New Music Café to Feature Works of Multiple Composers
Oct. 26, 2015
BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Illinois Wesleyan University’s School of Music will present a New Music Café, Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Westbrook Auditorium. The concert
will include works composed by Illinois Wesleyan Adjunct Professor of Free Composition
Joshua Keeling and composers Jerry Owen, Walter Hartley, Curtis Bryant and Luciano
Keeling received a doctorate of music from Florida State University in 2012. His repertoire
includes chamber, orchestral, wind ensemble, and interactive electroacoustic compositions.
His works have been performed at the Society of Electro-Acoustic Music (SEAMUS) National
Conference, the Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium, and the Florida State University
Festival of Contemporary Music, among others.
Owen was the Alma Turechek Professor Emeritus of Music at Coe College (Cedar Rapids,
Iowa) from 1969-2006. Although retired from teaching, Owen is still immersed in music
through his own music-publishing house, Indian Hill Road Music, which he founded in
Illinois Wesleyan students and alumni performing Nov. 6 include Samuel Mullooly ’16
(baritone), Chaepter Negro ’19 (violoncello), Celia Williams ’17 (soprano), Natalie
Hoijer ’15 (flute), and Anne Marie Pasternock ’16 (soprano). Faculty Lisa Nelson (viola),
David Vayo (piano), Ingrid Kammin (soprano), Nancy Pounds (piano), Cora Johnson (piano)
and Keeling will also perform.
Vayo serves as the director of the New Music Café, with School of Music Director and
Professor Mario Pelusi conductor-in-residence. The performance is free and open to