Tuesday, February 3, 2009

New Music

After years of saying “I am going to get to some of the concerts of the Biennial Festival of New Music at FSU College of Music”, I finally did during the last weekend of January. I attended three of the concerts including one by “eighth blackbird”, an established ensemble specializing in the performance of new music - http://www.eighthblackbird.com/

I also attended an electro-acoustic concert where a single instrument interacts with electronic music which featured some fine performances. The final concert I attended featured the FSU Wind Orchestra, the University Symphony Orchestra, and the University Chamber Choir. Of all of it, I probably most liked the work of current FSU doctoral student, Neil Anderson-Himmelspach. Nearly thirty composers from around the world participated in the festival.