I/O New Music

I/O Fest – I/O Ensemble

Titled Anthem, the opening concert of I/O Fest 2018 offers boundary defying works by a group of restless composers challenging the limits of conventional instruments and the human voice. This program promises a journey through new sounds, falling objects, jazz and Cuban inspired rhythms, and new approaches to instruments ranging from the piano to the Chinese guqin and electronics.

Anthem is the first of two concerts on the opening night. Audience are invited to enjoy light refreshment at a reception after the concert. Stick around while we set up the performance at 10pm: Night Jams 1.

See the program for Anthem below.


About I/O Fest
The I/O Fest is the Williams College Department of Music’s annual immersion in the music of now. Over the course of four days and nights performers and audiences take a deep dive into new and adventurous music from around the world and down the street. Performances, talks, and workshops are held in the ’62 Center for Theatre & Dance and The Clark Art Institute, with a special interest in unconventional spaces and modes of performance. I/O Fest 2018 features composer/performer Kate Soper, in residence for a performance of her landmark chamber opera Here Be Sirens by guest ensemble Fresh Squeezed Opera, and performances by the I/O Ensemble, IOTA, and an array of Williams faculty, students, alumni, and guests.