I/O New Music

I/O Festival – Iota Ensemble

I/O FEST ’10

Steven Dennis Bodner and Matthew Gold, directors

After a very successful debut of the faculty ensemble last year, the Williams College Department of Music proudly expands the I/O New Music BOX concert to a full weekend new music festival. Performances will take place over three days from Thursday, Jan. 7 through Saturday, Jan. 9, at ’62 Center and the Williams College Museum of Art. These free events are open to the public, however all performances at ’62 require tickets via the Box Office: 413-597-2425.

Iota Ensemble
After Hours: Young Americans

Thursday, January 7, 10:00 p.m.
’62 Center, Dance Studio
Brian Simalchik ‘10 and Alex Creighton ‘10, curators

On Thursday, January 7, 10pm in the Dance Studio in the ’62 Center, the Iota Ensemble directed by Williams senior music majors Brian Simalchik and Alex Creighton will open the festival with a late-night concert titled “After Hours—Young Americans,” featuring works by seven composers, all under the age of 40 who are working in New York and New England.“ In addition to premieres of works by Simalchik, Creighton, and fellow student Jacob Walls ’11, Iota will also present works by Missy Mazzoli (whose music has been described as “post-Radiohead, post-Romanticism”), Trevor Gureckis, Timo Andres, and Sarah Kirkland Snider (“…a startling new voice…” —Bruce Hodges, Monotonous Forest). These young composers are blazing new compositional paths, offering a glimpse of a post-classical music. [Limited seating.]
Timo Andres, The Night Jaunt
Jacob Walls ’11, The Scope of Another
Sarah Kirkland Snider, Thread and Fray
Alex Creighton ’10, untitled
Trevor Gureckis, Squarepusher
Brian Simalchik ’10, Modular Homes
Missy Mazzoli, In Spite of All This