MACCM joins Resonate Project with regional partners

The MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music is pleased to announce its participation in Resonate, an exploration of the African Diaspora through the commissioning and performance of seven new American chamber works. MACCM and BGSU join The Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings, The Carr Center, Oberlin Conservatory, University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Western Michigan University in this collaboration. Composers Courtney Bryan, Michael Fraizer, Adolphus Hailstork, Nathalie Joachim, George Lewis, Patrice Rushen, and Pamela Z have been commissioned to write chamber works for a festival and symposium that will take place in April 2023 at The Carr Center in Detroit.

            Each work will also be premiered during the seven collaborators’ 2021-2023 seasons. Currently, musicians from the College of Musical Arts will be premiering Michael Fraizer’s blackportrait, Adolphus Hailstork’s Monuments, and Nathalie Joachim's reed quintet Radical Revelations at the 43rd New Music Festival in October 2022. Monuments will feature BGSU trombone professor Brittany Lasch with strings from the BGSU Philharmonia under the direction of Emily Freeman Brown.

            The composers commissioned for Resonate represent a wide range of compositional styles and musical aesthetics, and the music from this collaboration will contribute significantly to contemporary chamber music repertoire. The BGSU College of Musical Arts and MACCM are proud to join this initiative to center diverse voices and stories at the heart of the Midwest’s new music community. - Rachel Bohl, DMA Horn Student

Updated: 04/20/2022 09:39AM