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2012 Bowling Green New Music Festival
Music and the Physical World
October 17-20, 2012
College of Musical Arts, Bowling Green State University
John Luther Adams
The 2012 Bowling Green New Music Festival will be a wide-reaching interdisciplinary gathering curated with guest composer John Luther Adams and featuring prize-winning author Barry Lopez, artist Marina Rosenfeld and many other guest composers, performers and scholars. Titled "Music and the Physical World," this festival’s events will focus on music, the written word, visual art and science, exploring topics about nature, sustainability and the interconnectedness of all things. Other featured guests will include the JACK Quartet, ecomusicologist Aaron Allen and percussionist Doug Perkins.
Organized by the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music and the College of Musical Arts, 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 350 other guest composers and musicians since 1980.
Schedule of Events
Scholar Talk: Aaron Allen, ecomusicologist; "Ecomusicology and the Challenges of Sustainability."
3:30 p.m., Bryan Recital Hall
Exhibition Opening: Marina Rosenfeld, WHITE LINES
WHITE LINES is a modular composition, first performed in 2004, that aspires to make musical notation legible to audiences as well as musicians, rendering the usually invisible or concealed act of "reading" music both social and functional.
•5 p.m., Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery, School of Art
Film Screening/Performance: A screening of Leonard Kamerling's Strange and Sacred Noise, a filmed version of the work by John Luther Adams, and multimedia works by Lesley Flanigan and Peter Swendsen.
7:30 p.m., Clazel Theatre, 127 N Main St, Bowling Green
Composer Talk: John Luther Adams: "Music and the Physical World"
1 p.m., Bryan Recital Hall
Concert: Chamber music by Christopher Dietz, Richard Festinger (U.S. premiere), Robert McClure (world premiere) and Jonathan Sokol.
3 p.m., Bryan Recital Hall
Author Talk: Barry Lopez: "The Writer and Social Responsibility"
7:30 p.m., Donnell Theatre, Wolfe Center for the Arts
Concert: Cold Blue Music: a Retrospective - A spotlight on the influential West Coast new music recording label, with works by John Luther Adams, Michael Byron, Barney Childs, Rick Cox, Michael Fahres, Michael Jon Fink, Kyle Gann, Peter Garland, Daniel Lentz, David Mahler, Larry Polansky and James Tenney, featuring special guest performances by the JACK Quartet.
9:30 p.m., Clazel Theatre, 127 N. Main St., Bowling Green
Concert: Chamber and electroacoustic music by Anna Clyne, Eric Moe, Chaya Czernowin and Mikel Kuehn.
10:30 a.m., Bryan Recital Hall
Artist Talk: Marina Rosenfeld
12 p.m., Bryan Recital Hall
Concert: Ensemble works by Charles Ives, Kyle Gann (world premiere), Daniel S. Godfrey (world premiere), Trevor Matthews and Meira Warshauer.
2:30 p.m., Kobacker Hall
Concert: John Luther Adams - Inuksuit
4:30 p.m., University Lawn, BGSU Campus (the quadrangle to the south of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union)
John Luther Adams and Barry Lopez: Conversation and Performance: Featuring percussionist Doug Perkins and pianist Tom Rosenkranz performing several of Adams' works.
8 p.m., Kobacker Hall
Young Composers' Concert: Music by students from the MACCM Institute and winners of the 2012 BGSU Young Composers Competition.
10:30 a.m., Bryan Recital Hall
Concert: Robert Morris - Arboretum
12 p.m., Outdoor space on the BGSU campus TBA
Concert: Adams' Choice; works by Jim Altieri, Robert Ashley, Harold Budd, Morton Feldman and Jim Fox, with special commentary by John Luther Adams.
2:30 p.m., Bryan Recital Hall
Concert: Orchestral and wind ensemble works by John Luther Adams, Martin Herchenröder, Armando Bayolo, Mason Bates, Ursula Mamlok and Xiaogang Ye, performed by the BGSU Philharmonia and Wind Symphony.
8 p.m., Kobacker Hall ($)
Most events are free and open to the public.
Tickets for the Saturday night concert may be purchased online by going to http://www.bgsu.edu/arts. Online tickets will be available up to midnight the night before the concert.
To purchase tickets in person or by phone, please call 419-372-8171 or visit the Arts Box Office, located in the Wolfe Center for the Arts, Monday-Friday, noon-5 p.m.
The College of Musical Arts Box Office will be open two hours prior to the performance in Kobacker Hall.
Online - $ 10 Regular; $ 7 Non-BGSU Student/Senior; $1.75 BGSU Students (must show ID at door with print-at-home ticket or at Will Call)
In Person or By Phone - $12 Regular; $ 9 Students/Seniors
Parking is available in lots 1 and 16 after 7 p.m. Both these lots are located to the north of the the Moore Musical Arts Center. A one-day visitor’s pass can be obtained from the Visitor’s Information Center, located off Wooster Street in front of the football stadium, if parking is needed before this time. A complete campus parking map is available here.
Contact the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music at (419) 372-2685
The festival schedule is subject to change.
Presented by the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music at Bowling Green State University