Now in its thirteenth 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 composers Stacy Garrop and David Rakowski, as well as featured guest ensembles NOW Ensemble and Transient Canvas. Together with the ISU music composition faculty, Stacy Garrop and David Rakowski and the two guest ensembles will lead a Composition Workshop which is open to all student composers.