Another season on the edge with the Center for New Music

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Boston University Center for New Music Announces
2016–2017 Season
Schedule of events to include a residency with Tristan Murail, probably the most influential living French composer and composer-theorist Fred Lerdahl. There will also be to concerts and workshops
featuring the Talea Ensemble, the Argento Ensemble, Sound Icon, the JACK Quartet, and electric guitar virtuoso Giacomo Baldelli.

Boston, MA – For nearly three decades, the School of Music at Boston University College of Fine Arts has been a powerful force for new music. The school has trained generations of composers and performers across all departments, hosted visits by leading composers, and has presented thousands of works by known and unknown composers alike.

Through the Boston University Center for New Music, CFA continues this tradition. Located within a thriving music school, the Center seeks to enhance the presence of cutting edge music within the curriculum while encouraging awareness of new music to the BU arts community and to the broader New England arts community. To widen the conversation within the greater university, the Center hosts lectures, demonstrations, and performances that are open to the public, providing a forum for broader interdisciplinary involvement. To that end, the Center also hosts several institutional collaborations, including its partnership with the Boston-based contemporary music sinfonietta Sound Icon, and selected concerts that are staged at off-campus venues.

Celebrating its fifth season, the Boston University Center for New Music is honored to host a number of artists-in-residence, including a two-part residency with composer and music theorist Fred Lerdahl (September 27–30, 2015; January 23–25, 2017); a series of workshops and concerts with electric guitarist Giacomo Baldelli; and a ten-day residency with preeminent French composer Tristan Murail (April 4–14, 2017).

Joshua Fineberg, the director of the BU CNM says “Tristan Murail and Fred Lerdahl are both composers and thinkers who have profoundly transformed the way we think about and compose music today. We are so lucky to have both of them coming in one season and to be able to bring major works by each of them to Boston audiences.”

Other residencies will include workshops and concerts with the Argento Ensemble, the JACK Quartet, Boston’s contemporary music sinfonietta, Sound Icon, and New York-based new music ensemble, Talea Ensemble.

The School of Music is proud to offer this slate of events that place innovation and creation as cornerstones of the music experience for the Boston University community.

For a full schedule of events, click here.

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