Join Florida International University’s School of Music for the 20th season of the New Music Miami ISCM Festival from Jan. 26-April 20 in Miami Beach.
The festival presents new music for diverse instrumentation throughout Miami, bringing together innovative composers and thinkers along with adventurous performers and audiences.
- Jan. 26: Calloway Sudol Duo presents “spaces to listen to from within.”
- Feb. 2: Aurora Borealis Duo
- Feb. 9: Alumni Composers Concert featuring NODUS Ensemble & Amernet String Quartet
- March 2: Fidelio Triod
- March 9: Music from Spain and South Florida
- March 30: Bassonist Martin Kusskman with the Amernet String Quartet & NODUS Ensemble
- April 6: Trumpet and Electronics
- April 13: The Music of Earle Brown and Morton Feldman
- April 20: Havana & Miami
The festival begins by exploring the relationships between the cello, 3-D printed instruments, architecture, new technologies, and sound with cellist Jason Calloway, composer Jacob Sudol, and instruments by the MONAD Studio (Eric Goldemberg and Veronica Zalcberg). It also welcomes artists Aurora Borealis Duo, Fidelio Trio, bassoonist Martin Kusskman along with the Amernet String Quartet and NODUS Ensemble. We will also celebrate works by our FIU alumni, music from Spain and South Florida and music by Earle Brown and Morton Feldman.
The New Music Miami ISCM Festival has developed numerous partnerships with presenting institutions, such as the Forum for New Music from Latin America and Music of the Americas Festival. The festival has enabled composers and performers to participate and present their work from countries such as Canada, Cuba, Spain, Mexico, Italy, Germany, England, and France.
The New Music Miami Festival originally began in 1993 as the May in Miami Music Festival, an annual, week-long festival occurring every May. The festival featured nightly concerts with performances by performers from the New World Symphony and FIU faculty of renowned, emerging, and student composers. In 1997, the festival expanded its scope by scheduling concerts throughout the year and became the New Music Miami Festival. By 2002, FIU became an associated chapter of the the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM), a network that now includes over 60 organizations in over 50 countries, on every continent, dedicated to promoting contemporary music in all is varied forms.
The founder of the festival, Dr. Orlando Jacinto Garcia, runs the Composition Program at FIU, and oversee the artistic direction of FIU’s contemporary ensemble, NODUS Ensemble. The distinctive character of his music has been described as “time suspended-haunting sonic explorations” that he developed from his studies with Morton Feldman among others.
For more info about the festival, please call 305-348-0496 or email firstname.lastname@example.org