New Sounds Festival

The New Sounds Festival at Western Michigan University presents concerts by top contemporary music ensembles and solo artist, in addition to concerts features Western faculty and our new Music group, Birds on a Wire. The festival has featured the genre-bending 20-member new music ensemble, Alarm Will Sound; the International Contemporary Ensemble; the Dither Electric Guitar Quartet; and numerous premieres by WMU's new music group, Birds on a Wire. The coming season will feature Wet Ink and Roomful of Teeth, additional will host the 2017 Society for Composers, Inc National Conference, which will feature performances by Dal Niente, Spectral Quartet, and the SPLICE Ensemble, in addition to Western's own ensembles.  The schedule for 2016-2017 festival is below. Information on the concerts can be obtained by calling (269) 387-4678.

2016-2017 SEASON

Guest Artist Recital: Latitude 49
Part of the New Sounds Festival
Friday, Oct. 7, 8 p.m.
Dalton Center Recital Hall, Free

Guest Artist Recital: Collect/Project
Part of the New Sounds Festival
Thursday, Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m.
Dalton Center Recital Hall, Free

Guest Artist Recital: Michael Hall, Viola
Part of the New Sounds Festival
Monday, Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m.
Dalton Center Recital Hall, Free

Electroacoustic Surround Sound Concert
Part of the New Sounds Festival
Wednesday, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m.
Dalton Center Recital Hall, Free

Bullock Performance Institute: Birds on a Wire
Part of the New Sounds Festival
Wednesday, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m.
Dalton Center Recital Hall, Charge
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Bullock Performance Institute: Due East
Part of the New Sounds Festival
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m.
Dalton Center Recital Hall, Charge
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Bullock Performance Institute: Wet Ink
Part of the New Sounds Festival
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m.
Dalton Center Recital Hall, Charge
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Society of Composers, Inc.: National Conference
Part of the New Sounds Festival
Thursday, March 30, through Saturday, April 1, times vary
Dalton Center, Free

Guest Artist Recital: Roomful of Teeth
Part of the New Sounds Festival
Sunday, April 9, 7:30 p.m.
Dalton Center Recital Hall, Free

2015-2016 Season

Guest Artist Recital: Hannah Addario-Berry, Cello
Part of the New Sounds Festival
Thursday, Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m.
Dalton Center Lecture Hall, Free

Bullock Performance Institute: Spektral Quartet
Part of the New Sounds Festival 
Wednesday, Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m.
Dalton Center Recital Hall, Charge
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Surround Sound Concert
Monday, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m.
Dalton Center Recital Hall, Free

Bullock Performance Institute: Birds On A Wire and Composer Robert Carl
Part of the New Sounds Festival 
Wednesday, Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m.
Dalton Center Recital Hall, Charge
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Multimedia Works 
Monday, Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m.
Dalton Center Recital Hall, Charge

Bullock Performance Institute: Ensemble Dal Niente
Part of the New Sounds Festival
Wednesday, March 2, 7:30 p.m.
Dalton Center Recital Hall, Charge
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