The Midwest Graduate Music Consortium (MGMC) is a joint venture organized by graduate students from Northwestern University, the University of Chicago, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. MGMC encourages the presentation of original research and the composition of new music by graduate students around the country. The 21st annual meeting of MGMC will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on March 31 and April 1, 2017, and will include paper sessions, a new music concert, and a keynote address. For the new music concert, seven composers’ works were chosen from a nationwide call for scores. All of the composers will be in attendance, and Sound Out Loud, MGMC 2017’s ensemble-in-residence, will perform each one.
About Sound Out Loud: Having drawn inspiration from numerous performance ensembles, such as Eighth Blackbird, Silk Road, and the International Contemporary Ensemble, the group seeks to expand the realm of possibilities within the chamber ensemble repertoire through the implementation of experimental techniques, the incorporation of a variety of instruments and musical styles from the Middle East and Asia, innovative performance practice, and the use of live electronics.
Events will be held in Union South and in Humanities.
March 31, 2017 – April 1, 2017
(All paper sessions are in Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St.)
Panel #1 – Building Bridges Between Religion and Censorship (Friday, 2-3:30pm)
Panel #2 – New Approaches (Friday, 3:45-5:15pm)
New Music Concert [in Morphy Recital Hall, 455 N Park St] (Friday, 7:00-8:30pm)
Panel #3 – Voices, Un(der)heard (Saturday, 9:00-10:30am)
Panel #4 – Mediation & Circulation (Saturday, 10:45am-12:15pm)
Panel #5 – Music & Politics (Saturday, 2:00-3:30pm)
Keynote Address – “Interrogating Musical Identites” by Prof. Eric Charry (Saturday, 4:00pm)