A Night of New Music

November 1, 2018 - 8:00pm
The Bridge PAI

Musicians performingJoin the New Music Ensemble at The Bridge for their fall concert Thursday, November 1 at 8:00pm. 

The UVA New Music Ensemble, directed by I-Jen Fang, is a collaborative group of musicians who realize experimental and improvised music. The ensemble works together to arrange, interpret, and frequently compose works for the specific group. Each member brings their own perspective to the ensemble which shapes the ensemble’s sound and approach to composition and performance.

This semester’s concert will feature music by John Cage, Tom Johnson, Pauline Oliveros, Steve Reich and more. The New Music Ensemble will perform graphic scores and text pieces as well as interpret more conventional forms of notation. The result of this array of compositions is a varied and engaging collection of sounds worlds, from noisy and active to calm and meditative. 

Current members of the ensemble are Becky Brown, Alexander Christie, Hannah Yee, and Tianyu Zhang.

This concert is free and open to the general public.



  1. II. from Eight Notes for Eight Instruments By Tom Johnson
  2. Clapping Music by Steve Reich
  3. Graphic Score, Piece for Unspecified Instrumentation by Melvin Bird 
  4. Sonic meditation (“teach yourself to fly”) by Pauline Oliveros (1932-2016)
  5. Five Notes for Five Instruments by Tom Johnson  (b 1939)
  6. Living Room Music (2nd movement: Story) 1940; by John Cage (1912-1992)
  7. VI. from Eight Notes for Eight Instruments by Tom Johnson  (b 1939)
  8. I. from Eight Notes for Eight Instruments by Tom Johnson 


The Bridge PAI is located at 209 Monticello Road, Charlottesville, VA 22902.

Please call the Music Department at 434.924.3052 for more information.
All events are subject to change. 


UVA Department of Music
112 Old Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176

Email: music@virginia.edu