Now in its fourteenth season, the RED NOTE New Music Festival at Illinois State University is a week-long event which features outstanding performances of contemporary concert music. Highlights of past seasons include appearances by Spektral Quartet, Ensemble Dal Niente, Momenta Quartet, the City of Tomorrow, Ensemble Mise-En, Del Sol Quartet, Fifth House Ensemble, Iridium Quartet, and loadbang. Featured guest composers have included William Bolcom, Chen Yi, Stephen Hartke, Sydney Hodkinson, Lee Hyla, Steven Stucky, Augusta Read Thomas, and Joan Tower. RED NOTE also holds an annual Composition Competition which brings in entries from around the world.
This year, we are pleased to host featured guest composer Martin Bresnick, as well as featured guest ensembles Left Coast Chamber Ensemble and ONIX Ensamble. Together with the Illinois State music composition faculty, Martin Bresnick and the two guest ensembles will lead an online Composition Workshop which is open to all student composers. Selected events will be live-streamed or posted for viewing on our website, bringing this year's festival to audiences worldwide.