Presented by Williams College’s Department of Music, I/O Fest 2017 is a four-day festival of adventurous new music from around the globe, featuring concerts, a lecture, several world premieres, music of many composers, performances by the I/O Ensemble, IOTA and special guests the TAK Ensemble. The fest runs from Thursday-Sunday (January 12-15) at various venues in Williamstown. All events are free and open to the public.
Here’s the schedule of events for I/O Fest 2017:
THURSDAY (JANUARY 12)
4:15pm: Williams College’s Bernhard Music Center, Room 30: Prof. Ed Gollin offers a talk, “Musical Process in Tom Johnson’s ‘Nine Bells.’”
8pm: Williams College’s CenterStage, ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance: I/O Ensemble performs Hans Abrahamsen’s masterpiece “Schnee” and music of Tristan Murail and Zachary Wadsworth.
10:30pm: Williams College’s CenterStage, ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance: Bad Planets performs late night music to wake you up. Soul stirring works by Frederic Rzewski, Anthony Braxton and Charles Mingus, as well as meditations by Pauline Oliveros.