I/O New Music

I/O Fest – IOTA Ensemble
“in the dead of night”

This program, in the dead of nightmixes works by young composers, Williams alums, and some of today’s foremost composers. The music celebrates the spirit of inspiration and the objects, places, and people from which we derive it. In particular, it explores the difficult act of drawing inspirations from settings which seem otherwise dark, disparate. It is often from the presence of this darkness that creativity springs forth, that our most profound ideas are born.

Stick around after the performance for Night Jams 2, a chance for students to present their latest work.

See the program for in the dead of night 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.