicians since 1980.
The Center accepts scores year-round for consideration on the Bowling Green New Music Festival and perfomance on other University-sponsored concerts.