contemporary chamber music [performance + composition + research]

nief-norf Summer Festival Research Summit

For the past five years, the nief-norf Summer Festival has featured an academic conference within the larger 14-day festival. As part of the festival, dozens of performers, composers, festival faculty, and participating scholars attend these research gatherings. Conference topics have included the music of John Cage (2012), Music and Technology (2013), Music and/as Process (2014), Music as Theater (2015), Astro-Bio-Geo-Physical Music (2016), and the Sixth International Conference on Music and Minimalism (2017). 

Watch highlights from the 2014 Research Summit: rehearsals of Steve Reich's Drumming with Russell Hartenberger.