on the bleeding edge - Newfound Music Festival 2014

June 12, 2013

Dear Colleagues,


The Newfound Music Festival committee has elected Jason Caslor and myself to direct the 2013-14 edition of Newfound Music, on the bleeding edge. 

The concert dates are January 29, 30, 31 2014. Please note this is Wednesday to Friday so as to avoid overlap with the NSO.


This year the composer in residence will be Jocelyn Morlock. For more information on her and her music, go to http://jocelynmorlock.com.


We are excited to take a new direction with the symposium. We plan to host a 1/2 day symposium that will intersperse presentations and a few performances ranging in duration from 5 to 20 minutes. Think TED Talks that focus on music and the arts. Another presentation format we are interested in is Pecha Kucha (http://www.pechakucha.org/). A specific call will deal with this aspect.


We hope to program with a healthy mix of faculty and student performers. Please encourage your student performers, composers and chamber ensembles to consider a proposal in line with the festival theme. We have a significant amount of programming in place for Morlock. We welcome more, but are open to all kinds of proposals that fit our theme of “on the bleeding edge”.

The deadline for submissions for festival programming is September 25 2013. Send in proposals for consideration to the newfound music committee by clicking here.


We look forward to celebrating 11 years of Newfound music with you – thank you in advance for your contributions.


Andrew Staniland and Jason Caslor, on behalf of the newfound music committee.