A two-day celebration of composer Ned Rorem’s 90th birthday, a guest conducting appearance by Alarm Will Sound co-founder Alan Pierson and performances by Ensemble Recherche are among the Institute for New Music’s fall season offerings. All will be presented by Northwestern University’s Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music.Continue reading on Northwestern Now
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November 2, 2021
The Bienen School of Music’s Contemporary Music Ensemble will present the US premiere of Harmoniemusik (full version) by Hans Thomalla on Friday, November 19, 2021.
September 9, 2021
More than 100 alumni, faculty, and current students of the Bienen School of Music will participate in Chicago’s Ear Taxi Festival September 15 through October 4.
May 17, 2021
Undergraduate cello student Annie Hyung describes her experiences performing remotely in the Contemporary Music Ensemble.
April 6, 2021
The Institute for New Music at the Bienen School of Music will host its fourth biennial Northwestern University New-Music Conference (NUNC! 4) in a virtual format on Saturday, April 24.
November 30, 2020
Dark Spring, a new opera by Professor Hans Thomalla, is now available for streaming on the Mannheim National Theatre website until December 7, 2020.
July 13, 2020
Northwestern’s accomplished arts faculty will make a mark globally this season with published research, new books, a traveling art exhibition and an opera exploring teens and mental health set to premiere in Germany.
April 21, 2020
In its Chicago-area premiere, David T. Little's "Dog Days" gave Bienen School students an inside look at composing and mounting a contemporary opera.
October 24, 2019
The Northwestern Opera Theater and Institute for New Music production runs November 21 to 24.
August 8, 2019
The Institute for New Music at Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music will present the Chicago premiere of David T. Little’s powerful contemporary opera “Dog Days,” Nov. 21 to 24 at the Ryan Center for the Musical Arts. Bookending the Institute’s season is NUNC!
May 23, 2019
Over 15 years ago, Alan Pierson’s ensemble Alarm Will Sound recorded an album of tracks by British techno artist Aphex Twin. This Friday, Pierson conducts the Contemporary Music Ensemble in renditions of some of these same songs.