Festival Schedule

2020 Concerts

Tentative schedule below. 

Under Twilight

Sinquefield Music Center Parking Lot • 9:00 PM CDT

Reserve spaces here

At 9:00 p.m. Friday, July 31, the MICF will present “Under Twilight,” a multimedia event with both in-person and online components, curated by Mizzou professor Carolina Heredia. The evening will feature videos that will be both streamed online and projected on an array of special outdoor 3D screens for a “drive-in” audience in the parking lot of the Sinquefield Music Center on the Mizzou campus, while accompanying music is simulcast on radio station KMUC (90.5 FM). 

The event will take place in the parking lot north of the Sinquefield Music Center, on the University of Missouri's campus in Columbia, Missouri. Enter via Paquin Street (a one-way street going west), accessible via Matthews Street.

Finale Concert

8:00 PM CDT

Pre-register here

The second event of the 2020 Mizzou International Composers Festival Online will feature livestreamed performances by three ensembles with close ties to the festival: Alarm Will Sound, Khemia Ensemble, and the Mizzou New Music Ensemble.

The program will include Alarm Will Sound's performance of Anthem by the legendary artist Meredith Monk. Anthem is the first work in Alarm Will Sound's new series, VIDEO CHAT VARIATIONS, remotely performed world premieres that respond to the quirks of video chat platforms. Anthem is inspired by the Buddhist concept of the interdependence of all things. Using what is inherent in the video-chat medium, Monk offers a spacious and expansive composition that encourages us to move forward with this kind of conscious awareness, even while being out of synch with each other in an uneasy world. Alarm Will Sound has a long history with Meredith Monk, dating back to their 2005 Carnegie Hall premiere of Monk's work, Night.

Two Mizzou student composers' works will be presented on the program. The Mizzou New Music Ensemble will perform Daniel Fitzpatrick's Ancient Echoes, a concertino for banjo and ensemble that features the composer as banjo soloist. The group premiered the work on March 10 at the School of Music's Sinquefield Music Center, and recorded the audio and video for the work in the center's state-of-the-art recording facility.

The Khemia Ensemble -- led by MU faculty composer Dr. Carolina Heredia -- will perform the world premiere of Niko Schroeder's (MM '20) Moves, for ensemble and video. The video component features a virtual game of chess, whose pieces and moves are controlled by various aspects of the music. 

The final piece on the program will feature members of all three ensembles coming together to perform two works by Pauline Oliveros's: From Unknown Silences and King Kong Sing Along. From Unknown Silences -- the first part of Oliveros's Four Meditations for Orchestra -- instructs the performers to create one single, unique sound at a time, with distinct silences before and after each sound. King Kong Sing Along is a work for voices directs performers: "In a calling style you like, call your name, or the names of people that you would like to communicate with or remember. Listen first. Direct your voice toward reflective surfaces to make echoes. Let the call become a song that blends with others calling from long distances through large crowds of people." The ensemble members -- scattered across the country -- rehearsed and recorded the work using the Jamulus platform, which enabled them to transmit audio with virtually no latency. 

The event will feature pre-recorded video interviews with the composers between each of the works, as well as a live post-concert discussion after the program.

2020 Festival Schedule

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

Monday, July 27

  • 6:30 PM - 9:30PM CDT: Resident Composer Presentations
    Stream live on at the Mizzou New Music Initiative's Facebook
    • 6:30 PM: Pascal Le Boeuf
    • 7:15 PM: DM R (Diana M. Rodriguez)
    • 8:00 PM: Niko Schroeder
    • 8:45 PM: Celka Ojakangas

Tuesday, July 28

  • 6:00 PM - 9:00PM CDT: Resident Composer Presentations
    Stream live on at the Mizzou New Music Initiative's Facebook
    • 6:00 PM: Felipe Tovar-Henao
    • 6:45 PM: Shuying Li
    • 7:30 PM: Andrew Tholl
    • 8:15 PM: Yu Kuwabara

Wednesday, July 29

Friday, July 31 

  • 9:00 PM: UNDER TWILIGHT: A Drive-In Multimedia Event
    Sinquefield Music Center Parking Lot
    Reserve spaces here

Saturday, August 1

  • 8:00 PM:  FINALE CONCERT featuring performances by Alarm Will Sound, Khemia Ensemble, and Mizzou New Music Ensemble
    Pre-register here

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