The second Northwestern University New Music Conference, NUNC! 2, took place November 6-8 2015 at the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University. Ensemble Dal Niente and Third Coast Percussion served as ensembles in residence, while invited composers included Rick Burckhardt, Ann Cleare, Donnacha Dennehy, Ted Hearne, and Kate Soper. 

Below is the full schedule from NUNC! 2. 

Call for Presentations

Friday, November 6, 2:00-5:00 p.m.
McClintock Choral and Recital Room

Celeste Oram - Nothing you see here is fake; it's merely controlled: Scores made from real-time media
Mike Boyd - Site-Specificity in the Music of John Cage
Suzanne Thorpe - Interrelatedness in Site-specific Sound Composition
Robert Reinhart - Singing in Quarter Tones: Strategies for Performance, Ear Training, and Composition
Joan Pamies - Music against Capital: The Aesthetics of Purpose
Ian Power - Art, Politics, and Activism in the Many Genres of Rick Burkhardt
Siegfried Lecture/ Recital - Embodying Labor: Figurative Work in Franck Bedrossian's "La Solitude du coureur de fond"

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Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra + Choirs

Friday, November 6, 7:30 p.m.
Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

Welcome Address - Hans Thomalla

Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra, University Chorale,
Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble, Anima Singers

John Adams On the Transmigration of Souls
Kaija Saariaho Oltra Mar

Donald Nally, conductor

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Marilyn Nonken, piano

Friday, November 6, 10:00 p.m.
Galvin Recital Hall

Morton Feldman Triadic Memories

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Call for Performances

Saturday, November 7
9:00-11:45 a.m.
McClintock Choral and Recital Room

Aaron Butler: Tristan Perich, Observations (crotales and 6-bit electronics)
Ben Melsky: Tomas Gueglio-Saccone, After L’addio (harp)
Weston Olenki: Timothy McCormack Heavy Matter (trombone)
Katie Schoepflin: Pierce Gradone Automation (Bass clarinet)
Piotr Szwczyk: Selections from Violin Futura Project (violin) 
Fonema Consort: Clint McCallum Twinzies (flute and voice)
Chris Jones Artifact (piano) 
Dan Tramte i/o for Glissando Headjoint Flute, marimba and piano
Matt Kline: Navarro Too Big for the Door (bass)
Erin Cameron: Liza Lim Sonorous Body (clarinet)
andPlay Duo: David Bird Bezier (violin and viola)
Liam Hockley: Ray Evanoff Narratives (clarinet)
Eric Hollander: Pinson, Shattering Monolith (viola)
Tom Snydacker and Danika Paskvan: Georghes Aperghis Rasch (saxophone and viola)

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Call for Scores: Presentation 2

Saturday, November 7, Noon-1:00 p.m.
Regenstein Hall

Ensemble Dal Niente

Murat Colak - NEFES.PAS.ÇIRA.IŞI (flute, percussion)
Ian Power - For *Current* Resonance (piano, percussion)
Luis Fernando Amaya Muñoz El hombre que fue comido por los tigres (soprano, sax, percussion, piano, conductor)
Louis Goldford The Fiction of Time Destroyed (alto flute, bass clarinet, piano, conductor electronics)

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Keynote Plenary Session

Saturday, November 7,  2:00-4:00 p.m.
McClintock Choral and Recital Room

Amy Cimini - "Maryanne Amacher's Living Sound”
Holly Watkins - "On Not Letting Sounds Be Themselves”

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Third Coast Percussion

Saturday, November 7,  5:00-6:00 p.m.
Galvin Recital Hall

Isaac Schankler Blindnesses
Carl Schimmel Serving Size 4 Bunnies
Steven Snowden A Man with a Gun Lives Here
Chris Fischer-Lochhead On Tenterhooks

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Call for Scores: Presentation 3

Saturday, November 7,  6:15 p.m.
Regenstein Hall

James Young, Rainbow Shark (Excerpts)
M.O. Abbott Water Lettuce
Brian Penkrot Second Meiosis
Nicholas Cline Water Witching
Emilie Le Bel Annette

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Contemporary Music Ensemble

Saturday, November 7,  8:00 p.m.
Galvin Recital Hall

Anne Cleare On Magnetic Fields
Ted Hearne Katrina Ballads
Dennehy Gra Agus Bas

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Call for Presentations 2

Sunday, November 8, 9:00 a.m.-Noon
McClintock Choral and Recital Room

Eliza Brown - “An Internal Theater": Musical Characterization in Chaya Czernowin's Pnima...ins Innere
Ori Talmon - Music and the Visual Arts- The Ensemble as a Translator of Experience
Daniel Tacke - musica ricercata | musica poetica
Will Mason - Affect in Contemporary Electroacoustic Music: A perspective from Embodied Cognition
Ray Evanoff - Collaboration's Influence on a Developing Compositional Language

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Call for Scores: Presentation 4

Sunday, November 8, Noon-1 p.m.
Galvin Recital Hall

Third Coast Percussion

Brian Heim Cymbal Quartet
Kristina Warren Al Lado
Seung-Won Oh Canonic Phases

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Guest Composer Presentations

Sunday, November 8, 2:00-5:00 p.m.
McClintock Choral and Recital Room

Ted Hearne
Donnacha Dennehy
Ann Cleare
Rick Burckhardt
Kate Soper

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Final Concert

Sunday, November 8, 7:00 p.m.
Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble
Ben Zucker - Time Passes
David Lipten - Quick Psalm from How To

Ensemble Dal Niente
Igor Santos Etude # 1 (piano/synthesizer)
Burkhardt – Alban
Annie Hui-Hsin TEE/Tee/T (violin, marimba, piano, saxophone)
Soper – Voices of the Killing Jar

Works from Call for Performers
Daniel Tacke aria mit veränderungen for violin and harpsichord; Sarah Jones-Hayes (Violin), Daniel Tacke (Harpsichord)
William Dougherty Megadont for three Baritone Saxophones; Taimur Sullivan
David Biedenbender You’ve been talking in your sleep for Saxophone Quartet; Dasch Quartet
Evan Johnson, Supplement; Carlos Corderio (Clarinet)
Takao Hyakutome; (Violin)
John Adams, Hallelujah Junction; Piano Duo Chan-McCollough

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