The 2021 Mizzou International Composers Festival's opening concert, "World Premieres I" features Alarm Will Sound, the resident ensemble, performing new works by three of the festival’s resident composers, plus a first look at an excerpt from distinguished guest composer David T. Little’s opera "What Belongs to You," based on the novel by Garth Greenwell, featuring singer Karim Sulayman.
For the 2021 Mizzou International Composers Festival's final event, Alarm WIll Sound, ensemble-in-residence, will perform new works from six resident composers, plus the American premiere of Stefan Freund’s arrangement of “Sparkle” by distinguished guest composer Chen Yi.
Alarm Will Sound returns to Artpark with engaging, otherworldly sounds. This performance includes Eartheater's When Fire is Allowed to Finish, Black Origami by electronic artist Jlin (arr. Kim and Thompson), Atomic Theory III: "Electron Orbits" by King Britt and Marcos Balter, and T69 Collapse by Aphex Twin (arr. Stefan Freund).
“Not just extraordinary musicians, but also next-generation thinkers.”
– Time Out New York
THIS MUSIC SHOULD NOT EXIST
György Ligeti’s music is filled with drama because his life was dramatic. His work embodies these dreams and nightmares. Melodies intertwine to form dense webs, conflicting rhythms tick like a roomful of clocks gone awry, and the tiny spaces between notes are packed with charged activity. Learn More
Paper Pianos explores the refugee experience through the life of pianist Milad Yousufi who was forced to flee Afghanistan to avoid persecution. Learn More
MEDESKI MARTIN AND WOOD
Alarm System is a program that brings musical artists from a variety of backgrounds together with Alarm Will Sound to create new work. The goal is to expand the circle of those who can make great music for us, and who can contribute their ideas to the new-music world. Learn More
Alarm Will Sound has teamed up with New York Public Radio’s Peabody Award-winning podcast Meet the Composer to create a new kind of concert experience. Learn More
MIND OUT OF MATTER
Scott Johnson has created Mind Out of Matter — a work examining religion from an atheist point of view. Learn More