NODUS Ensemble

Initiated by faculty composer Orlando Jacinto Garcia, NODUS is the contemporary chamber music ensemble in residence at Florida International University’s School of Music. Specializing in the cutting edge Art music of our time, the makeup of the ensemble varies for each concert depending on the works being presented. The ensemble’s repertoire includes recent music by composers from around the world as well as works written specifically for the ensemble.

NODUS debut at the FIU Festival of the Arts in November 1998 and shortly thereafter was featured at the January 1999 New Music Miami Festival. Subsequent performances have included the 1999, 2000, and 2001 FIU Music Festival, the 2001 Music of the Americas Festival, the 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007 New Music Miami ISCM Festival, the 2004 International Computer Music Conference, and numerous other concerts held at a variety of South Florida venues over the past several seasons. The ensemble has been featured at the Norton Museum, Wertheim Performing Arts Center, the Wolfsonian, Spanish Cultural Center, Miami Art Central, Miami Art Museum, among other performing spaces in the region. The musicians in NODUS include internationally acclaimed performers, flutist Elissa Lakofsky, clarinetists Paul Green, Julian Santacoloma, saxophonist Roby George, pianists Jose Lopez and Jennifer Snyder, percussionists Michael Launius, Mark Schubert, violinists Mari-Liis Pakk, Saul Bitran, Luis Fernandez, violist Michael Klotz, Laura Wilcox, cellist Phil Lakofsky, contrabassist Luis Gomez Imbert, sopranos Michelle Cohen, Karen Neal, Kathleen Wilson, tenor Robert Dundas, among others.

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Selected Concerts (not including New Music Miami Festival)

November 2009
International Contemporary Classical Music Festival in Lima, Peru. More

Fall 2008 – Spring 2009 all performances part of the New Music Miami ISCM Festival Series (Select Miami ISCM from the menu on the left)

June 2008
Miami Art Museum
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March 2008
f(x) Marathon
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March 2008
Miami Art Museum
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March 2007
Miami Art Central
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October 2006
Miami Art Central
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May 2006
IAWM Conference
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April 2006
Miami Art Central
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February 2006
SubTropics Music Festival
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November 2005
Spanish Cultural Center
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October 2005
Wolfsonian
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November 2004
FIU Music Festival Wertheim PAC
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November 2004
ICMC performances UM (overview)
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July 2004
Miami Art Central
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January 2004
FIU Wertheim PAC
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November 2002
FIU Festival of the Arts – Wolfsonian
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May 2001
Norton Gallery
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November 2000
FIU Festival of the Arts – FIU North Campus
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November 1999
FIU Festival of the Arts – Wertheim PAC
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November 1998
FIU Festival of the Arts – Wertheim PAC
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New Music Miami ISCM Festival

THE NEW MUSIC MIAMI ISCM FESTIVAL AN OVERVIEW

The New Music Miami Festival began as the May in Miami Music Festival. The Festival originally presented in May of each year began in 1993, and brought internationally renowned composers to Florida International University who along with the FIU Composition faculty present Forums and Master Classes to a group of 15 to 25 young composers selected by competitive review. The week long Festival featured nightly concerts with performances of students works by performers from the New World Symphony (NWSO) and FIU Artists faculty. In its last years the festival featured FIU resident ensembles, Continuum, and the Miami String Quartet.

In the fall of 1997 the name for the festival was changed to the New Music Miami Festival so that it could be presented at other times of the year. The festival was presented in the fall of 1997 to coincide with the Forum of New Music from Latin America, allowing participants the opportunity of hearing new works from Latin America. The 1999 festival featured performers from Italy as well as the Miami String Quartet and NODUS (the FIU faculty new music ensemble). The guest composers participating over the first 7 years that the festival was presented included Earle Brown, Morton Subotnick, Joan LaBarbara, Jonathan Kramer, Tania Leon, Donald Martino, Pauline Oliveros, Bernard Rands, George Crumb, Olly Wilson, Tomas Marco, Lukas Foss, Mario Lavista, Don Erb, Chinary Ung, Charles Dodge. and Fredrick Kaufman among others. In 2001 the Music of the Americas Festival was presented instead (see below)

The 2002 New Music Miami Festival changed format becoming the New Music Miami ISCM Festival. This change reflects FIUs status as an associated chapter of the ISCM. The festival now includes the presentation of music by composers from around the world many of whom are present to discuss their music for FIU students and audiences. In April 2002 more than 25 composers were in attendance for the presentation of their music by NODUS ensemble members and guest performers from Italy, Canada, and Mexico. The 2003 Festival brought numerous guests and included the Cuarteto Latinoamericano., cellist Madeleine Shapiro, violist Laura Wilcox, bassist Luis Gomez Imbert, guitarist Jaime Marquez, and violinist Saul Bitran among others. Composers participating included composers from the US, Canada, Spain, Mexico, Cuba, such as Chinary Ung, Mario Lavista, Judith Shatin and others. The 2004 Festival featured music for winds and included an international roster of composers and performers. The 2005 version of the festival once again included highly respected performers and composers this time the focus was music for keyboards with or without electronics, video, etc. The 2006 festival included solo, chamber, and orchestral music and the 2007 and 2008 festivals featured solo and chamber music, music for winds, orchestra, video and electronic works. For 2009 the festival concerts and related events have been spread throughout the spring months allowing for more flexibility in programming and scheduling. It is anticipated that this format will continue in the future.

(See Miami ISCM in the main menu for more information about the current and past festivals)

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Miami ISCM

The Florida International University (FIU) School of Music is pleased to announce the Miami Section of the International Society for Contemporary Music. This Associated Chapter formed in 2001 has further represent the goals of the ISCM in the US, namely the advocacy and presentation of Contemporary Music and related events.

Numerous ISCM affiliated activities have been realized and are being planned for the future including the annual New Music Miami ISCM festival, NODUS Ensemble concerts, and other new music related events (please visit the New Music Miami and NODUS sections of this site for more information – see menu on left).

In addition the chapter continues to make an official submission of up to 6 works by selected US based composers to the ISCM World Music Days Festival each year. These works will be considered for possible presentation at this event by the host country’s festival directors. The World Music Days Festival is one of the most important international new music events in the world. More

The directors for the Miami Section are Orlando Jacinto Garcia, Jacob Sudol, and Paula Matthusen. For more information regarding the chapter please feel free to contact Orlando Jacinto Garcia.

CURRENT and PAST Miami ISCM information is available below and at the New Music Miami Festival page http:www.newmusicmiami.org
*Below each heading, there is a link to a downloadable PDF file of a program and/or other related document.

2011 Miami Chapter WMD Call for Submissions
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2010 New Music Miami ISCM Festival Series
New Music and Video from Around the World
11/21, 1/16, 1/23, 2/20, 3/13, 4/17
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2009 New Music Miami ISCM Festival Series
New Music and Video from Around the World
1/17, 24, 2/21, 3/14, 4/4, 5/3
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2009 Miami Chapter Results (NODUS/NMM Festival)
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2008 New Music Miami ISCM Festival
New Music from Around the World
April 9-13, 2008
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2008 Miami Chapter WMD Submissions Results
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2007 New Music Miami ISCM Festival
New Music for the 21st Century
April 11-15, 2007
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2007 Miami Chapter WMD Submissions Results
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2006 Miami ISCM Chapter Results
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2006 New Music Miami ISCM Festival
New Music for the 21ST Century
April 5-8, 2006
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2005 Miami ISCM Chapter Results
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2005 New Music Miami ISCM Festival
Beyond the Piano Keys / New Music for Piano
April 14-16, 2005
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2004 Miami ISCM Chapter Results
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2004 New Music Miami ISCM Festival
April 8-10, 2004
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2003 Miami ISCM Chapter Results
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2003 New Music Miami ISCM Festival
April 10-12, 2003
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2002 New Music Miami ISCM Festival
April 18-20, 2002
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