JUNE 6-8, 2019

2019 Festival Detailed Rehearsal and Presentation Schedule

Download a 2019 Festival Detailed Rehearsal and Presentation Schedule HERE.

May 20th, 2019

2019 Concert Schedule and Venues

Map of Venues

ULM Biedenharn Recital Hall June 6 – 1pm

Arithmetic, Jonathan Newmark

Raccoon Lunaire, Kyle Lewis

Nothing’s Impromptu, Indiria Everett

Snoqualmie Passages, Patrick Houlihan

in Noise, Steven Montalvo

Protolith, Paul Oehlers

Gagarin, Daniel Eichenbaum

At Odds…But, Even Then, Brian Bass

Rialto Gallery  June 6 – 7pm

Unordered Suite for Solo Percussionist, Steven Landis

Eulerian Circles, Daniel Adams

CLiV, Roger Jones

Lamentation, Matthew Slayton

Now, Everybody, Noah Nethery

Breach, Breach, Breach, Steven Landis

I’m Not Speaking English, Matthew Briggs

La Tech Biomedical Building  June 7 – 1pm

Shadow Reflections/We Can Find No Scar, Douglas Hedwig

Songs for Nan, William Toutant

E: Vespers, Mara Gibson

The Inhibitors, Keri Besharse

Velvet, Monica Pearce

Campus Stellae, Ethan Wickman

Ruston Artisans          June 7 – 7pm

Finding Yourself, Helena Michelson

Rassvet (Dawn), Marat Sanatullov

Two Poems for Glockenspiel, Mel Mobley

Pale Blare, Bradley Green

Skulptures I-III, Daniel Fawcett

Black Bayou Wildlife Refuge June 8


Cypress Knee Fulcrum, Steven Landis


Finding Resolution, Brandon Dicks

Crystal Kaleidoscope, Ken Davies

Glint, Nathan Froebe

Biedenharn Museum and Gardens   June 8 – 7pm

Water Sapphires, Tao Li

Chamaeleon I, Marcus Maroney

Time and Memory, Michael Rickelton

Quartet for Percussion, Stephen Beck

Two Aphorisms of Birds and Bushes, Thomas Hundemer

One Last Note, Brett Dietz

May 4th, 2019

Coming Soon: Travel Information

Travel information for the 2019 New Music on the Bayou Summer Festival will be posted soon. Check back frequently for updates.

April 23rd, 2019

Announcing the 2019 Festival Selections

New Music on the Bayou Festival 2019
Selected Repertoire

Daniel Adams Eulerian Circles

Brian Bass At Odds…But, Even Then

Stephen Beck Quartet for Percussion

Kari Besharse The Inhibitors

Matthew Briggs I’m Not Speaking English

Oliver Caplan In the Direction of Dreams

Ryan Carraher …most of Us….

Ken Davies Crystal Kaleidoscope

Brandon Dicks Finding Resolution

Brett Dietz One Last Note

Daniel Eichenbaum Gagarin

Indiria Everett Nothing’s Impromptu

Daniel Fawcett Skulptures I-III

Nathan Froebe Glint

Mara Gibson E: Vespers

Bradley Green Pale Blare

Joseph Harkins Mosaic Tundra

Douglas Hedwig Shadow Reflections/We Can Find No Scar

Patrick Houlihan Snoqualmie Passages

Thomas Hundemer Two Aphorisms of Birds and Bushes

Roger Jones CLiV

Steven Landis Unordered Suite for Solo Percussionist

Steven Landis Breach, Breach, Breach

Kyle Lewis Raccoon Lunaire

Tao Li Water Sapphires

Stephen Lilly Bookbinding

Marcus Maroney Chamaeleon I

Helena Michelson Finding Yourself

Mel Mobley Two Poems for Glockenspiel

Stephen Montalvo in Noise

Noah Nethery Now, Everybody

Jonathan Newmark Arithmetic

Paul Oehlers Protolith

Monica Pearce velvet

Michael Rickelton Time and Memory: suite for voice and piano on poems of William S. Trout (selected mvts)

Marat Sanatullov Rassvet (Dawn)

Ryne Siesky …grind…

Matthew Slayton Lamentation

Greg A Steinke Van Gogh Vignettes (selected mvts)

William Toutant Songs for Nan

Ethan Wickman Campus Stellae

Sebastian Zel Fever Dream

April 1st, 2019

2018 Black Bayou Composition Award winners

Congratulations to our 2018 Black Bayou Composition Award grand prize winner, Steven Landis! His piece IMPACT was performed at Grace Episcopal Church on June 1. Learn more about Steven and his work at slandismusic.com.

We also commend our runners-up, Patrick Houlihan and Ingrid Stolzel, on capturing the connection between music and the natural world.


Pictured left to right: Dr. Gregory Lyons (Festival co-coordinator), Steven Landis, Dr. Mel Mobley (Festival co-coordinator)

June 5th, 2018

Announcing our 2018 concert programs

Our festival coordinators are pleased to present our 2018 programming details. The full schedule of events is maintained here. Please direct all questions to info@newmusiconthebayou.com.

May 31, 2018

Stone Theatre at Louisiana Tech

  • Peter Dayton – Percussion Quartet (mvts. 3, 4)
  • Anthony Donofrio – Clarinet and Piano
  • Patrick Houlihan – At Milsons Point
  • Tao Li – Wu Ren Kan Ji
  • Norberto Oldrini – Fiend
  • Andrea Reinkemeyer – Saturation for Soprano Saxophone and Piano
  • Philip Schuessler – Intervals II
  • Tony Solitro – No More in Darkness

Ruston Artisans

  • Kory Reeder – A Face Behind
  • Daniel Adams – Of Sand and Fire
  • Tate Carson – And the water receded
  • Anna-Louise Walton – Basket of Figs
  • Stephen Lilly – Delicate
  • Stephanie Pieczynski – Earthshine

June 1, 2018

Grace Episcopal Church

  • Chin Ting Chan – Five Songs of the Von Seggern’s
  • Douglass Hedwig – A Certain Slant of Light
  • Steven Landis – IMPACT
  • Mel Mobley – I saw a man…
  • Gregory Robin – Gestures III
  • Tinayi Wang – Song of Normality

Biedenharn Recital Hall at ULM

  • Brett Dietz – hey batter, batter…swing! (IV)
  • Daniel Fawcett – Radiant Cry II
  • Vera Ivanova – Electrostatic Whale
  • Roger Jones – Simple Scenes (I and III)
  • William Toutant – Sonatina
  • Jack Wilds – Sonata Machina
  • Tinayi Wang – “Enemy” of the Masses

June 2, 2018

Black Bayou Wildlife Refuge

  • Joseph Adams – Agitations
  • David Bridges – Frivolity No. 3
  • Mara Gibson – Map of Rain Hitting Water
  • Mark Lee – IO/F-4
  • Erik Lund – blessed B
  • Andrew Sigler – Citizens Band

Strauss Theatre

  • Emil Ernstrom – Achilles and the Tortoise
  • Jonathan Graybill – Tsigili’i: Black Capped-Chickadee
  • Kyle Lewis – Strangling All That I Love
  • Bradley Robin – Consumption
  • Jessica Rudman – Laws of Entropy
  • Ash Stemke – like a blossom unfolding
  • Ingrid Stozel – The Gorgeous Nothings

April 20th, 2018

Thank you for an incredible year!

From our New Music on the Bayou 2017 family.

June 27th, 2017

Support new music!


Be a part of something NEW this summer, and help give modern music a voice! We have levels of giving for everyone, and all of our generous sponsors are invited to our Downtown Art Crawl Pre-party Thursday, June 1. You’ll have a chance to meet our composers and performers, and enjoy a wine and cheese menu curated by Tonore’s Wine Cellar in the beautiful Hamilton House Gallery. This event is co-hosted by our Northeast Louisiana Arts Council!


May 3rd, 2017