By DAVID DUPONT BG Independent News Kelly Rehearsal Hall was alive with 100 conversations Friday noontime.
In two concentric circles composers sat on the outside and performers, producers and presenters on the inside.
The full three-day schedule of panels, performances, and lectures built around this year’s theme of “Support” is now available on the NMG site.
Topics will range widely, spanning the use of technology and electronic elements in new music to concerns over the level of diversity in the field.
So as we prepare for year three the usual challenges present themselves, just in greater numbers.
The three-day gathering began in Bowling Green State University’s Moore Musical Arts Center the morning of Thursday and will continue until the early morning hours of Sunday (For schedule of events including concerts Friday featuring featured artist percussionist Steven Schick and Saturday at 8 p.m.
visit: Attendees will discuss innovative techniques, musical philosophy, funding, and ways to reach new audiences.
About 400 people contemporary music devotees are expected to attend.
New Music Speed Dating embodies the spirit of the event, whimsical and a bit theatrical in its construct, yet practical.