The College of Arts and Architecture

Penn State 2021 New Music Festival and Symposium


Penn State 2021 New-Music Festival and Symposium

March 19-20, 2021

- general schedule -

(All Times Listed are EDT)

Link for All Concerts:

Link for All Research Presentations:

DAY 1 - FRIDAY March 19, 2021

9:30-11:00am – RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS 1 (Webinar)


9:30-10:00am: Marie Jocelyn Marfil, My Works as Inspired by the Mansaka Culture

10:00-10:30am: Kai-Young Chan, From Constraints to Creativity: Musical Inventions through the Cantonese Contour

10:30—11:00am: Minato Sakamoto, Piano Is Chinese

1:00pm-2:00pm – CONCERT 1 (pre-recorded broadcast)


Emily McPherson, Chatter Marks

Red Wierenga, aptsiclodet

Leah Reid, Reverie

Bradley Mikesell, Scalene Motion

Tyler Kline, Orchard (selections)

Richard Pressley, Tau

Hendel Almetus, Nwayo for Solo Guitar

Christopher Kaminski, Feedback

3:00-5:00pm – RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS 2 (Webinar)


3:00-3:30pm: John Clay Allen, A Spectromorphological Approach to Understanding Narrative in Electronic Music  

3:30-4:00pm: João Pedro Oliveira, Gesture Interaction Between Sound and Image

4:00-4:30pm: Logan Barrett, Examining an Interview Between Pierre Boulez and Michel Foucault

4:30-5:00pm: Aine Nakamura, Voice As Body, Voice And Body

7:30pm – CONCERT 2 (Live Streamed: Recital Hall)



  • Oliver Caplan, Krummholz Variations
  • Ivan Božičević, Circling, Three Evolving Landscapes

8:00-8:30 – Conversations with Composers: Caplan, Hancock, Cueto, and Shaheed.


  • Susanna Hancock, platforms
  • Daniel Cueto, Puma
  • Josiah Tayag Catalan, Aperture Perpetuum
  • Nicholas Shaheed, Moment

9:00-9:30 – Conversations with Composers: Caplan, Hancock, Cueto, Catalan, and Shaheed.

DAY 2 - SATURDAY March 20, 2021

9:30-11:00am – RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS 3 (Webinar)


9:30-10:00am: Linda Bouchard, Live Structures with Ocular Scores™ " Graphical  Notation and Perceptible Architecture

10:00-10:30am: Alex Apostolopoulos, Game theory as an approach to musical indeterminacy 

10:30-11:00am: Drake Andersen, Indra Virtual Score Software

1:00pm-2:00pm – CONCERT 3 (pre-recorded broadcast)


Akari Komura, Elapsed

Brianna Wiegand, Rarefaction

John Liberatore, Telarañas

Leah Mullen, The Hartford (1894)

Han Hitchen, Ursus maritimus

Panayiotis Kokoras, Mosaicing

Tucker Johnson, Wears and Tears

Kristina Warren, Eight Paces

Eric Lemmon, toy_5

3:00-5:00pm – RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS 4 (Webinar)


3:00-3:30pm: Hesam Abedini, A post Intercultural path: As wide as Iranian music, Jazz, and Western contemporary music 

3:30-4:00pm: Haiqiong Deng, An encounter of East meets West — “Mackay” for 21 strings Chinese zheng solo

4:00-4:30pm: Federico Garcia-De Castro, Introduction to the Harmonic Profile Project

4:30-5:00pm: Robert Morris, Discrete Musical Forms in General, and Pitch-Class Derived Forms in Particular

7:30pm – CONCERT 4 (Live Streamed: Recital Hall)


7:30-8:00 (first half)

  • Keane Southard, Lamentation
  • Roydon Tse, Down the Rabbit Hole
  • Adeline Wong, Crossings

8:00-8:30 – Conversations with Composers: Southard, Tse, and Wong.

8:30-9:00 (second half)

  • Rodrigo Camargo, The Quintet
  • Ryan Blauvelt, Blood Moon
  • Laura Pettigrew, Selene (Goddess of the Moon)
  • Joshua Mallard, Logogriph

9:00-9:30 – Conversations with Composers: Camargo, Blauvelt, Pettigrew, and Mallard.