MU School of Music Presents
Alarm Will Sound
ALARM WILL SOUND IS “…merging styles, erasing boundaries, championing experimentation and obviously having fun along the way.” – Denver Post
This concert is the culmination of a week of intense collaborative workshops through which Alarm Will Sound continues to bring the work of today’s most imaginative composers to Columbia. A festival built around the close cooperation of musicians and composers- in some cases, the composers are the musicians- leads to performances that have an unusual degree of artistic insight. From the modernist Living Toys by Thomas Ades, to Stefan Freund’s electronica-inspired Unremixed, the program ranges across many current musical styles. Works by Augusta Read Thomas and Daniel Kellogg have been written specifically for Alarm Will Sound and take advantage of the group’s unique talents and special energy. This opening program highlights the importance of the Festival as a venue for the creation of exciting new work.
The programs of the Mizzou New Music Initiative have been made possible through the generous support of the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation. The City of Columbia Office of Cultural Affairs, City of Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau Tourisum Development Fund, and the MU Chancellor’s Distinguished Visitors program provided additional financial assistance for the Mizzou International Composers Festival.
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Both Single Tickets and Event Passes are available. Other festival concerts include:
July 26 @ 7:30 PM Mizzou New Music Missouri Theatre – $18 adults/$10 students
July 27 @ 7:30 PM Eight World Premieres performed by Alarm Will Sound Missouri Theatre – $18 adults/ $10 students
2013 Guest Composers
Augusta Read Thomas
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