Festival Schedule

2019 Concerts

Pop-Up Concert #1: Khemia Duos [flute+clarinet]

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

Flutist Colleen White and clarinetist Thiago Ancelmo of multimedia chamber group Khemia Ensemble perform works outside of Sparky's Homemade Ice Cream on one of downtown Columbia's main thoroughfares.

Program TBA.

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:

  • Stefan Freund, con/influences
  • Mary Kouyoumdjian, Paper Pianos
  • Donnacha Dennehy, The Hunger (concert version)
  • Amy Beth Kirsten, Jacob in Chains*

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

Bels Lontano

Cafe Berlin • 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.

nspired 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 Duos [percussion]

Uprise Bakery • 1:00 PM

Percussionists Shane Jones and Chelsea Tinsler Jones of multimedia chamber group Khemia Ensemble perform a series of intimate works by John Cage, Andy Akiho, and more at Uprise Bakery in downtown Columbia.

Mizzou New Music Ensemble and Mizzou Percussion

Missouri Theatre • 7:30 PM

The Mizzou New Music Ensemble 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

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
  • Carolina Heredia, Soledad

Dismal Niche Presents: Eli Keszler

Cafe Berlin • 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, TBA
  • 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, TBA
  • Chelsea Komschlies, Hexactinellida
  • Aaron Mencher, Haworthia
  • Nicole Murphy, Dust
  • Peter Shin, dogwhistling
  • Kristina Wolfe, A Curation of Finds

2019 Festival Schedule

Throughout the Week (Times TBA):
Eight-channel sound installation by Daniel Neumann and Kenneth Kirschner

Second floor lobby of Missouri Theatre, 203 S. 9th St.

 

Monday, July 22

  • 10:00 AM – 12:45 PM: Resident Composer Presentations
    MU Fine Arts Building 145 - Open to the Public

 

Tuesday, July 23

  • 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM: Resident Composer Presentations
    MU Fine Arts Building 145 - Open to the Public
     
  • 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM: Alarm Will Sound Rehearsal with Guest Composers
    Missouri Theatre, 203 S. 9th Street - Open to the Public

 

Wednesday, July 24

  • 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM: Alarm Will Sound Rehearsal with Guest Composers
    Missouri Theatre, 203 S. 9th Street - Open to the Public

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

Thursday, July 25

  • 1:00 PM: POP-UP CONCERT #1: KHEMIA DUOS
    Outside of Sparky's Homemade Ice Cream (21 S. 9th Street)
     
  • 7:30 PM:  ALARM WILL SOUND OPENING CONCERT
    Missouri Theatre (203 S. 9th Street)
    Featuring music of Donnacha Dennehy, Amy Beth Kirsten, Stefan Freund, and Mary Kouyoumdjian
     
  • 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

 

Friday, July 26 

  • 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Alarm Will Sound Rehearsal with Resident Composers
    Loeb Hall 201 - Open to the Public
     
  • 1:00 PM: POP-UP CONCERT #2: KHEMIA DUOS
    Uprise Bakery (10 Hitt Street)
    Works by John Cage, Andy Akiho, and more
     
  • 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM: Alarm Will Sound Rehearsal with Resident Composers
    Loeb Hall 201 - Open to the Public
     
  • 7:30 PM:  MIZZOU NEW MUSIC CONCERT
    Missouri Theatre (203 South 9th Street)
    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: DISMAL NICHE PRESENTS: ELI KESZLER
    Cafe Berlin (220 North 10th Street)
    "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

 

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
     
  • 7:30 PM:  ALARM WILL SOUND: EIGHT WORLD PREMIERES
    Missouri Theatre (203 South 9th Street)
    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

 

All Events, Dates, Times, and Locations Subject to Change