International artists and music composers storm Birmingham in countless numbers of electrifying performances and concerts. Birmingham is popular for its high number of music festivals that happen in the region every year. Artists and music makers from all part of the world visit this area and hold shows/concerts to the delight of their fans. For example, theheld their mega Birmingham New Music Festival in October 2017; the event lasted through the 12th of October to 15th October. The four days concert featured a host of award-winning foreign composers, songwriters and even submissions from well known composers. This show serves as a scintillating exchange between Birmingham Art Music Alliance and the Iowa Composers Forum.
The first day of the festival started off at the UAB’s Hulsey Recital Hall with a lunch of the Birmingham New Music Festival for a fourth year in a row. The Birmingham Art Music Alliance presented Miolina Duo, a veteran specialist in new music based in New York and a master of violins, and one of Birmingham finest export Craig Hultgren. The day’s concert featured electroacoustic music excellently delivered by the best Alabama composers; fans also witnessed violin does with electronic video from Lynn Becld and a fantastic performance of Miolina by Melissa Grey.
The crowd was also thrilled by a unique performances from Hultgren as he played the works of Brooke Joyce and David Morneau.The second-day event featured lots of international artists from all over the world and was held in Birmingham’s historic St. Paul United Methodist Church. The show started off with the Miolina duo presenting both their acoustic and electroacoustic works ( music pieces from violin and electronics). Prominent composers from all parts of the world joined the performances. The likes of Holland Hopson, Mark Lackey, Kyle McGucken, Monroe Golden, Andrew Dewar and Brian Moon. The show ended with the performance of an antiphonal trio: Takuma Itoh, Miolina, and Hultgren. The show continued the next day with young pianists taking the stage to perform newly created masterpiece written specifically for their ability.
The great composers where Chris Steele, Micheal Coleman, William Price, Donald Ashworth, Monroe Golden, Kyle McGucken, Mark Lackey, Andrew Bullard and Brian Moon. This is the very first time this kind of performances happens at the BAMA, and It is shown in cooperation with the Birmingham Metro Music Forum. The final day of the showcased the new BAMA players from all parts of the city in a final display of good music. A strong display of first-class amazing musicians from the local area displayed their talent and played music by local musicians. Works of Aaron Isreal Levin and Xingzimin Pan where performed throughout the night in a feat of exchange between Birmingham Art Music Alliance and the Iowa Composers Forum.
It was fun to watch plenty international artists, instrumentalist, and music composers grace the stages in the BAMA concerts. The concert will happen again, and this time it will be way more significant than what occurred last year.