Alex Ring Gray

Composer | Performer | Artist

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Nief-Norf Summer Festival


  • Natalie L. Haslam Music Center 1741 Volunteer Boulevard Knoxville, TN, 37916 United States (map)

The Nief-Norf Summer Festival (nnSF) is an interdisciplinary summer music festival, bringing together dozens of performers, composers, and scholars to collaborate on the performance, creation, and discussion of contemporary music. The nnSF offers an immersive think-tank environment in the state-of-the-art Natalie L. Haslam Music Center at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and presents 7-8 concerts of modern music, aiming to encourage both appreciation for live music and support for contemporary art.

The Nief-Norf Summer Festival features full-time, faculty-led workshops in performance, composition, and music technology lasting the duration of the festival. In addition, each year the nnSF hosts two international calls for projects: the first, a Call for Papers for a weekend-long Research Summit on contemporary music, and the second, a Call for Scores competition for composers. These projects bring some of our generation's brightest and most promising composers and scholars to the festival for interaction with the fellows, the faculty, and the Knoxville community.

http://www.niefnorf.org/festival-overview


I will be working as the Music Technology Assistant: helping run audio at concerts, electronics on electroacoustic works, and advising composition fellows as they explore the capabilities of technology.