I/O New Music


Steven Dennis Bodner and Matthew Gold, founders

I/O New Music was founded in 2008 by Matthew Gold and Steven Bodner with a mandate to present new and living music in unconventional ways, making full use of performance spaces beyond the concert hall. I/O serves as the house band for the Williams College Music Department’s  BOX series and curates the annual  I/O FEST. Composed primarily of Williams College music faculty and guests, I/O Ensemble performs cutting-edge new music that explores the full spectrum of today’s most vital compositional trends. The ensemble is especially interested in music that defies category, crosses musical and conceptual boundaries, and that challenges performers and audiences alike. With its flexible roster I/O is able to perform electro-acoustic music, theatrical works, and compositions that re-imagine the capabilities of conventional instruments. After the tragic passing of Steven Bodner in 2011, Mr. Gold has been joined by Williams composition faculty members David Kechley and Ileana Perez Velazquez in directing I/O New Music into the future. As always, I/O invites audiences to fully experience music that is not merely contemporary, but that, in advancing the musical language and opening our ears, is essential.

13/14 Performances:

I/O Fest '13

Jan. 9, 7pm, I/O Ensemble
Jan. 9, 9:30pm After Hours
Jan. 10, 8pm counter)induction
Jan. 11, 12 noon Out of the Box
Jan. 11, 8pm Iota Ensemble


12/13 Performances:

October 27, 8pm - John Cages Sonatas and Interludes

I/O Fest '13

Jan. 10, 8pm, I/O Ensemble
Jan. 11, 8pm THE BOX-music by living composers
Jan. 11, 11pm After Hours
Jan. 12, 2pm Out of the Box
Jan. 12, 8pm Iota Ensemble


11/12 Performances:

I/O Fest '12

Jan. 5, 8:00pm - I/O Soloists
Jan. 5, 9:30pm - After Hours: Iota Ensemble
Jan. 6, 8:00pm - THE BOX–music by living composers
Jan 7, 8:00pm - I/Orchestra: Dept. of Music Ensembles

10/11 Performances:

Sept. 10, 8pm – Repeat

I/O Fest '11
Jan. 6, 10pm – Iota Ensemble: After Hours
Jan. 7, 8pm – THE BOX–music by living composers
Jan. 8, 1pm – Out of the BOX

Jan. 8, 8pm – Percussion Ensemble & Opus Zero Band

09/10 Performances:

I/O Fest '10

Jan. 7, 10pm - After Hours: IOTA Ensemble
Jan. 8, 8pm - THE BOX-music by living composers
Jan. 9, 2pm - Out of the BOX
Jan. 9, 8pm - Opus Zero Band/Percussion Ensemble



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