MAY 31 – JUNE 2, 2018

Announcing our 2018 festival selections…

First, our sincerest thanks all who submitted their work to our 2018 call for scores. We are honored that so many talented composers, the world over, have shared their voices with us. With that, our selection committee is pleased to announce the New Music on the Bayou 2018 summer festival selections:

Andrea Reinkemeyer Saturation for Soprano Saxophone and Piano
Andrew Sigler Citizens Band
Anna-Louise Walton Basket of Figs
Anthony Donofrio Clarinet and Piano
Ash Stemke like a blossom unfolding
Bradley Robin Consumption
Brett Dietz Hey Batter Batter…Swing (selected movements)
Chin Ting Chan Five Songs of the Von Seggerns
Daniel Adams Of Sand and Fire
Daniel Fawcett Radiant Cry II
David Bridges Frivolity No. 3
Douglas Hedwig A Certain Slant of Light
Emil Ernstrom Achilles and the Tortoise
Erik Lund blessed B
Gregory Mertl On To Stillness (selected movements)
Gregory Robin Gestures III
Ingrid Stolzel The Gorgeous Nothings
Jack Wilds Sonata Machina
Jessica Rudman Laws of Entropy
Jonathan Graybill Tsigili’i: Black Capped-Chickadee
Joseph Adams Agitations
Kory Reeder A Face Behind
Kostas Zisimopoulos Incontinence (Part 1)
Kyle Lewis Strangling All That I Love
Mara Gibson Map of Rain Hitting Water
Marc Hoffeditz Ne’er-Part 1
Mark Lee IO/F-4
Mel Mobley I Saw a Man in the Woods
Nahuel Eduardo Litwin Fuelle X
Nathan Daughtrey Verve
Norberto Oldrini Fiend
Patrick Houlihan At Milsons Point
Peter Dayton Percussion Quartet (selected movements)
Philip Schuessler Intervals II
Robert McClure in excess
Roger Jones Simple Scenes (selected movements)
Stephanie Pieczynski Earthshine
Stephen Jackson Music in Fractals
Stephen Lilly Delicate
Steven Landis IMPACT
Tao Li Wu Ren Kan Ji
Tate Carson And the water receded
Tianyi Wang “Enemy” of the Masses
Song of Normality
Tony Solitro No More in Darkness
Vera Ivanova Electrostatic Whale
William Toutant Sonatina

Congratulations to all of you! Additional details about the festival will be sent to you via email in the coming days. Please reach out to with questions at any time.

March 1st, 2018

2018 Call for Scores


Thank you to all who submitted to our 2018 call for scores!

This was our most fruitful submission round to date, with over 100 composers from all over the world submitting an incredible variety of contemporary works. The selection process has begun, and notification of acceptance will be made on March 1, 2018. You may review the submission guidelines here, and please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions in the interim.


February 16th, 2018

Thank you for an incredible year!

From our New Music on the Bayou 2017 family.

June 27th, 2017

Composer Features coming to Facebook

In the few weeks remaining until New Music on the Bayou 2017, we will be highlighting samples of work from each of our composers through our Facebook page and events.


You can also learn more about these artists, as well as our performers here on our website any time.

May 4th, 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

Finale concert & reception tickets on sale now

We are excited to announce that tickets are now on sale for our finale concert and reception. Don’t miss the premier concert event of the summer in Northeast Louisiana! Featuring exciting new music by composers from around the world, exquisite original choreography performed by local dancers, and a reception catered by Restaurant Sage, Marsala Beverage and RoeLA Roasters! Click here to purchase your tickets!


April 27th, 2017

Implosion at LSU Day of Percussion

This Saturday, April 22, come see our featured percussion ensemble, Implosion, perform selections from New Music on the Bayou 2016: Tao Li’s Dance in the Fire and Brian Nozny’s Parallel. Learn more on the LSU Day of Percussion Facebook page.


April 17th, 2017

Announcing our 2017 festival selections…

On behalf of the New Music on the Bayou Selection Committee, we would like to thank everyone for your submissions!

We were honored to have received an incredibly large number and variety of scores from all around the globe. We wish that we could have programmed more of the submitted pieces, but are limited by our number of performers, rehearsal hours, and performance slots.

Congratulations to the following:

Joseph Adams Oh Shit! (Inspired by the Bats of Wyoming)
Eduardo Caballero Maya
Oliver Caplan Connect All. We All Connect.
Brian Ciach Chacconne for Cello and Elctr Mus
Charles Corey Hemispheres (Selected movements TBD)
Ken Davies Around 3 AM
Peter Dayton Mar de Lurín, after paintings by Fernando de Szyszlo
Thomas Dempster the bunyip
Ferdinando DeSena Between Logic and Rhetoric
Brett Dietz Revenant Mass (Selected movements TBD)
Anthony Donofrio The ________ of __________
Jonah Elrod Urban Sky Glow
Daniel Farrell The Moon
Daniel Fawcett Neoteric Air
Riotous Thrashing
Juro Kim Feliz Gandingan sa Kagiliran
Alan Goldspiel Purple Nokh A Moll
Nathaniel Haering Welter
Jackson Harmeyer Etude Spectrale I
Daniel Harrison Sometimes My Arms Bend Back
Douglas Hedwig A certain Slant of Light (Selected movements TBD)
Tao Li Little Wild Goose (Gu Yan Er)
Stephen Lilly Puzzles and Patterns
Andrew List Night Fantasy for Alto-Saxophone and Piano
Christopher Lowry Concert Fantasy for Trombone and Piano (2010)
  Time Lapse: Five-and-a-Half Reflections on a Tennessee Sunset (2011/2016)
Mel Mobley Tributaries
Allen Molineux Impulsive Behavior
Jason Mulligan For Jessica
Michael Murray Penny Whistles
Uri Netanel Nouri
Norberto Oldrini Fuoco fatuo
Zack Pentecost Interlude: 1882
Matt Petty Sang pour Sang
Stephanie Pieczynski Ashes and Sparks
William Price I/O
Kory Reeder November 12, 2014
Gregory Robin Far Beyond the Dissonance
Jessica Rudman Trigger
Katherine Saxon Or161n
Philip Schuessler Patchwork Lauds
Baljinder Sekhon Gradient 2.0
Greg A Steinke Suite in Memory of Chief Joseph (selections)
John Teske ad;sr
Paul Thomas Filament
James Waller Solo For Marimba
Daniel Walzer Groove Nuance for Alto and Tenor Saxophone
Amit Weiner The Story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin
Stephen Wood Drosera: the morning dew of the sun
Yiheng Yvonne Wu Carvings for Flute and Voice

We would also like to extend our invitation to the following presenters:

  • Eduardo Caballero — Pitch, Rhythm, Intensity and Timbre Generating Equilibrium and Evolution
  • Anna Terzaroli — From Landscape to Soundscape
  • Amit Weiner — Music and Geography: The Local Flavor of Israeli Jazz

If your name and work(s) are listed above, you will receive an e-mail by Monday, April 17, collecting additional information, including confirmation of your attendance at the festival. Per the submission guidelines, composers must be present in order for their works to be performed. If you have any questions in the interim, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

April 13th, 2017

Call for scores

The Call for Scores for our 2017 festival closed on March 25, 2017. Thanks to all who submitted! Our selection committee will begin reviewing scores immediately, and notifications of acceptance will be made on April 13. Should you have questions in the interim, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

More details about our festival will be rolling out in the coming weeks; keep an eye on our map of venues and schedule of events.

March 25th, 2017

A Concert of Inclusion

New Music on the Bayou board members Mel Mobley and Tina Mullone (M2) hosted A Concert of Inclusion on January 20, 2017.


From the artists: “M2 and friends…celebrate the vision of a world that is inclusive and diverse, an America that builds up rather than tears down, and an arts community that is committed to the exploration of life’s possibilities. With music, dance, and poetry we…reject the darker views championed on this day and any other.”

January 21st, 2017