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MICF Resident Composers 2018

Congratulations to the 8 composers selected to work with Alarm Will Sound, Chen Yi, and Alex Mincek at the 2018 Mizzou International Composers Festival. The festival will be held July 23 to 28 in Columbia, MO and is presented by the Mizzou New Music Initiative and the University of Missouri School of Music. Oren Boneh, Berkeley, […]


The Future is “Now”

It is in Alarm Will Sound’s DNA to be current: one of the missions of the group is to perform music that reflects the contemporary world. It is also in our DNA to take chances and put ourselves out of our comfort zones: performing complex music by memory, doing productions that require singing/acting/choreography. These instincts turn up in […]


Old and New: Alan Pierson conducts the Alabama Symphony

Alan Pierson, Alarm Will Sound artistic director, will lead the Alabama Symphony in a concert featuring music of Vivaldi, Haydn and Ruehr. I spoke to Alan about the performance, his preparation, relationships between old and new music and working with a chamber ensemble versus a large orchestra. Mike: Do you see a lot of overlap […]