Festival Schedule

2021 Concerts

World Premieres I

7:30 PM CDT

Stream at the Mizzou New Music Facebook or MU School of Music YouTube

The 2021 MICF's kickoff event will feature resident ensemble Alarm Will Sound premiering new works by three of the festival's resident composers, plus the first look of an excerpt from distinguished guest composer David T. Little's opera What Belongs to You, featuring Grammy-winning vocalist Karim Sulayman.

    Program:

    • Ana Paola Santillán Alcocer, Spiraling Down the Rabbit Hole
    • Celka Ojakangas, Sploopy
    • Daniel Fitzpatrick, Adapt
    • David T. Little, What Belongs to You (Act I)

    Mizzou New Music

    7:30 PM CDT

    Stream at the Mizzou New Music Facebook or MU School of Music YouTube

    The second event of the 2021 MICF will feature the Mizzou New Music Ensemble performing works by distinguished guest composers Chen Yi and David T. Little, and Khemia Ensemble performing works by Mizzou- and MICF-affiliated composers Stefan Freund, Nina Shekhar, and Phillip Sink.

    Program:

    Mizzou New Music Ensemble:

    • Chen Yi, Near Distance
    • David T. Little, descanso (waiting)

    Khemia Ensemble:

    • Stefan Freund, Songs of Persephone*
    • Phillip Sink, Bite!*
    • Nina Shekhar, Don’t Beat a Word*

    * = world premiere

    Entry Points of Empathy

    7:30 PM CDT

    Stream at the Mizzou New Music Facebook or MU School of Music YouTube

    Entry Points of Empathy is a multimedia event by artist collective ANTiCX, featuring works by collective members Annika Socolofsky, Nina Shekhar, Tanner Porter, inti figgis-vizueta, Carolina Heredia, and video artist Xuan, performed by Mizzou faculty and guests. The event will feature video interludes, live graphics, and a sound sculpture by Xuan.

    Program:

    • Nina Shekhar, [redact]
    • Tanner Porter, Two movements for clarinet*
    • Carolina Heredia, Tango Americano
    • Xuan, Interludes 1 and 2*
    • Annika Socolofsky, The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows: the meantime**
    • inti figgis-vizueta, a bridge between starshine and clay
    • ANTiCX, Entry Points of Empathy*

    * = world premiere

    ** = video world premiere

    World Premieres II

    7:30 PM CDT

    Stream at the Mizzou New Music Facebook or MU School of Music YouTube

    The final event of the 2021 MICF will feature Alarm Will Sound performing new works from six resident composers, plus the American premiere of Stefan Freund's arrangement of “Sparkle” by distinguished guest composer Chen Yi

    Program:

    • DM R, I watched them burying me
    • Paul Mortilla, Rainbow Diamond
    • Shuying Li, Sweeping and Weeping
    • Chen Yi (arr. Stefan Freund), Sparkle
    • Yu Kuwabara, Nested Time
    • Nina Shekhar, Turn Your Feet Around
    • Andrew Tholl, Despite the Unforeseen Circumstances; or Just Another Illusion of Explanatory Depth

    2021 Festival Schedule

    All dates, times and locations are tentative and subject to change.

    Sunday, July 25

    Monday, July 26

    Tuesday, July 27

    Wednesday, July 28

    Thursday, July 29 

    Friday, July 30

    Saturday, July 31