New Music Festival

New Music Festival

A three-day celebration of DIY music makers blurring genres and styles in the search for new sounds.

Dartmouth's annual New Music Festival, under the auspices of the Music Department and the Hopkins Center for the Arts, brings internationally acclaimed performer/composers to campus to connect with emerging artists from Dartmouth's own community of graduate and undergraduate students. From the big band post-rock of Toby Summerfield's Never Enough Hope, to the delicate blend of composition and improvisation in the J. Pavone String Ensemble, to the Afro-futurist sonic explorations of Nicole Mitchell and Lisa E. Harris's ElectroOrganic, the guest artists represent a diversity of innovative approaches to contemporary music making. With performances by the Coast Jazz Orchestra and premieres of exciting new work from second-year graduate students Eli Berman, Armond Dorsey, and Olivia Shortt, the festival also spotlights Dartmouth's own rich community of dedicated experimental sound artists.

The New Music Festival is programmed in conjunction with the Dartmouth Department of Music with co-sponsorship by the African and African American Studies Program, the Leslie Center for the Humanities and the Program in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Taylor Ho Bynum
Festival Artistic Director
Director of the Coast Jazz Orchestra at Dartmouth

Bethany Younge
Festival Technical Director

Raegan Padula '24 and Eli Hecht '23
Production assistants

Schedule at a Glance:

Thursday, April 6
7:30 pm @ Collis Common Ground – Toby Summerfield solo and Coast Jazz Orchestra performing music from Summerfield's Never Enough Hope songbook

Friday, April 7
6:30 pm @ East Reading Room, Baker-Berry Library – Armond Dorsey's The Breathing Suite
7:30 pm @ East Reading Room, Baker-Berry Library –  J. Pavone String Ensemble w/Jessica Pavone, Aimée Niemann, Abby Swidler

Saturday, April 8
2 pm @ Hood Museum, beginning in Atrium – Oliva Shortt's The Museum of the Lost and Found: gaakaazootaadiwag
3:30 pm @ the Hood Museum, Gilman Auditorium – ElectroOrganic w/Nicole Mitchell and Lisa E. Harris
9 pm @ Roth Center for Jewish Life – Eli Berman's Golematriark

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