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2005_Florida International University 

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MIAMI ISCM SECTION 
SUMMARY OF PRIMARY ACTIVITIES FOR 2005-06

PART I. CONCERTS BY THE NODUS ENSEMBLE

THE NODUS ENSEMBLE
Initiated by faculty composer Orlando Jacinto Garcia, NODUS is the contemporary chamber music ensemble in residence at Florida International University's School of Music. Specializing in the cutting edge Art music of our time, the makeup of the ensemble varies for each concert depending on the works being presented. The ensemble's repertoire includes recent music by composers from around the world as well as works written specifically for the ensemble.

NODUS debut at the FIU Festival of the Arts in November 1998 and shortly thereafter was featured at the January 1999 New Music Miami Festival. Subsequent performances have included the 1999, 2000, and 2001 FIU Music Festival, the 2001 Music of the Americas Festival, the 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004 New Music Miami ISCM Festival, the 2004 International Computer Music Conference, and numerous other concerts held at a variety of South Florida venues over the past several seasons. The ensemble has been featured at the Norton Museum, Wertheim Performing Arts Center, the Wolfsonian, Spanish Cultural Center, Miami Art Central, among other performing spaces in the region. The musicians in NODUS include internationally acclaimed performers, soprano Michelle Auslander, flutist Elissa Lakofsky, clarinetist Paul Green, pianists Jose Lopez and Jennifer Snyder, percussionist Michael Launius, violinist Saul Bitran, violist Laura Wilcox, cellist Iris van Eck, contrabassist Luis Gomez Imbert, among others (see bios below).

2005 - 2006 NODUS Concert Series

CONCERT V: Solo and Chamber Music by Women Composers
NODUS ENSEMBLE at the International Association for Women in Music Conference
Wertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall at FIU
SW 8th Street and 107 Ave, Miami, FL
Thursday May 10, 2006 at 8:00 PM

PROGRAM

Journey Ja Young Choi
Elissa Lakofsky flute
Paul Green, clarinet
Jennifer Snyder, piano
Saul Bitran, violin
Iris van Eck, cello
Michael Launius, percussion
Orlando Jacinto Garcia, conductor

Soliloquy: 1841 for solo clarinet - Maria Niederberger
Paul Green, clarinet

Grappes for solo percussion - Tao Yu
Michael Launius, percussion

Demon for clarinet/Bass clarinet and electronics - Pamela Madsen
Paul Green, clarinet/Bass clarinet

Inspiration for solo piano - Kyoung-Sun Ryoo
Jennifer Snyder, piano

Looking Back for solo violin - Melissa Maier
Saul Bitran, violin

Wind Unwind - Dorothy Chang
Elissa Lakofsky flute
Paul Green, clarinet
Jennifer Snyder, piano
Saul Bitran, violin
Iris van Eck, cello
Orlando Jacinto Garcia, conductor

CONCERT IV: Solo and Chamber Music by Avante Garde Argentine Composers from the 1960s 
NODUS ENSEMBLE at Miami Art Central
5960 57th Ave
Coral Gables, Florida
Music by Argentine composer Juan Paz and Fundacion Nueva Musica Composers
Featuring the NODUS Ensemble, Orlando Jacinto Garcia, artistic director
With guests Daniel Vinoly and Francisco Kropfl

Saturday, April 15, 2006 at 8:00 PM
PROGRAM
Tres Improvisaciones sobre un esquema formal (1983) Francisco Kropfl
(Three improvisations on a formal scheme)
Elissa Lakofsky, flute
Divertimento (computer music) - Juan Viera
Sonata para Violin y Piano - Carlos Rausch
Saul Bitran, violin
Jennifer Snyder, piano
Al Sur (de la Trilogia Mapuche) - Francisco Kropfl
Dedalus (1950) - Juan Carlos Paz
Elissa Lakofsky, flute
Paul Green, clarinet
Saul Bitran, violin
Iris van Eck, cello
Jennifer Snyder, piano
Orlando Jacinto Garcia, conductor

CONCERT III: Solo and Chamber Music for the 21st Century
NODUS ENSEMBLE at the Subtropics Music Festival
Dorsch Gallery Miami, Florida
Saturday, February 25, 2006 at 8:00 PM
Orlando Jacinto Garcia, la luz penetra el crystal for soprano voice, clarinet, violin, and piano
Keyla Orozco, Nengon Transformation I for solo violin
George Crumb, Apparition for soprano voice and piano
Mei-Fang Lin, Interaction for piano and CD
Jo Kondo, Three Songs of the Elderberry Tree for violin and percussion
Karlheinz Stockhausen Unbegrenzt (Unlimited) for mixed ensemble
Performers include Julian Santacoloma clarinet, Michelle Auslander soprano voice, Saul Bitran violin, Jennifer Snyder piano, and Zachary Eldridge percussion

CONCERT II: New Music from the Americas 
Spanish Cultural Center, Coral Gables, FL, 
Wednesday, November 16, 2005 at 8:00 PM
German Caceres (El Salvador) Tientos II for solo clarinet
Mario Lavista (Mexico) Madrigal for solo clarinet
Mariano Etkin (Argentina) lo que nos va dejando for solo percussion
Orlando Jacinto Garcia (Cuba/USA) Afternoon Tea with Satie for bass clarinet and percussion
Javier Alvarez (Mexico) Mambo Vinko for trombone and CD
Alfredo del Monaco (Venezuela) Sintagma for trombone and CD
Flores Chaviano (Cuba/Spain) Descarga Latina I for flute, clarinet, trombone, percussion
Performers: Paul Green clarinet, Michael Launius percussion, David Manson trombone, Roby George soprano saxophone

CONCERT I: Cutting Edge Solo and Chamber Music for the 21st Century
The Wolfsonian, 1001 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, 
Saturday, October 1, 2005 at 3:00 PM
Greg Steinke, Inquietude for solo flute
Charles Norman Mason, Fishing through the open door for flute and CD
Derek Jacoby, Golden Leehos for alto saxophone and viola
David Cutler, A Night in Amsterdam for solo bass clarinet
Kyong Mee Choi, Sublimation for marimba and CD
Orlando Jacinto Garcia, viento nocturno for solo viola
Kristine Burns, Zing! for solo CD
Karlheinz Stockhausen, Ylem, for mixed ensemble
Performers: Elissa Lakofsky flute, Adam Muller alto sax, Laura Wilcox viola, Paul Green clar, bass clarinet, Michael Launius percussion

PART II. THE NEW MUSIC MIAMI ISCM FESTIVAL 
program information follows:

2006 NEW MUSIC MIAMI ISCM FESTIVAL
New Music for the 21ST Century
APRIL 5, 6, 7, 8, 2006
WERTHEIM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER AT 
FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY, 
THE STEINWAY PIANO GALLERY, AND THE WOLFSONIAN - FIU, 
MIAMI DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA

WELCOME TO THE 2006 NEW MUSIC MIAMI ISCM FESTIVAL

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Florida International University, the Steinway Piano Gallery, and the Wolfsonian - FIU on Miami Beach for the 2006 New Music Miami ISCM Festival. It is an honor to be able to spend the next 4 days with some of the most innovative composers and some of the best musicians from around the world. In addition to being an opportunity for the exchange of ideas the festival serves as a place where the variety of aesthetic concerns emanating from different parts of the world can be celebrated. It is my hope that our guests and audiences will be enriched spiritually and culturally with the music and ideas expressed in this festival. Once again it is a great pleasure to welcome all of you to this very special event.

Orlando Jacinto Garcia, Festival Director

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The 2006 New Music Miami ISCM Festival will include some 30 renowned composers and performers participating in the 4 day event being held April 5, 6, 7, 8, 2006 at the Wertheim Performing Arts Center on the University Park Campus of Florida International University (FIU) located at SW 8th Street and 107th Avenue in Miami, the Steinway Piano Gallery, 4104 Ponce de Leon Blvd. in Coral Gables, FL and The Wolfsonian - FIU 1001 Washington Ave, Miami Beach. Presented by the FIU School of Music, the focus of this year's festival is new music for orchestra, chamber ensembles, and soloists. The ISCM designation in the festival title indicates FIU's association with the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM); an organization dedicated to the dissemination of contemporary music throughout the world. Five concerts are being presented over the 4 days as well as pre-concert Meet the Composers panel sessions before each of the concerts, in which the composers whose works are being performed will discuss issues of relevance to their music. All pre-concert panel sessions and concerts are free and open to the public. A list of composers invited to participate in the festival is included below.

The performers scheduled to perform at the festival are all internationally acclaimed including the Mexico City Woodwind Quintet, flutist Luisa Sello (Italy), cellist Madeleine Shapiro (USA), pianists Jenny Lin (Taiwan/USA), Kemal Gekic (Yugoslavia/USA), Jodie de Salvo (USA), vioilinist Robert Davidovici (Romania/Canada), organist Thomas Schuster (USA), the NODUS Ensemble, the Amernet String Quartet, conductor Carlos Riazuelo (Venezuela) among others. The 2006 New Music Miami ISCM Festival will be one of the most unique and exciting musical events of the South Florida cultural season.

Participating composers include Kristine Burns (USA), Joel Chadabe (USA), Grace Choi (Korea/USA), Boudewijn Cox (Belgium), Gianvincenzo Cresta (Italy), Stephen Dankner (USA), Guillermo Gallindo (Mexico/USA), Orlando Jacinto Garcia (Cuba/USA), Joel Hoffman (USA), Fredrick Kaufman (USA), David Lipten (USA), Ruth Lomon (USA), Phillip Neil Martin (UK), Luis Antunes Pena (Portugal/Germany), Thoma Simaku (Albania/UK) among others.

PRECONCERT SESSION I: Wednesday, April 5 at 7:30 PM, FIU Wertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall, SW 8TH St and 107 Ave, Miami, FL; Guest Composers: Emmanuel Arias y Luna (Mexico), Joel Hoffman (USA), Fredrick Kaufman (USA), Stephen Dankner (USA)

CONCERT I: Wednesday, April 5 at 8:00 PM, FIU Wertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall, SW 8TH St and 107 Ave, Miami, FL; New Music for String Quartet: South Florida Premieres featuring the Amernet String Quartet Misha Vitenson violin, Marcia Littley violin, Javier Arias cello, Michael Klotz viola

Inemiliz (Their Life) Op. 37 (Florida Premiere) - Emmanuel Arias y Luna (Mexico)
Cuatro - Orlando Jacinto Garcia (Cuba/USA) 
String Quartet # 7 (Florida Premiere) - Stephen Dankner (USA)
String Quartet # 3 (Florida Premiere) - Joel Hoffman (USA)
The Urban Quartet - Fredrick Kaufman (USA)

PRECONCERT SESSION II: Thursday, April 6 at 7:30 PM, FIU Wertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall, SW 8TH St and 107 Ave, Miami, FL; Guest Composers: Orlando Jacinto Garcia (Cuba/USA), Luis Antunes Pena (Portugal/Germany), Gianvincenzo Cresta (Italy)

CONCERT II: Thursday, April 6 at 8:00 PM, FIU Wertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall, SW 8TH St and 107 Ave, Miami, FL; New Music for orchestra and chamber ensemble with the FIU Symphony Orchestra, the NODUS Ensemble, violinist Robert Davidovici, and organist Thomas Schuster.

NODUS Ensemble 
Anatomia de um Poema Sonoro - Luis Antunes Pena (Portugal/Germany) 
Michelle Auslander soprano voice, Robert Dundas speaker, Roby George alto saxophone, Michael Launius percussion, Jenny Snyder piano, Luis Antunes Pena live electronics
Thomas Schuster organ
Elysium by Rodney Sharman (Canada)
Out of Breath for 8 channel digital media by Paul Koonce (USA)
FIU Symphony Orchestra Carlos Riazuelo, conducting, Robert Davidovici violin soloist
Nostalghia for string orchestra and solo violin - Toru Takemitsu (Japan)
Debir, il luogo - Gianvincenzo Cresta (Italy)
cuatro navegantes - Orlando Jacinto Garcia (Cuba/USA)

PRECONCERT SESSION III: Friday, April 7 at 6:30 PM Steinway Piano Gallery, 4104 Ponce de Leon Blvd. in Coral Gables, FL; Guest composers Ruth Lomon (USA), David Lipten (USA), Vivian Fung (Canada/China), Phillip Neil Martin (UK)

CONCERT III: Friday, April 7 at 7:00 PM Steinway Piano Gallery, 4104 Ponce de Leon Blvd. in Coral Gables, FL; New Music for Piano featuring pianists Jennifer Snyder (USA), Kemal Gekic (Yugoslavia/USA), and Jenny Lin (Taiwan/USA)

Jennifer Snyder (USA) piano
Five Ceremonial Masks of the Yeibichai by Ruth Lomon (USA)
Best Served Cold - David Lipten (USA)

Kemal Gekic (Yugoslavia/USA) piano
resonancia - Orlando Jacinto Garcia (Cuba/USA)

Jenny Lin (Taiwan/USA) piano
Rain Tree Sketch (1982) - Toru Takemitsu (Japan)
Rain Tree Sketch II (1992) - In Memoriam Olivier Messiaen by Toru Takemitsu (Japan)
Glimpses for Prepared Piano (2006) - Vivian Fung (Canada/China) 
Prelude (1999) - Boudewijn Cox (Belgium)
Two Reflections on Milton (2002) - Phillip Neil Martin (UK)

PRECONCERT SESSION IV: Saturday, April 8 at 3:00 PM The Wolfsonian - FIU 1001 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL; Guest composers Guillermo Gallindo (Mexico/USA), Grace Choi (Korea/USA), Joel Chadabe (USA), Thoma Simaku (Albania/UK)

CONCERT IV: Saturday, April 8 at 3:30 PM The Wolfsonian - FIU 1001 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL; New Music for solo flute and solo cello
Luisa Sello flutes and visual concept
Sospesi anonimi, diseredati, poeti solo flute by Gianvincenzo Cresta (Italy)
Haiku II flute and CD by Guillermo Galindo (Mexico/USA)
Nostalgia for solo flute by Grace Choi (Korea/USA)
Esorcismo del serpente marino for flute and bassflute by Giampaolo Coral (Italy)

Madeleine Shapiro solo cello
Ai limiti della notte by Salvatore Sciarrino (Italy)
Ae! Manunga by Ailem Carvajal Gomez (Cuba)
Soliloquy II by Thoma Simaku (Albania/UK)
Many Times by Joel Chadabe (USA)
fragmentos de la noche by Orlando Jacinto Garcia (Cuba/USA)

CONCERT V: Saturday, April 8 at 8:00 PM FIU Wertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall, SW 8TH St and 107 Ave, Miami, FL; New Music from Cuba and Mexico for Woodwind Quintet. Featuring the Mexico City Woodwind Quintet Asako Arai flute, Joseph Shalita oboe, Fernando Domínguez clarinet, Wendy Holdaway bassoon, Patrick Kennelly french horn

Del viento, del Mar by Georgina Derbez (México)
"De Memorias" by Tania León (Cuba/USA)
Cinco Danzas Breves by Mario Lavista (México)
Reflejos de otra música by Orlando Garcia (Cuba)
Danza de Mediodia by Arturo Marquez (México)
Wapango by Paco d´Rivera (Cuba/USA)

OTHER RELATED FESTIVAL EVENTS:

LECTURE SESSION: Wednesday, April 5, 6:30 PM FIU Wertheim Performing Arts Center Recital Hall Room 150, SW 8th St and 107 Ave, Miami, FL; Lost and Found in Translation: New Music from Asia, Pianist Jenny Lin discusses Piano Music from Asia

SOUND INSTALLATION: Wednesday, April 5, 6, and 8 from 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM Wertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall Lobby, SW 8th St and 107 Ave, Miami, FL; Cheraw (2005) by Kristine Burns and Colby Leider

LECTURE SESSION MASTER CLASS: Friday, April 7, 9:30 AM FIU Wertheim Performing Arts Center Instrumental Hall Room 157, SW 8th St and 107 Ave, Miami, FL; Flutist Luisa Sello (Italy) discusses music by Italian composers and presents a master class.

COMPOSITION FORUM: Friday, April 7, 11:00 AM FIU Wertheim Performing Arts Center Recital Hall Room 150, SW 8th St and 107 Ave, Miami, FL; Composer Joel Chadabe discusses his music.

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
PLEASE VISIT THE FESTIVAL WEB PAGE LOCATED ATwww.fiu.edu/~garciao/2006_NMM_ISCM.html 
FOR ANY CHANGES AND UPDATES

AND FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE MIAMI ISCM SECTION AND RELATED EVENTS VISIT www.fiu.edu/~garciao/Miami_ISCM_Information.html

The 2006 New Music Miami ISCM Festival is made possible in part by the Florida International University (FIU) School of Music; Steinway and Sons and the Steinway Piano Gallery in Coral Gables; the CCE Spanish Cultural Center in Miami, FIU's Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC), Asian Studies, and the Intercultural Dance and Music Institute (INDAMI), the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs; the Florida Arts Council; National Endowment for the Arts; Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and Cultural Affairs Council; the Miami-Dade County Mayor, the Board of County Commissioners), the Canadian Music Centre, and the Mexican Cultural Institute. The Luisa Sello Concert of Contemporary Music is promoted by Federazione CEMAT (SONORA) and supported by Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Ministry for Cultural Affairs - Department for Performing Arts and the Chroma Foundation in Trieste. The hotel for the festival is the Best Western ChateauBleau Hotel in Coral Gables.

 

 

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