New Sounds Festival

The New Sounds Festival at Western Michigan University presents concerts by top contemporary music ensembles and solo artists, 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;  Ensemble Dal Niente; the Wet Ink Ensemble; the SPLICE Ensemble; the Spektral Quartet; the Prism Quartet; Roomful of Teeth; the Dither Electric Guitar Quartet; . The coming season will feature the Pen Trio; the Prism Quartet; the SPLICE Ensemble; the Spektral Quartet; and others. The schedule for 2017-2018 festival is below. Information on the concerts can be obtained by calling (269) 387-4678.

2017-2018 SEASON

 

FALL 2017

Guest Artist Recital: University of Michigan Performing Arts Technology
Friday, Oct. 6, 8 p.m.
Dalton Center Recital Hall, Free

Bullock Performance Institute: Birds on a Wire
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m.
Dalton Center Recital Hall, Charge

Guest Artist Recital: Prism Quartet
Saturday, Oct. 14, 8 p.m.
Dalton Center Recital Hall, Free

University Symphonic Band (with Prism Quartet)
Sunday, Oct. 15, 3 p.m.
Miller Auditorium, Free

Guest Artist Recital: Oakland Guitar Ensemble
Friday, Oct. 20, 8 p.m.
Dalton Center Recital Hall, Free

Electroacoustic Surround Sound Concert
Monday, Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m.
Dalton Center Recital Hall, Free

Bullock Performance Institute: Voice of the Whale
Wednesday, Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m.
Dalton Center Recital Hall, Charge

SPRING 2018

SPLICEfest
Friday, Jan. 26, all day
Dalton Center Recital Hall, Free

SPLICEfest
Saturday, Jan. 27, all day
Dalton Center Recital Hall, Free

Bullock Performance Institute: Drew Whiting, Saxophone; John Mayrose, Guitar; Ed Martin, Piano
Wednesday, Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m.
Dalton Center Recital Hall, Charge
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Birds on a Wire
Tuesday, Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m.
Dalton Center Recital Hall, Free

Bullock Performance Institute: Spektral Quartet and Mark DeChiazza
Wednesday, April 11, 7:30 p.m.
Dalton Center Recital Hall, Charge
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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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