New Music at Bowling Green
International Call for
Works and Papers
Bowling Green State
University continues its long-standing commitment to the contemporary
arts by issuing an open submission policy for the 2003-2004 season.
Composers are invited to submit original compositions for inclusion on
the internationally acclaimed BGSU New Music & Art Festival to be
held on October 16-18, 2003, featuring guest composer Bright Sheng.
Submitted works will also be considered for year-round performance
under the sponsorship of the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music.
Selected works will be performed throughout the season by distinguished
faculty, guest performers and student ensembles.
[application deadline has expired]
- Composers are invited to submit pieces for any medium.
Please include a performance recording, if available, and a short
biography or resume.
- In addition to acoustic works, multimedia works involving
tape, video or interactive electronics are considered. CD, DAT and ADAT
are preferred formats. Video formats may be 1/2" VHS, Hi8, DVD, miniDV
- The 24th Annual New Music & Art Festival will feature
guest ensemble Brave New Works (voice, flute, clarinet, piano, harp, 2
violins, viola, cello). Works written for the complete ensemble, as
well as any combination of these instruments, are encouraged.
- Music must be postmarked by February 3, 2003, for
consideration on the 24th Annual New Music & Art Festival.
Compositions received after the deadline will still be considered for
performance on the 2003-2004 concert season and the 25th Annual New
Music & Art Festival.
- Entries without return postage will automatically be placed
in the Archives of the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music. All
music in this unique collection is catalogued and circulated. For
return of materials, enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope. Please
include name, address, phone number and email with submissions.
- Composers selected to participate in the festival must
provide scores and parts at their expense. Attendance at the festival
is required; a small travel honorarium will be offered to each guest
composer and paper presenter.
Send scores to:
Burton Beerman, Director MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music
College of Musical Arts
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio 43403-0290
While care will be taken
in the handling of materials, BGSU cannot be responsible for any loss
Brave New Works are:
Chris Younghoon Kim,
artistic director and conductor
Jennifer Goltz, voice
Maria Sampen, violin
Steve Miahky, violin
Tim Christie, viola
Katri Ervamaa, cello
Winston Choi, piano
Emily Perryman, flute [For this residency Sarah
Brady will be Emily's Maternity replacement]
Celia Eidex, clarinet
Amy Ley, harp
In addition to our faculty
performers, the following performance resources are available:
Wind Ensemble - Bruce Moss,
Bowling Green Philharmonia - Emily Freeman Brown, director
Choral Activities - Mark Munson and William Skoog, conductors
Jazz Lab Bands - Russell Schmidt and Jeff Halsey, director
Afro-Caribbean Ensemble - Steven Cornelius, director
Early Music Ensemble - Mary Natvig, director
Graduate String Quartet - Alan Smith, supervisor
Kusuma Sari Gamelan - David Harnish, director
New Music Ensemble - Mikel Kuehn, director
Guitar Ensembles - Chris Buzzelli, director
Percussion Ensembles - Roger B. Schupp, director
Saxophone Ensembles - John Sampen, director
Student Jazz Combos - Jeff Halsey, director
Trombone Ensemble - William Mathis, director
Trumpet Ensemble - George Novak, director
Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble - Velvet Brown, director
Electric Arts Duo (intermedia performing ensemble for clarinet and
The Guarneri Duo (cello and piano)
Saxophone and Piano Duo
These activities are
sponsored in part by the College of Musical Arts' MidAmerican Center
for Contemporary Music at Bowling Green State University. The
MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music is devoted to the study and
promotion of contemporary music and technology. Building on the strong
and internationally recognized activities of BGSU's College of Musical
Arts, the Center presents concerts and symposia, disseminates
information, sponsors research, collects archival materials, and
assists music professionals throughout the United States.
For more information,
please contact the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music at:
3:30 p.m. seminar
Proclaimed “an innovative composer who merges diverse musical customs
works that transcend conventional aesthetic boundaries,” Bright
the coveted MacArthur Foundation Fellowship—the
Award”—in November 2001. “Sheng is a fresh voice in cross-cultural
music,” the Foundation Committee further noted. “He will continue
to be an important leader in exploring and bridging musical
music is noted for its lyrical, limpid melodies inspired by the folk
China, particularly from the remote Chinese province of Qinghai, where
was sent during the the Cultural Revolution; a Bartókian sense
propulsion; and musical and theatrical gestures borrowed or derived
opera. Although his works are not “political” music, two of his major
orchestral works (H’un
(Lacerations) and Nanking!
Nanking!) indeed were
inspired by events in recent Chinese history.
Bryan Recital Hall
5:30 p.m. exhibition openings
Sensory Integration, a composite
of digital audio and visuals produced by Computer
Art Club and Composer’s
Experiential Extremism, an
art installation by BGSU faculty members Elainie
Lillios and Bonnie
Pre-concert talk by composer Bright Sheng.
Bryan Recital Hall
8:00 p.m. concert
Recognized as one of the world’s greatest string quartets, the Takács Quartet appears regularly in major
music capitals and prestigious festivals. Based in Colorado, the
quartet has been the ensemble-in-residence at the University of
Colorado since 1983. The initially all-Hungarian quartet, now led by
British-born Edward Dusinberre, received a 2003 Grammy in the Chamber Music Performance category
and Gramaphone’s “Chamber Music Recording of
the Year” award in 2002 and 1998. The quartet will perform
selections from its award-winning Beethoven and
Bartók cycles, as
well as a quartet they recently commissioned from featured composer
Bright Sheng. This event is presented in conjunction with the College
of Musical Arts Festival Series.
$ Kobacker Hall
10:30 p.m. screening
Videos by Gary Lee Nelson and Christine Gorbach, Sylvia Pengilly, John Villec and
10:30 a.m. concert
Works by Braxton
Blake, Gregory Cornelius, Jeff Herriott and David
Bryan Recital Hall
2:30 p.m. concert
Works by Mikel
Kuehn, Julie Yount Morgan, Bright Sheng, Karen P. Thomas and Michael Sidney Timpson.
6:30 p.m. exhibition opening
Radical Line: Innovation in Chinese
Contemporary Painting, October 19–November
This exhibition sets its sights on the influences—collision, rejection,
integration—that have motivated a number of contemporary Chinese
to reexamine their relationship to traditional Chinese media and values
intersect with Western culture and ideas. Radical
not only to the tradition of ink drawing and calligraphy, but also to
or border that
has been delineated, and crossed, by these artists. The invited
with significant international exhibition records, include Xu
Bing, Qin Feng, Wang Dongling, Pan Xinglei, Huang Chih-Yang, Gu Wenda,
Hejun, Xing Fei, Qiu Zhijie and Wang Tiande, C.C. Wang and
utilizes innovative interpretations of traditional Chinese ink and
in aesthetically rich visuals that correspond to a concern for
and the challenges of cross-cultural communication.
artists are impressive: for example, Xu
Bing was a MacArthur Grant recipient, and is
probably the most famous Chinese artist known internationally. Qin Feng is one of the younger and most powerful
innovators in ink today who works between China, the U.S. and Germany. Wang Dongling is the most noted calligrapher in
China, and exhibited in the "China: 5,000
Years" Guggenheim show in 1998. Qiu
Zhijie is one of the most important experimental artists
working in China today. C.C. Wang, whose
work was included in numerous museum exhibitions, was a cultural hero
in China. Many admirers consider him the last of a centuries-old line
of Chinese scholar-artists.
This exhibition was curated by Ethan
Sponsored by the Ohio Arts Council, Ethnic Cultural Arts
Program, and Ohio Humanities
Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery
7:00 p.m. performance art
Pan Xing Lei will create a
performance piece that reflects his interdisciplinary and provocative
approach to art-making. His performances often involve flexible latex
rubber figures that were inspired originally by
the artist’s participation in the tragic Tiananmen
Square Demonstrations in 1989, where he and five other
created and erected the Goddess
of Democracy monument. Pan has had numerous one man shows
and performances, and
has been included in important group events in China, Hong Kong,
the U.S., including the landmark traveling exhibition Inside
Out - New Chinese
Art, seen in New York at the Asia Society and PS1. He was
featured in the March
2001 issue of Art News, in an article by
Hugh Akin titled Camouflaged
Uber Bryan Gallery
Works by William
Albright, Karim Al-Zand, Marilyn Shrude, Bright Sheng, Haskell Small and
Harvey Sollberger, performed by
ensemble-in-residence BraveNewWorks, as well as
BGSU faculty, students, alumni and other guest performers. BraveNewWorks is an ensemble dedicated to the performance
and the fostering of the creation of contemporary music. The group also
seeks to expand audiences for new music through performances, workshops
and collaborations with the arts.
11:00 a.m. panel
All Over the Map: A lively and
unconstrained discussion focusing on the roles of ethnicity and tradition
in contemporary art and music, featuring guest artists
and composers from the Festival.
Little Theatre, Toledo Museum of
2:00 p.m. concert
Works by David
Kechley, Bernard Rands, Bright Sheng and Ileana
Gallery, Toledo Museum of Art
New works performs Bernard Rands' Concertino with John Bentley, BGSU
oboe professor, on this concert]
Xan Palay will speak.
Fine Art Center Room 204
7:00 p.m. exhibition opening
Xan Palay: The Image of the City
October 18–November 2.
This young Ohio artist has worked with light and environmental
for much of her career, moving recently into more sculptural forms. She
has received Awards and Fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council and Arts
Midwest and has recently won two major
sculpture commissions in Ohio. The installation will
the gallery into a miniature dreamscape industrial city defined by
shadowed factories and a closely hovering sky/universe. While this
project was conceived prior to 9/11, the experience of the installation
altered by the experience that the visitor brings to it.
Sponsored by the Ohio Arts Council.
Willard Wankelman Gallery
8:00 p.m. concert
Works by Walter
Mays, Kevin Puts, Dean Roush, Bernard Rands, Bright Sheng, Joseph T.
Spaniola and Orianna Webb performed
by the Bowling Green Philharmonia and BGSU Wind Ensemble.
$ Kobacker Hall
program in pdf.