New Sounds Festival

The New Sounds Festival, originally an annual showcase concert for Western Michigan University composition students, has expanded to highlight some of the best contemporary music in the world. The festival has featured the genre-bending 20-member new music ensemble, Alarm Will Sound; the International Contemporary Ensemble; the Dither Electric Guitar Quartet; Ensemble Dal Niente; and numerous premieres by WMU's new music group, Birds on a Wire. The festival previously only presented concerts each spring, but now offers concerts throughout the year. The schedule for 2015-2016 festival is below. Information on the concerts can be obtained by calling (269) 387-4678.

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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