New Music Festival

"Believe it or not, a little town in northwest Ohio is one of the liveliest spots for new music in the whole United States. For 25 years, MACCM has pursued the latest musical ideas and the highest musical standards with fearless vision. Bowling Green students are lucky to have this amazing resource — but so are we all."
                                                                                   —Steven Stucky, 2012


The 2014 Bowling Green New Music Festival
October 15-18, 2014

Featuring guest composer/performer Paul Dresher and his Double Duo


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, John Luther 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, George Lewis, 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.

The Center accepts scores year-round for consideration on the Bowling Green New Music Festival and perfomance on other University-sponsored concerts. This year's official call for scores runs through February 3, 2014.

2014 Bowling Green
New Music Festival
Schedule of Events

Wednesday, October 15

7pm, Willard Wankelman Gallery, Fine Arts Center
Exhibition opening/performance: SOUND/SCULPTURE,
featuring art works by Nathalie Miebach, Harry Bertoia and more.


Thursday, October 16

1pm, Bryan Recital Hall
Composer Talk: Paul Dresher

3pm, Bryan Recital Hall
Concert 1:
chamber works by Lou Harrison, Elliott Schwartz, William Dougherty, Pablo Chin, Jenni Brandon and Steven Snowden.

7:30pm, Kobacker Hall
Concert 2:
Ensemble and choral works by Paul Dresher, Morgan Krauss, Reiko Fueting, Christopher Dietz, Tetsuya Yamamoto and Libby Larsen.

9:30pm, Clazel Theatre (127 N. Main St., downtown Bowling Green)
Concert 3:
Works by Ian Dicke, Paul Dresher, Robert Erickson, James Romig and Amy Beth Kirsten.


Friday, October 17

10:30am, Bryan Recital Hall
Concert 4:
Chamber works by Paul Dresher, Ashley Fu-Tsun Wang, Mikel Kuehn, Christopher Chandler and Elainie Lillios.

2:30pm, Bryan Recital Hall
Concert 5:
Chamber works by Nathan J. Stumpff, Garth Knox, James Romig, Gregory Mertl and Sebastian Currier.

8pm, Kobacker Hall
Concert 6: Paul Dresher Ensemble: Double Duo
- works by Paul Dresher, Martin Bresnick and John Cage.


Saturday, October 18

10:30am, Conrad Choral Room, Wolfe Center for the Arts
Young Composers' Concert

2:30pm, Bryan Recital Hall
Concert 7:
Electroacoustic and chamber works by Matthew Harder, Takuma Itoh, Jeffrey Nytch, HyeKyung Lee and Matthew Sargent.

8pm, Kobacker Hall
Concert 8:
Orchestral and wind ensemble works by Marilyn Shrude, Hong-Da Chin, Paul Dresher and Kevin Walczyk.


*this is a tentative schedule - concert programs and composers are subject to change.*



Paul Dresher - Double Duo