NEW MUSIC MIAMI ISCM FESTIVAL 2022
March 16, 2022: Award-winning Composer George E. Lewis & and FIU NODUS Ensemble
The Wolfsonian – FIU
7:00PM: Pre-Concert Talk
7:30PM – 9:00PM: Live Performance
Members of the FIU NODUS Ensemble perform the music of McArthur award-winning composer George E. Lewis. Lewis is the Edwin H. Case Professor of American Music at Columbia University and a member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) since 1971, Lewis' compositions are documented on more than 140 recordings.
GEORGE E. LEWIS
George E. Lewis is the Edwin H. Case Professor of American Music at Columbia University, where he serves as Area Chair in Composition and Faculty in Historical Musicology. A Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy, Lewis’s other honors include a MacArthur Fellowship (2002) and a Guggenheim Fellowship (2015), a Doris Duke Artist Award (2019), a United States Artists Walker Fellowship (2011), an Alpert Award in the Arts (1999), and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. Learn more.
ABOUT FIU NODUS ENSEMBLE
Initiated by FIU faculty composer in residence Orlando Jacinto García, NODUS is the professional contemporary chamber music ensemble in residence at Florida International University in Miami (FIU). Specializing in the cutting edge Art music of our time, the makeup of the ensemble varies for each concert depending on the works being presented. The ensemble’s repertoire includes recent music by composers from around the world, works written specifically for the ensemble, and works with electronics and/or video. More by clicking here.
This festival discussions and concerts are free to the public thanks to the generosity of our sponsors: Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the City of Miami Beach, FIU School of Music, FIU Miami Beach Urban Studios, the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center at FIU, The Wolfsonian – FIU, and The Betsy Hotel.
NEW MUSIC MIAMI ISCM FESTIVAL
The festival has championed and presented cutting-edge contemporary classical music over its 25 years of existence including music for soloists, chamber ensembles, and music with video and electronics. Serving as a platform for a wide variety of composers and performers from all over the world representing numerous cultures, ethnicities and backgrounds, it has established itself as an important annual cultural event in South Florida.
What does ISCM stand for?
ISCM stands for International Society for Contemporary Music. It is a prestigious international network of members from around fifty countries, devoted to the promotion and presentation of contemporary music - the music of our time. Through ISCM, our members promote contemporary music in all its varied forms, strengthening musical life in their local contexts and making their music and its creators known to world. The ISCM embraces the diverse music of its many members without discrimination on the basis of race, gender, religion, or politics.