nief-norf

contemporary chamber music [performance + composition + research]

nief-norf Summer Festival, June 7-19, 2015

‡ = world premiere
* = Call for Scores winner

Faculty

Allison Adams (saxophone)
Christopher Adler (composition)
Andrew Bliss (performance/percussion)
Lisa Cella (flute)
Katelyn King (performance)
Andrea Violet Lodge (performance/piano)
Kerry O’Brien (performance/percussion/research)
Alexv Rolfe (performance)
Mike Truesdell (performance/percussion)
Ashley Walters (performance/cello)

Guest Artists

Nicholas Deyoe, composer
Jason Eckardt, composer
Jennifer Ellis, harp
Robert Honstein, composer *
Sid Richardson, composer *

Staff

Colleen Bernstein, Intern
Evan Monroe Chapman, Videographer & Photographer
Benny Craig, Assistant Videographer
Joshua Dreyer, Intern
Abby Fisher, Intern
Emory Hensley, Festival Manager & Photographer
Aaron Hynds, Intern

Performance Fellows

Joe LaRocca, Chris Schelb (flute)
David Floyd (bass clarinet)
Sarah Compton (violin)
Amanda Smith (viola)
Hannah Meyer, Iris Sidikman (cello)
Frank Meadows (double bass)
James Besaw (saxophone)
Cody Putman (bassoon)
Greg Becker, Jonathan Clancy, Jordan Curcuruto, Stephen Downing, Kyle Flens, Justin Lamb, Kevin O'Connor, Ryan Patterson, Eric Retterer, Greg Riss, Gloria Yehilevsky (percussion)

Composition Fellows

Nga-Man Chan, MJ Halco, Adam Kennaugh, Wells Leng, Timothy Miller, Phil Salathé, Laura Schwartz, Scott Shell, Sarah Wald

Research Summit Participants

David Chapman, John Green, Craig Hubbard, Kerry O'Brien

Repertoire

David Lang, How to Pray
Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Aura
Nicholas Deyoe, for Duane
Toru Takemitsu, Air
Edgard Varèse, Density 21.5
David Bithell, the eye (unblinking)

Christopher Adler (b. 1972), Toy Robot (2015) – 6 min

Tonia Ko (b. 1988), Moments (2010) – 6 min

Christopher Burns (b. 1973), Resolution (2009) – 7 min

Nicholas Papador (b. 1972), A Very Welcome (2010) – 6 min

Philippe Manoury (b. 1952), Solo de Vibraphone (1986) – 7 min

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Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall – Knoxville, TN

Paul Simon (b. 1941), Amulet (2008) – 5 min
John Cage (1912-1992), Aria (1958) – 10 min
George Crumb (b. 1929), Dream Images (Love-Death Music), Gemini (1972) – 5 min

June 10, 2016

Nief-Norf Summer Festival Astro-Bio-Geo-Physical Music Concert #1 Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall – Knoxville, TN

Donnacha Dennehy (b. 1970), Composition for Percussion, Loops, Blips, and Flesh (2002) –

15 min
Matthew Burtner (b. 1970), WindPrints (2005/10) – 12 min
Tonia Ko (b. 1988), Breath, Contained (2015) – 14 min
John Luther Adams (b. 1953), The Immeasurable Space of Tones (1998-2001) – 13 min
* Tonia Ko in attendance / residence

June 11, 2016

Nief-Norf Summer Festival Astro-Bio-Geo-Physical Music Concert #2 Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall – Knoxville, TN

Tonia Ko (b. 1988), Real Voices and Imagined Clatter (2013-2014) – 11 min
Matthew Burtner (b. 1970), Snow Prints (2001) – 16 min
* Tonia Ko in attendance / residence

June 11, 2016

Nief-Norf Summer Festival Astro-Bio-Geo-Physical Music Concert #3 Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall – Knoxville, TN

Annea Lockwood (b. 1939), Immersion (1998) – 11 min

Annea Lockwood (b. 1939), Red Mesa (1993) – 16 min * composer in attendance / residence

June 11, 2016

Nief-Norf Summer Festival Astro-Bio-Geo-Physical Music Concert #4 Ijams Nature Center – Knoxville, TN

Annea Lockwood (b. 1939), WILD ENERGY (2014) – 46 min * free offering for the Knoxville community
** composer in attendance / residence

June 11, 2016

Nief-Norf Summer Festival Astro-Bio-Geo-Physical Music Concert #5 Ijams Nature Center – Knoxville, TN

Iannis Xenakis (1922 - 2001), Pleiades (1978) - 75 min * free offering for the Knoxville community

June 13, 2016

Nief-Norf Summer Festival
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Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall – Knoxville, TN

Kevin Zetina (b. 1996), Feels (2015) – 8 min

Paul Kerekes (b. 1988), trail (2015) – 10 min

Stephen Hartke (b. 1952) Post-Modern Homages, Set II: Sonatina

DCXL (1992) – 5 min

Stephen Hartke (b. 1952) Un tout petit trompe-l'oreille (1992) – 5

min

June 14, 2016

Nief-Norf Summer Festival
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Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall – Knoxville, TN

Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948), Ursonate, Movement I (1922-32) – 10

min

Christopher Cerrone (b. 1984), Memory Palace (2012), V.

Claremont – 5 min

Kaija Saariaho (b. 1952), Duft (2011), II. Blühend, III. Flüchtig – 5

min

Joshua Weinberg (b. 1993), Get out of Pulse and keep running: A

Requiem (2016) – 10 min

June 14, 2016

Nief-Norf Summer Festival
Change / Derive / Vary
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall – Knoxville, TN

* Brian Simalchik, Shiuan Chang, & Tim Feeney composer in attendance

June 15, 2016

Nief-Norf Summer Festival
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Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall – Knoxville, TN

Steve Reich (b. 1936), Cello Counterpoint (2003) – 10min Tristan Murail (b. 1947), Tellur (1977) – 10 min
Hans Werner Henze (1926-2012), Five Scenes from the Snow Country, Scenes 1-3 (1979) –

8 min

June 15, 2016

Nief-Norf Summer Festival
The Same is Not the Same
Emporium Arts Center – Knoxville, TN

John Cage (1912 - 1992), 4’33” (1952) – 4 min

Pierre Boulez (1925-2016), Derive I (1984) – 7 min

Brian Simalchik (b. 1988), Seven Songs (2015) – 17 min

Shiuan Chang (b.1989), Monk (2014) – x min

Tim Feeney (b. 1977), Glossolalia (2014) – 14 min

Judd Greenstein (b. 1979), Change (2009) – 13 min

Kate Soper (b. 1981), Only the Words Themselves Mean What

They Say (2010) – x min

Salvatore Sciarrino (b. 1947), Esplorazione del bianco II (1985) – 9

min

Filippo Santoro (b. 1971), Per Quattro (2014) – 12 min

Michael Gordon (b. 1956), Low Quartet (1985) – 8 min

June 16, 2016

Nief-Norf Summer Festival
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Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall – Knoxville, TN

Andy Akiho (b.1979), Stop Speaking (2011) – 6 min
Zach Jones (b. 1991) It Floods the Veins (2012) – 7 min
William Sydeman (b. 1928), For Double Bass Alone (1959) – 10 min

June 16, 2016

Nief-Norf Summer Festival
Music of a Place
The Square Room – Knoxville, TN

Michael Gordon (b. 1956), For Madeline (2009) – 8 min

Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon (b. 1962), Sones de tierra fría (2012/15) –

19 min

Christopher Cerrone (b. 1984), South Catalina (2015) – 11 min

Charles Wuorinen (b. 1938), Arabia Felix (1973) –10 min

June 17, 2016

Nief-Norf Summer Festival
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Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall – Knoxville, TN

Benjamin Broening (b.1967), Trembling Air (2008) – 7 min
Robert Honstein (b. 1980), An Economy of Means (2016) select movements – 9 min
Peter Klatzow (b. 1945), Six Concert Etudes (xxxx), IV. Incantation, V. Dazzle, VI. Whisper of Cypresses; Play of Water – 9 min

June 17, 2016

Nief-Norf Summer Festival
Ten World Premieres
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall – Knoxville, TN

Louise Fristensky (b. 1987), The Audacity (2016) – 6 min Zach Jones (b. 1991), Youth (2016) – 5 min
Sean McFarland (b. 1991), Intubate (2016) – 7 min
Jeremy Wexler (b. 1991), Agitato Ed Etereo (2016) – 6 min Anna Meadors (b. 1989), Still / Flutter (2016) – 8 min Hunter S. Long (b. 1983), Contracts (2016) – 5 min

Tori Ovel (b. 1992), In the Weeds (2016) – 6 min
Shawn Milloway (b. 1992), Seismic (2016) – 6 min
Craig Davis Pinson (b. 1990), Figures and Grids (2016) – 8 min Joshua Charney (b. 1981), Rising Ground (2016) – 5 min

June 18, 2016

Nief-Norf Summer Festival
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Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall – Knoxville, TN

Hunter Long (b. 1983), Solo for Tenor Saxophone and Recorders (2016) – 9 min
Louise Fristensky (b. 1987), To the Roaring Wind (2015) – 4 min Marta Tiesenga (b. 1992), Cry (2015) – 8 min

June 19, 2016

Nief-Norf Summer Festival
Final Marathon Concert
Jackson Terminal – Knoxville, TN

THREE O’CLOCK

Philippe Hurel (b. 1955), Écart en Temps (2001) – 6 min

Takuma Itoh (b.1984), Neon Flicker (2012) – 5 min

Christopher Burns (b.1973), Alligator Char (2011) – 10 min

Christopher Burns (b.1973), Xenoglossia (2013) – 12 min

FOUR O’CLOCK

Bruno Mantovani (b.1974), L’Incandescence de la Bruine (1997) –

10 min

Sean McFarland (b.1991), 49 Pulses (2016) - 10 min

Luciano Berio (1925-2003), O King (1968) - 6 min

Marc Mellits (b.1966), Escape (2016) - 14 min
Christopher Burns & Tim Feeney, Improvisation (2016) - 10 min

FIVE O’CLOCK
Christopher Burns (b.1973), Yggdrasil (2014) – 11 min Christopher Burns (b.1973), Injunctions (2013) – 8 min Morton Feldman (1926-1987), Why Patterns? (1978) – 32 min

SIX O’CLOCK
Alvin Lucier (b.1931), Music on a Long Thin Wire (1977) - Indefinite

SEVEN O’CLOCK
Kate Soper (b.1981), Only the Words Themselves Mean What They Say (2012) – 13 min
Kaija Saariaho (b. 1952), Mirrors (1997) – 4 min
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971), Rite of Spring, Part I: Adoration of the Earth (1913) – 16min
Christopher Burns (b.1973), Quant Theseus (2014) – 8 min

EIGHT O’CLOCK
Judd Greenstein (b.1979), Change (2009) – 13 min
Call for Scores Winner Nicole Murphy (b.1983), Stolen (2014) – 8 min
Christopher Adler (b.1972), Mirror / Fall (2011) – 6 min
Michael Fiday (b.1961), It Shakes My Teeth (2014) – 20 min

NINE O’CLOCK
Caroline Shaw (b.1982), [so I hear you’re into] Taxidermy (2012) – 9 min
Louis Andriessen (b. 1939), Hout (1991) – 11 min
Christopher Burns (b.1973), Three Standard Stoppages (2013) – 12 min
Magnus Lindberg (b. 1958), Linea d’ombra (1981) – 16 min

TEN O’CLOCK

Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001), Persephassa (1969) – 30 min

 

 

Christopher Adler, 010 machine states 
Christopher Adler, In Tall and Tufted Reeds
Christopher Adler, Zaum Box
Georges Aperghis, Les Guetteurs de Sons
Harrison Birtwistle, For O, For O, the Hobbyhorse is Forgot
Benjamin Britten, Solo Cello Suite Op. 72, I, II
David Burge, When Love Prevails
Elliot Carter, Figment III
Christopher Cerrone, Memory Palace, I, IV
Nga-Man Chan, In June
Ian Clarke, Great Train Race 
Elliot Cole, Bloom Suite, II, III, IV
Nicholas Deyoe, Ashley, Christopher, Andy
Nicholas Deyoe, Lullaby 5
Franco Donatoni, Bok
Franco Donatoni, Omar I
Jason Eckardt, Flux
Jason Eckardt, Tangled Loops
Beavan Flanagan, L’Essence perd son sens *
Philip Glass, 1+1
Philip Glass, Music in Fifths
Philip Glass, Music in the Shape of a Square
Philip Glass, Music in Similar Motion
Philip Glass, Two Pages
Judd Greenstein, The Elements of Elements
Gérard Grisey, Le Noir de l'Etoile
Edgar Guzmán, ∞¿?
Ben Hackbarth, Open End
MJ Halco, Madness and Motion of Heavenly Bodies
Lawton Hall, All Your Thens for Now
Amanda Harberg, For Sydney, I. Lullabye
Robert Honstein, Is It Auburn? *
Adam Kennaugh, Initial Contact
David Lang, Child
Christian Lauba, Steady Study on the Boogie
Wells Leng, Soar
Liza Lim, Invisibility
Simon Løffler, b
Alex Lunsqui, Entresons.Recreo
Steven Mackey, No Two Breaths
Joshua Malavé, Sonata for Solo Flute
Timothy Miller, 224 Slices of Pi
Rei Munakata, Performing Pouring Etiquette 
Steve Reich, Four Organs
Sid Richardson, Astrolabe *
Kyle Rowan, Tercets, expanding
Kaija Saariaho, Sept Papillons
Phil Salathé, Trefoil
Laura Schwartz, The Quick Brown Fox
Kurt Schwitters, Ursonate
Salvatore Sciarrino, Venere Che Le Grazie La Fiorscono
Scott Anthony Shell, Concealed Machine Elves Weaving Fundamentals Unaccounted For
Roberto Sierra, Cinco Bocetos
Stuart Saunders Smith, Three Winter Carols
Lois Vierk, Timberline
Sarah Wald, Pas de Quatre
Eric Wubbels, This is This is This