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The 34th Annual Bowling Green New Music Festival, presented by the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music, will take place this October 16-19 on the campus of Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. This year’s festival features the work of guest composer George Lewis, performances by Ensemble Dal Niente and audio artist Pamela Z, and the work of many other guest composers, performers and presenters. Most events are free and open to the public For more information contact the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music (419-372-2685 / or visit us on the web at

The 34th Annual New Music Festival is a collaborative project of the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music, the College of Musical Arts and the Fine Arts Center Gallery of Bowling Green State University. For updates and news on the New Music Festival follow MACCM on Twitter and Facebook.




Wednesday, October 16

7 p.m., Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery, School of Art
Exhibition Opening and Performance:
“New Art & Sound:” works by Terry Adkins, George Lewis and Pamela Z, with an opening night performance by Pamela Z. Exhibition continues through Nov. 17.

Thursday, October 17

1 p.m., Bryan Recital Hall
Composer Talk: George Lewis

3 p.m., Bryan Recital Hall
Concert: music by Richard Carrick, Mario Lavista, Martin Rokeach and Allen Shearer.

7:30 p.m., Kobacker Hall
Concert: music by George Lewis, Christopher Dietz, Mathew Fuerst and Nils Vigeland.

9:30 p.m., Clazel Theatre
Concert: Ensemble Dal Niente & Friends; music by Marcos Balter, Johannes Kreidler, Stefan Prins, Shai Cohen, Girard Kratz and Alvin Lucier.

Friday, October 18

10:30 a.m., Bryan Recital Hall
Concert: music by Helmut Lachenmann, Stephen Hartke, Nicole Mitchell, Alex Mincek and Kurt Isaacson.

2:30 p.m., Kobacker Hall
Concert: works by George Lewis, Theodor Burkali, Marilyn Shrude and Stuart Saunders Smith.

8 p.m., Kobacker Hall
Concert: Ensemble Dal Niente; works by George Lewis, Mikel Kuehn, Enno Poppe, Evan Johnson and Rebecca Saunders

Saturday, October 19

10:30 a.m., Bryan Recital Hall
Young Composers’ Concert: Music by students from the Toledo School for the Arts and winners of the 2013 BGSU Young Composers Competition.

12 p.m., Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery Lobby, School of Art
Talk and Performance: George Lewis and Rob Wallace discuss improvisation in different media.

2:30 p.m., Bryan Recital Hall
Concert: Electroacoustic works by Carter Rice, Peter Ablinger, George Lewis, Joseph Klein, Marcos Balter, John Drumheller and Timothy Roy.

8 p.m., Kobacker Hall ($)
Concert: Orchestral and wind ensemble works by Braxton Blake, Cindy McTee, Yiwen Shen, Joel Puckett and Michael Gandolfi, featuring flutist Conor Nelson and clarinetist Kevin Schempf.


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The MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music (MACCM) celebrates 25 years of dynamic music making with its annual New Music Festival, October 17-20, 2012.

Featured Guest Composer: John Luther Adams

The 2012 Bowling Green New Music Festival, held on the campus of Bowling Green State University in Ohio, will be a wide-reaching interdisciplinary gathering featuring the work guest composer John Luther Adams, prize-winning author Barry Lopez, sound artist Marina Rosenfeld and many other composers, performers and scholars. Titled “Music and the Physical World,” this festival’s events will focus on music, the written word, visual art and science, exploring topics about nature, sustainability and the interconnectedness of all things. Other featured guests will include the JACK Quartet, ecomusicologist Aaron Allen and percussionist Doug Perkins.

Festival highlights include a performance of Adams’ mammoth outdoor environmental percussion work Inuksuit, a concert celebrating the influential West Coast record label Cold Blue, a screening of Leonard Kamerling’s film version of Strange and Sacred Noise, An ongoing installation of Rosenfeld’s video work WHITE LINES, and much more.

Organized by the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music and the College of Musical Arts, the festival has hosted John Adams, Samuel Adler, Milton Babbitt, William  Bolcom, Anthony Braxton, John Cage, Chen Yi, John Corigliano, George Crumb, Mario Davidovsky, Anthony Davis, Philip Glass, John Harbison, Lou Harrison, Karel Husa, Joan La Barbara, David Lang, Paul Lansky, Robert Morris, Pauline Oliveros, Shulamit Ran, Bernard Rands, Terry Riley, Christopher Rouse, Frederic Rzewski, Gunther Schuller, Joseph Schwantner, Bright Sheng, Steven Stucky, Morton Subotnick, Joan Tower, Vladimir Ussachevsky and more than 350 other guest composers and musicians since 1980. The 2012 festival marks the 33rd consecutive year of new music festivals at Bowling Green.

For a complete schedule of events visit

Most events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

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