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Lisa Bielawa, composer/performer

Lisa Bielawa, composer/performer

rabbit rabbit

Carla Kihlstedt and Matthias Bossi of Rabbit Rabbit

laura rubin

Laurie Rubin, mezzo-soprano

elliott sharp

Elliott Sharp, composer/guitarist

either/or

Either/Or chamber ensemble

divan

Divan Consort, CSUF New Music Ensemble-in-residence

madsen

Pamela Madsen, Festival Director

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2015 New Music Festival: IMAGE - MUSIC - TEXT

California State University, Fullerton's School of Music and Dr. Pamela Madsen, artistic director, are pleased to present the 2015 New Music Festival: Image - Music - Text.

This year’s festival celebrates the theme of Image-Music-Text as it reaches across disciplines to present works inspired by visual art, connecting with Grand Central Arts Center’s premiere of Lisa Bielawa’s new opera Vireo and culminating in Either/Or’s presentation of the iconic 4.5 hour work For Philip Guston by Morton Feldman.

The multi-day festival features workshops, masterclasses, lectures, and nightly concerts. Guest artists include Carla Kihlstedt and Mattthias Bossi of Rabbit Rabbit; Grand Central Arts Center composer/performer-in-residence, Lisa Bielawa; renowned mezzo-soprano, Laurie Rubin; guest composer/guitarist-in-residence Elliott Sharp; and members of Either/Or chamber ensemble. Divan Consort will be this year’s new music ensemble-in-residence. Performances will include works by Bielawa, Richard Carrick of Either/Or, faculty composer Ken Walicki, new multi-media works by Sharp, new works from Luminosity: multi-media opera by Madsen, and Morton Feldman’s epic 4.5 hour For Philip Guston.

The festival will be held in conjunction with the 24th Annual conference of the West Coast Society of Music Theory and Analysis, presenting papers and lectures that engage creatively with the topics of the festival. During the festival, the Recital Hall will host the World Electroacoustic Listening Room Project (WEALR), featuring new multi-media works curated by Jane Rigler and Darwin Grosse. In addition, following WEALR will be the Composer-Performer Symposium followed by the CSUF New Music Ensemble in a collaborative concert featuring guest composers/performers-in residence: Either/Or, Richard Carrick, Jane Rigler, and Elliott Sharp in Meng Hall.

The performance of Feldman’s For Philip Guston by Either/Or has been hailed for its “musicianship - and endurance - at its finest, and composition at its most enduring and extraordinary.” Presented with generous support from MAMM Alliance, the work will be performed without interruption in an “open door” concert in Meng Hall, free and open to the public. The Sunday performance will be the crowning event of the weeklong festival dedicated to inter-arts collaboration and creativity.

Tickets, Directions and Parking

Tickets range from free admission to $15.

Carla Kihlstedt and Mattthias Bossi (Rabbit Rabbit) with Lisa Bielawa, composer
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 8pm
Meng Concert Hall
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Divan Consort, CSUF New Music Ensemble-in-residence, with Laurie Rubin, mezzo-soprano
Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 8pm
Meng Concert Hall

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Elliott Sharp, composer/guitarist and guests
Friday, February 27, 2015 at 8pm
Meng Concert Hall

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Either/Or chamber ensemble with composer/guitarist Elliott Sharp, mezzo-soprano Laurie Rubin, CSUF New Music Ensemble, and guest artist Jane Rigler
Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 8pm
Meng Concert Hall

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Either/Or performing Feldman's epic 4.5 hour work For Philip Guston
Sunday, March 1, 2015 • 2-6:30PM
Meng Concert Hall
Free to the public

Directions

Click here for a map of the campus including Recital Hall and Meng Concert Hall locations.

Parking during the week is $8 (free on the weekend after 5 p.m. Friday.)

Pay and Park short term parking is $2 per hour (2 hour maximum)

 

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Festival Schedule

Wednesday, February 25

Carla Kihlstedt and Mattthias Bossi (Rabbit Rabbit) with Lisa Bielawa, composer/vocalist
8PM Meng Concert Hall

Thursday, February 26

Divan Consort, CSUF New Music Ensemble-in-residence, with Laurie Rubin, mezzo-soprano, featuring Hurry by Lisa Bielawa, and new works by faculty composers Pamela Madsen, Ken Walicki and more
8PM Meng Concert Hall

Friday, February 27

Elliott Sharp, composer/guitarist and guests
8PM Meng Concert Hall

Saturday, February 28

World Electroacoustic Listening Room Project, curated by Jane Rigler and Darwin Grosse
10-2PM Recital Hall

Composer Performer Symposium, featuring Lecture-Demos by festival artists
2-6PM Recital Hall

Either/Or chamber ensemble with composer/guitarist Elliott Sharp, mezzo-soprano Laurie Rubin, CSUF New Music Ensemble, and guest artist Jane Rigler performing works by Elliott Sharp, Richard Carrick, Pamela Madsen and more
8PM Meng Concert Hall

Sunday, March 1

Either/Or performing Feldman's epic 4.5 hour work For Philip Guston
2-6:30PM Meng Concert Hall