Festival Schedule

2019 Concerts

Pop-Up Concert #1: Khemia

Outside Sparky's Homemade Ice Cream, 21 S. 9th St. • 1:00 PM

New music on the streets (well, sidewalks) of Columbia! Members of Khemia Ensemble -- flutist Elizabeth Robinson, clarinetist Thiago Ancelmo de Souza, violinist Er-Gene Kahng, and soprano Amy Petrongelli -- perform the first of two free pop-up concerts in downtown Columbia, on 9th St. outside of Sparky's Homemade Ice Cream.

Program includes:

  • Lembit Beecher, It's a Paradoxical Thing
  • Heitor Villa-Lobos, Chorôs no. 2
  • Ellen Harrison, All One Can Imagine
  • Bruno Mantovani, Bug
  • Bjarne Brustad, Trollkvenna

Opening Concert: Alarm Will Sound

Missouri Theatre • 7:30 PM

“One of the most vital and original ensembles on the American music scene.” – The New York Times

MICF ensemble-in-residence Alarm Will Sound performs the festival's opening concert. Program includes:

  • Amy Beth Kirsten, Jacob in Chains*
  • Stefan Freund, con/influences
  • Donnacha Dennehy, The Hunger**

* world premiere, commissioned by the Mizzou International Composers Festival and Alarm Will Sound

** concert version (world premiere)

 

Featured Guest Performers:

  • Richard Crawford: Jacob, Jacob in Chains
  • Katherine Manley: Asenath Nicholson, The Hunger
  • Iarla O'Lionaird: Man, The Hunger

Bels Lontano (co-presented with Dismal Niche)

Cafe Berlin, 220 N. 10th St. • 9:30 PM

Electronic artist Bels Lontano -- aka MU composition faculty member Bret Bohman -- performs a late-night set mixing original music with electronic works Mizzou composers and MICF resident composers.

Inspired by an eclectic range of musical and non-musical sources, Bels Lontano explores concepts of liminal spaces, natural beauty, therapy, and personal growth through the creation of rich sonic tapestries and melodic beat music stemming from the traditions of IDM, hip-hop, contemporary classical, and ambient.

Pop-Up Concert #2: Khemia

Uprise Bakery, 10 Hitt St. • 1:00 PM

Enjoy some new music with your lunch, as Khemia Ensemble percussionists Chelsea Tinsler Jones and Shane Jones perform the second of two free pop-up concerts in downtown Columbia, inside Uprise Bakery.

Program includes:
• Tim Peterson, Duet for Body Percussion
• Andy Akiho, Karakurenai
• Tom Johnson, Counting Duets
• John Cage, Living Room Music (with Amy Petrongelli and Cole Anderson)

Mizzou New Music Ensemble, DRAX and Mizzou Percussion

Missouri Theatre • 7:30 PM

The Mizzou New Music Ensemble, DRAX, and Mizzou Percussion perform works by Mizzou faculty and student composers and MICF guest and resident composers.

The Mizzou New Music Ensemble's program includes:

  • Donnacha Dennehy, The Blotting
  • Amy Beth Kirsten, World Under Glass no. 2
  • Jack Snelling, City Swing

DRAX's program includes:

  • Carolina Heredia, Soledad

Mizzou Percussion's program includes:

  • Inti Logan Figgis-Vizueta, to give you form and breath
  • Annika Socolofsky, The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows
  • Amy Beth Kirsten, They Might Be Giants

Eli Keszler (co-presented with Dismal Niche)

Firestone Baars Chapel, 1306 E. Walnut St. • 9:30 PM

MICF is proud to partner with Columbia-based experimental music organization Dismal Niche to present NYC-based percussionist/composer Eli Keszler.

"For more than a decade, experimental percussionist and sound artist Eli Keszler has dismantled the idea of what a drum can be and how it should sound." -- Pitchfork

"Eli Keszler's music occupies a unique but imaginative space on the experimental music landscape." -- PopMatters

Khemia Ensemble

Whitmore Recital Hall • 11:00 AM

Multimedia chamber group Khemia Ensemble -- featuring MU faculty members Carolina Heredia, Bret Bohman, and Eli Lara -- perform a program of works taken from their new season IDENTITY, including works by MICF resident composer Inti Figgis-Vizueta and Khemia Call for Scores winners Emma O'Halloran and Daniel Fawcett.

Program includes:

  • Carolina Heredia, Negative Image
  • Daniel Fawcett, Neoteric Air
  • Andy Akiho, Kararuenai
  • Inti Figgis-Vizueta, augment|amplify
  • Patricia Martinez, los tiempos del alma
  • Bret Bohman, Interlude
  • Chris Cerrone, i will learn to love a person and then i will teach you and then we will know
  • Emma O'Halloran, Constellations

Eight World Premieres

Missouri Theatre • 7:30 PM

More than 215 composers from around the world applied, the top eight are here! Alarm Will Sound performs world premieres by the festival's eight resident composers.

Program includes:

  • Theo Chandler, Familiar Punchlines
  • Inti Figgis-Vizueta, braiding on golden stoops
  • Charles Halka, Fever Dream
  • Chelsea Komschlies, Hexactinellida
  • Aaron Mencher, Haworthia
  • Nicole Murphy, Dust
  • Peter Shin, dogwhistling
  • Kristina Wolfe, A Curation of Finds

2019 Festival Schedule

Monday, July 22

  • 9:45 AM – 12:00 PM: Resident Composer Presentations
    MU Fine Arts Building 145
     
  • 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM: Alarm Will Sound Rehearsal with Resident Composers (open to the public)
    Missouri Theatre, 203 S. 9th Street
     
  • 6:00 PM – 8:10 PM: Resident Composer Presentations
    MU Fine Arts Building 145

Tuesday, July 23

  • 9:30 AM – 10:55 AM: Resident Composer Presentations
    MU Fine Arts Building 145
     
  • 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM: 050719 by reference, 8-channel sound installation by Daniel Neumann and Kenneth Kirschner
    Missouri Theatre, 2nd floor lobby
     
  • 7:00 PM: Daniel Neumann, Guest Artist Presentation
    Missouri Theatre, 2nd floor lobby
     

Wednesday, July 24

  • 2:10 PM – 5:30 PM: Alarm Will Sound Rehearsal with Resident Composers (open to the public)
    Missouri Theatre

  • 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM: 050719 by reference, 8-channel sound installation by Daniel Neumann and Kenneth Kirschner
    Missouri Theatre, 2nd floor lobby

  • 7:00 PM: Donnacha Dennehy, Guest Composer Presentation
    MU Fine Arts Building 145
     
  • 8:15 PM: Amy Beth Kirsten, Guest Composer Presentation
    MU Fine Arts Building 145
     

Thursday, July 25

  • 1:00 PM: POP-UP CONCERT #1: KHEMIA
    Outside of Sparky's Homemade Ice Cream (21 S. 9th Street)
     
  • 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM: 050719 by reference, 8-channel sound installation by Daniel Neumann and Kenneth Kirschner
    Missouri Theatre, 2nd floor lobby
     
  • 7:30 PM:  ALARM WILL SOUND OPENING CONCERT
    Missouri Theatre 
    Featuring music of Stefan Freund, Amy Beth Kirsten, and Donnacha Dennehy with guest performers Richard Crawford, Kate Manley, and Iarla O’Lionard.
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  • 9:30 PM: BELS LONTANO CONCERT
    Cafe Berlin (220 North 10th Street)
    An evening-long set mixing original electronic music with works by MU composers and MICF resident composers
    co-produced with Dismal Niche

Friday, July 26 

  • 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM: Alarm Will Sound Rehearsal with Resident Composers (open to the public)
    Loeb Hall 201
     
  • 1:00 PM: POP-UP CONCERT #2: KHEMIA
    Uprise Bakery (10 Hitt Street)
    Works by John Cage, Andy Akiho, and more
     
  • 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Alarm Will Sound Rehearsal with Resident Composers (open to the public)
    Loeb Hall 201
     
  • 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM: 050719 by reference, 8-channel sound installation by Daniel Neumann and Kenneth Kirschner
    Missouri Theatre, 2nd floor lobby
     
  • 7:30 PM:  MIZZOU NEW MUSIC CONCERT
    Missouri Theatre
    Mizzou New Music Ensemble performs works by Donnacha Dennehy, Amy Beth Kirsten, and MU student composer Jack Snelling. Mizzou Percussion performs works by MICF resident composer Inti Figgis-Vizueta, Amy Beth Kirsten, Annika Socolofsky, and Carolina Heredia
     
  • 9:30 PM:  ELI KESZLER
    Firestone Baars Chapel (1306 E. Walnut St.)
    "For more than a decade, experimental percussionist and sound artist Eli Keszler has dismantled the idea of what a drum can be and how it should sound." -- Pitchfork
    co-produced with Dismal Niche
     

Saturday, July 27

  • 11:00 AM: KHEMIA ENSEMBLE
    Whitmore Recital Hall (MU Fine Arts Building)
    Multimedia works by Carolina Heredia, Daniel Fawcett, Andy Akiho, Inti Figgis-Vizueta, Patricia Martinez, Bret Bohman, Chris Cerrone, and Emma O'Halloran
     
  • 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM: 050719 by reference, 8-channel sound installation by Daniel Neumann and Kenneth Kirschner
    Missouri Theatre, 2nd floor lobby
     
  • 7:30 PM:  ALARM WILL SOUND: EIGHT WORLD PREMIERES
    Missouri Theatre
    Alarm Will Sound premieres works by the festival's eight resident composers: Theo Chandler, Inti Figgis-Vizueta, Chelsea Komschlies, Charles Halka, Aaron Mencher, Nicole Murphy, Peter Shin, and Kristina Wolfe

 

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