Mizzou International Festival Reveals Guest Composers

by Mat Dirjish

Happening Monday, July 25, 2022 through Saturday, July 30, 2022 on the campus of the University of Missouri in Columbia, the Mizzou New Music Initiative will welcome Meredith Monk and Angélica Negrón as distinguished guest composers. The six-day event will present performances of music by Monk, Negrón, and other contemporary composers in front of live audiences.

Meredith Monk

Meredith Monk is a composer, singer, director/choreographer and creator of opera, music-theater works, films, and installations. Deemed one of the most unique and influential artists of the 20th/21st centuries, she is a pioneer of “extended vocal technique” and “interdisciplinary performance.”

Angélica Negrón

Composer/multi-instrumentalist Angélica Negrón writes music for accordions, robotic instruments, toys, electronics, chamber ensembles, orchestras, choir, and film. Negrón’s commissioners include the Bang on a Can All-Stars, Kronos Quartet, loadbang, Prototype Festival, Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Sō Percussion, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, and the New York Botanical Garden.

Also on tap at the festival are in-person workshops, master classes, and other events taking place at the Sinquefield Music Center. Saturday night’s grand finale will present the world premieres of new works from the festival’s resident composers, performed by the resident ensemble Alarm Will Sound and conducted by artistic director Alan Pierson.

A complete schedule of events, times, dates, and venues for the 2022 Mizzou International Composers Festival will be available at a later date. For greater learning, visit the Mizzou International Composers Festival website, the Meredith Monk website, and the Angélica Negrón website.

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