Newsletter 11-2012

headerNovember 2012


to the e-newsletter from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Composition Department. Please forward this newsletter to colleagues, students, and other interested parties in Bloomington and elsewhere.

We have begun an online archive of the works commissioned through the Dean’s Prize and the Georgina Joshi Composition Commission Award. Links to recordings but the New Music Ensemble, scores, composer sites, etc. can be found at the Recordings page.

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* MASTERS RECITAL – William Bryant

Saturday, Nov. 3, 2:00pm, Auer Hall
* MASTERS RECITAL – Nicholas Cline

Sunday, Nov. 11, 1pm, Ford Hall

Monday, Nov. 12, 7pm, Sweeney Hall

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 6:00pm, Grunwald Gallery of Fine Arts

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 8:00pm, Auer Hall

Tuesday, Nov.27, 8:00pm, Auer Hall

Wednesday, Nov. 28, 4:00pm, Ford Hall
Featuring Jeff Nelsen (Hn), John Rommel (Tpt), and Lindsey McLennan (Sop.)

Thursday, Nov. 29, 8:00pm, Auer Hall

Matthusen: the art of disappearing
Pintscher: Sonic Eclipse 
Dzubay: Producing For A While (premiere)


Sang Mi Ahn won the 31st Republic of Korea Composition Prize with her piece, Loki’s Castle (2010). This is one of the most prestigious awards given to Korean composers of traditional and western music. The competition this year was held for composers of western music with prizes awarded to winners of orchestral/opera music, chamber music, and solo/song categories. Loki’s Castle won the category for chamber music and will be performed at the Award Ceremony in the Goyang Aram Nuri Arts Center (Goyang, Korea) on November 22, 2012.
Elliott Bark

Elliott Bark’s flute concerto Shalom has received 1st prize in Orchestral Category from The Music Association of Korea, one of the top composition awards in Korean, and will be performed on the 22nd November at Aram Nuri Arts Center (Haydn Hall), Koyang, Korea.

Nicholas Cline has had a piece accepted into the SEAMUS Electroacoustic Miniatures 2012: Re-Caged. It will be released for digital download along with about 20 other pieces. This work was based on an earlier toy piano piece.
Melody Eötvös was recently awarded first place in the Soundstream National Composers Award after the world premiere of a new work for the Soundstream Ensemble Collective (Adelaide, Australia). The award results in a commission for a new work to be premiered in 2013.
Louis Goldford

Louis Goldford will receive a performance of his Hell Money for solo piano on November 11th by pianist Michael McElvain at St. John Cantius Parish, Chicago.

Steven Snethkamp’s chamber piece, Dances from the Luminiferous Ether was performed by Chicago’s Fifth House Ensemble, and was chosen as the regional winner of the Rapido! competition. The piece will be performed again in Atlanta for the national finals and a shot at a commission from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.Also, on 10/26, Disembodied for flute and tape was performed at the Museum of Modern Art in Barcelona during the LEM festival as the 2nd prize winner of the Luigi Russolo Competition. And in addition, his video work, Lunar Calligraphy 24 will be presented at the CSUS Festival of New American Music on 11/5. And in January 2013, his piece Lullaby for solo piano will be performed at the Florida State University Festival of New Music.


Brendan Faegre

Brendan Faegre’s (MM – 2010) Tanbura Dreams–an orchestral work reflecting on my time spent in India–was awarded the Northridge Prize and will finally receive its premiere this December 2012. Also, the Lake George Music Festival has asked Faegre to return as their 2013 Composer-in-residence, and will be commissioning a new work in honor of artists Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz, who spent many a summer at Stieglitz’s family estate in Lake George during the late 1910s and 1920s. In addition, the Third Angle Ensemble–one of the new music pillars in his hometown Portland, Oregon–has commissioned a new work for amplified string quartet as part of naming Faegre the Finalist in the International category of their New Ideas in Music Competition.

Dr. David Jones (DM – 1995), Associate Professor of Music at Peninsula College in Port Angeles, WA, received the premiere of his duet for vibraphone and marimba, Gamelocity, in France this past summer. PercuDuo (whose marimbist is a member of Paris Opera Orchestra) gave several performances including at the “Cuivres en Fete” Festival in St. Junien. Legal Highs (violin and marimba) was performed in Albi (France) and Osaka this summer. The Osaka performance, in Phoenix Hall, was given by Setsuko Kutsuno (mar) and Yuka Sato (vln) as part of an All-American Music concert. PC@50, commissioned by Peninsula College to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the college, was premiered by the Peninsula College Jazz Ensemble at Maier Hall in June.

David Dzubay, Chair
Composition Department
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music


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