I/O New Music

I/O Fest – Tom Johnson’s “Nine Bells”
performed by Ed Gollin


Performed by Ed Gollin, the I/O Fest presents Tom Johnson’s Nine Bells. The piece is a minimalist work that requires the performer to walk specific pathways matrix of nine pitched bells, striking bells according particular cyclical rhythmic patterns.

Held each January in the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance, the annual I/O Festival of New Music immerses audiences in the full spectrum of today’s most vital compositional trends. Over three days of new and adventurous music, the festival presents guest artists, the I/O Ensemble, and the student-run IOTA Ensemble in concert programs and additional events in unconventional public settings. I/O invites audiences to open their ears and minds and experience the music of now.

All Events

I/O FEST 2017: January 12-15

4 Days and Nights of the Music of Now
All events at the ‘62 Center for Theatre and Dance unless otherwise noted
All events are FREE and open to the public
Matthew Gold, director
Special Guests: TAK Ensemble; Jacob Walls ‘11, resident emerging composer

Saturday, Jan 14

1:00 Tom Johnson’s Nine Bells – CenterStage Theatre
8:00 IOTA Ensemble – CenterStage Theatre

Sunday, Jan 15

1:00 I/Out Loud – Kids Make Music! with Ephs Out Loud – The Clark, Conforti Pavilion
A special one hour family event in which kids explore sound and create new music for live instruments. Presented by I/O Fest and Ephs Out Loud.
2:30 Out of the Box: Drumming – The Clark, Conforti Pavilion