New Music Festival
Dr. Pamela Madsen, Artistic Director

This year's festival is dedicated in loving memory of Pauline Oliveros, founding composer-in-residence


Ashley Bathgate, cellist from Bang on a Can
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 • 8pm
Meng Concert Hall

Fay Wang: The Eighth House
Kate Moore:  Whoever You Are Come Forth
Kate Moore: Stories For Ocean Shells
Pamela Madsen: Why Women Weep
Anna Clyne: Fits and Starts
Fjola Evans: Augun
Annie Gosfield: Burn Again with a Low Blue Flame


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los angeles percussion quartet

Los Angeles Percussion Quartet
Thursday, February 23, 2017 • 8pm
Meng Concert Hall

Mark Applebaum: Catfish 
Fritz Hauser: As We Are Speaking
Sarah Belle Reid: Flux
Paulo C Chagas: Luminous Self
Anna Thorvaldsdottir: Aura
Erik Griswold: The Wolf In the Mangrove


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new music ensemble

CSUF New Music Ensemble (with guest artists Annie Gosfield, Composer/Performer, Roger Kleier, electric guitar, and Cory Hills, percussion and spoken voice)

Friday, February 24, 2017 • 8pm
Meng Concert Hall

Anna Thorvaldsdottir: Field (2016), West Coast Premiere
Annie Gosfield: Duo for keyboard, electronics with Roger Kleier, electric guitar
Fredric Rzewski: Coming Together with Cory Hills and Annie Gosfield
Pauline Oliveros: Approaches and Departures with Cory Hills and Annie Gosfield
George Crumb: Night of the Four Moons, Movements I, II, III
Charles Sharp – Improvisation Group
Steve Reich: Eight Lines


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aperture duo

EUREKA! Musical Minds of California Conference
Saturday, February 25, 2017 • 8am-8pm
Recital Hall, CPAC 119 and CPAC 120

Free admission

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Conference of New Music, Scholarship and Performance by Californian graduate students

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Deep Listening Room Project in memory of Pauline Oliveros

with Aperture Duo: Ensemble in Residence

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vanessa tomlinson

Vanessa Tomlinson, percussionist from Australia
Cory Hills, percussionist from Los Angeles Percussion Quartet

Saturday, February 25, 2017 • 8pm
Meng Concert Hall

Vanessa Tomlinson Solos:
Kate Neal: Self Accusation (2014)
Vanessa Tomlinson:  Still and Moving Paper (2014)

Cory Hills Solos:
Paola Prestini: Walk Forward (2010)
Pamela Madsen: there will come soft rains (2016/17)

Cory Hills and Vanessa Tomlinson Duo:
Sarah Belle Reid (2017) world premiere work
Pamela Madsen:  There will be stars
(a new work by Pamela Madsen (2017) for Pauline Oliveros, world premiere)


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university symphony orchestra

University Symphony Orchestra
with the Concerto-Aria Competition Winners

Kimo Furumoto, conductor
Sunday, February 26, 2017 • 4pm
Meng Concert Hall

Otto Nicolai:  Overture to the Merry Wives of Windsor
Charles Ives:  The Unanswered Question
Franz Liszt:  Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major
Pauline Oliveros:   Tuning Meditation for Orchestra
Maurice Ravel:   Bolero


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Composer in Residence: Annie Gosfield

Annie GosfieldAnnie Gosfield, whom the BBC called "A one woman Hadron collider" works on the boundaries between notated and improvised music, electronic and acoustic sounds, refined timbres and noise. She is based in New York City, and her music is often inspired by the inherent beauty of found sounds, such as machines, destroyed pianos, warped 78 rpm records and detuned radios. She composes for others and performs with her own band, taking her music on a path through festivals, factories, clubs, art spaces, and concert halls. Gosfield was a 2012 fellow at the American Academy in Berlin, and received the Foundation for Contemporary Arts prestigious “Grants to Artists” award. Dedicated to bringing out the unique qualities of each musician, her music has been performed worldwide by the JACK Quartet, Stephen Gosling, Felix Fan, Joan Jeanrenaud, The Bang on a Can Allstars and many others, at Warsaw Autumn, the Bang on a Can Marathon, MATA, MaerzMusik, the Venice Biennale, OtherMinds, Lincoln Center, The Stone, The Miller Theatre, and The Kitchen. Annie’s latest Tzadik CD “Almost Truths and Open Deceptions” features a cello concerto, a piece for piano and broken shortwave radio, a 5-minute blast by her band, and music inspired by baseball and warped 78‘s. Recent large-scale pieces include compositions inspired by factory environments, jammed radio signals from WWII, and her grandparents’ immigrant experiences in New York City during the industrial revolution. Gosfield’s discography includes four solo releases on the Tzadik label, and she often writes on the compositional process for the New York Times’ series “The Score.” She held the Darius Milhaud chair of composition at Mills College, and has taught at Princeton University and California Institute of the Arts.