Acoustic and electronic – along with some humorous – music will be featured during Illinois State University’s 2011 Red Note New Music Festival, March 14-17. All performances are free and open to the public and will be held in Kemp Recital Hall unless otherwise indicated. For more information visit

On Monday, March 14, at 8 p.m., the session titled Funny Music will feature Illinois State faculty and students performing humorous works by Luciano Berio, Derek Bermel, Illinois Wesleyan University faculty composer David Vayo and others. The concert will also feature a performance of composer Peiying Yaun’s composition Garapan. Yuan’s work was chosen as the winner in this year’s Red Note New Music Festival Composition Competition.

A percussion master class with Greg Beyer of Due East will be held on Tuesday, March 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. in Cook Hall Room 103. Beyer will give an ethnomusicological lecture and demonstration of the Brazilian instrument the berimbau at 3 p.m. that afternoon.

At 8 p.m. Tuesday evening, the Simultaneous Worlds I session will feature the flute and percussion due Due East performing new music for their ensemble, including work by Illinois State faculty composer Carl Schimmel.

On Wednesday, March 16, Erin Lesser of Due East will conduct a flute master class from 2 to 4 p.m. That evening at 8 p.m., the Visual Music session will showcase groundbreaking electroacoustic music and video by an international group of composers and artists, including Jaroslaw Kapuscinski and Bret Battey.
Former Illinois State faculty member and virtuoso performer David Feurzig will return to campus to present a concert of genre-blending contemporary piano music during the Simultaneous Worlds II session on Thursday, March 17, at 8 p.m.