March 4, 2024

New Music Festival 2024 - Monday, March 4 and Tuesday, March 5
Time: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: COFAC Recital Hall
Description: These performances are free and open for general seating.

Monday, March 4, 7:30pm - NMF Concert I
Music by Eve Beglarian, Hong-Da Chin, and Matt Sargent
Matt Sargent, electric guitar
with
Ashlee Mack, piano

Until it Blazes (2011) Eve Beglarian
Matt Sargent, electric guitar with digital delay

Songs, clouds (2020) Matt Sargent
Ashlee Mack, piano and electronics

A Bittersweet Smile (2023) Hong-Da Chin
Matt Sargent, electric guitar

Fifth Illumination (2020) Matt Sargent
Matt Sargent, electric guitar and electronics with real-time score
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Tuesday, March 5, 2:00pm - NMF Student Concert II
Music by WIU Student Composers

Ruisseau Babillant (2024) Joe Crisler
Denzel Abarquez, piano

Introductions (2024) Libbey Lazowski
Karol Sheese, clarinet
James Sheese, horn
Maria Fernanda Rodriguez Hurtado, cello
Savanna Miller, vibraphone

Measured (2023) Christina Wier
Christina Wier, piano

March of the Orcs (2023) Libbey Lazowski
Neill Roshto, horn
Evan Goodson, horn
Emily Hardy, horn
James Sheese, horn

The Unexpected Journey (2024) Brady Wade
Rich Bliesener, piano

Extraction (2024) Mackenzie Block
Grant Hibbeler, flute
Nat Wiley, bassoon
Evan Goodson, horn
Maria Fernanda Rodriguez Hurtado, cello
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Tuesday, March 5, 7:30pm - NMF Concert III
Music by Robert Carl and Matt Sargent, Jeff Herriott, and James Romig
Matt Sargent, electric guitar
with
Ashlee Mack, piano

Splectar (2022) Robert Carl and Matt Sargent
Matt Sargent, electric guitar and interactive electronics

green is passing (1999/2006) Jeff Herriott
Ashlee Mack, piano and electronics

The Fragility of Time (2022) James Romig
Matt Sargent, electric guitar

Dawn Light Sneaks Through the Trees (2024) Jeff Herriott
Matt Sargent, pedal steel guitar and interactive electronics

Since 1988, the annual New Music Festival at Western Illinois University has provided the WIU community the opportunity to hear concerts of recently-composed acoustic and electroacoustic music, curated and performed by WIU faculty and guests. In addition to concerts, the NMF features lectures, panel discussions, masterclasses, workshops, and other interactions between students, faculty, and invited composers that further connect our community to the world of contemporary music.

This year's featured composer/performer is Matt Sargent.

This year's guest composer is Jeff Herriott.

The festival's directors are WIU Composition Faculty James Romig and Hong-Da Chin.

Related Web Site: NMF 2024
Contact Information:
 Joanie Herbert
 Phone: 309-298-1843
 Email: JE-Herbert@wiu.edu
Source: School of Music

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