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January 5-7, 2024

Friday, January 5, 7:30 p.m.
The Athenaeum Art Center, Studios at Bread & Salt (note special location!)
1955 Julian Ave, San Diego

Saturday, January 6, 7:30 p.m.
The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, La Jolla, CA
1008 Wall St., La Jolla, CA

Sunday, January 7, 3:00 p.m. (note afternoon time!)
The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, La Jolla, CA
1008 Wall St., La Jolla, CA

San Diego New Music presents the 2024 edition of the annual soundON Festival
featuring San Diego composer Adam Greene and performances by our ensemble-in-residence, NOISE

Christopher Adler, piano
Lisa Cella, flute
Franklin Cox, cello
Colin McAllister, classical guitar, electric guitar and conductor
Mark Menzies, violin
Morris Palter, percussion
Robert Zelickman, clarinet

Matt Kline, conductor
Eric Starr, trombone
Ariana Warren, clarinet

San Diego New Music and the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library present the 2024 soundON Festival, exploring cutting-edge contemporary music from around the world. This year we celebrate the music of San Diego composer and longtime friend of SDNM and NOISE, Adam Greene, and we feature a new work by Mark Menzies commissioned by the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library.

Adam Greene trained as a guitarist and then studied composition at the New England Conservatory and UCSD. His music investigates multiplicity, fragility and instability through sophisticated and idiosyncratic approaches to instrumental technique. Greek myths inspire many of his works, especially Homer's Odyssey and the story of Orpheus, including all of the five pieces presented at soundON this year, two of which will be world premieres.

This year we return to an old soundON tradition of highlighting the solo virtuosity of the members of NOISE, with challenging and adventurous works from many eras played by each of the seven musicians. And the ensemble once again introduces to San Diego young and innovative composers including Jean-Patrick Besingrand, Patricia Martinez, Jérôme Combier, and Judith Ring.


Friday, January 5, 7:30 p.m. at the Athenaeum Art Center

Adam Greene, Nostos: Conversations with the Dead - for solo electric guitar and live signal processing
Adam Greene, Ogygia - for solo electric guitar
Isang Yun, Monolog - for solo bass clarinet
Russell Hartenberger, Black Coyote - for solo percussion
William Roper, My Head Is Always Down For I No Longer Look For You - for solo violin

Saturday, January 6, 7:30 p.m.

Mark Menzies, Mut(t) - world premiere
Adam Greene, Persephoneia - for bass flute - world premiere
Jean-Patrick Besingrand, La Ultima Catabasi
Patricia Martinez, Tenuous Brilliance
Jérôme Combier, Dog Eat Dog

Sunday, January 7, 3:00 p.m.

Adam Greene, Lōtós - for electric guitar and ensemble - world premiere
Adam Greene, Orpheus Dies - for solo cello
Judith Ring, Fine Feathers
Franklin Cox, new work for flute and cello - world premiere
Olivier Messiaen, Cantéyodjayâ - for solo piano

Tickets available from the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library


Festival passes: $85 General Admission / $70 Athenaeum Members / $30 Students
Single night: $30 General Admission / $25 Athenaeum Members / $12 Students


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