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Each Saturday from 1:00 to 4:00pm, a different duo will perform new works written for the festival. Approximately 25 new works will be performed every weekend to audiences of two at a time. Concerts are FREE and open to the public.


    2010 Concert Schedule


  • FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSIC BEGINS week 1
    at the Hammer Museum
    Saturday, August 7
    1:00 to 4:00pm


    The Little William Theater Festival of New Music kicks off this weekend with the performance of a new work for two trumpets by Ben Johnston entitled Goin. Following this, Andrew McIntosh and Andrew Tholl will perform new works for two violins in our coatroom-theater. Each piece is under two minutes in length, and seating is first come, first served basis.

    The Festival of New Music comprises four resident ensembles, 96 composers, 350+ new works, and over 400 concerts inside a coatroom, under the stairs in the lobby of the Hammer Museum. All works have been commissioned for this festival, and are under two minutes in length.


  • Saturday, August 14
    FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSIC – WORKS FOR ACCORDION week 2
    1:00 to 4:00pm


    The Little William Theater Festival of New Music continues into week 2, with duo accordion pieces performed by Daniel Corral and Isaac Schankler. Each piece is under two minutes in length, and seating is first come, first served basis.

    Works to be performed this weekend:
    Greg Davis
    Robin Hayward
    Jeffrey Treviño
    Jacob David Sudol
    Lona Kozik
    Liza White
    Antje Vowinckel
    Eric KM Clark
    Linda Caitlin Smith
    Marc Sabat
    Sam Pluta
    James E. Klopfleisch
    Casey Thomas Anderson
    Laura Steenberge
    Lainie Fefferman
    Rama Gottfried
    Jenna Lyle
    David Kant
    Andrew Rowan
    Ryan Tanaka
    Roberto Azaretto
    John Bischoff
    Douglas Detrick
    Larry Polansky
    Nicholas Deyoe


  • Saturday, August 21
    FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSIC – OPEN INSTRUMENTATION & TEXT SCORES week 3

    1:00 to 4:00pm

    Scott Cazan and Chris Kallmyer step in to perform scores of open instrumentation with a variety of objects including, but not limited to: glasses, bowed guitars, violins, pots and pans, and possibly an inductive amplifier. Come check out a unique week in the Little William.

    Works to be performed this weekend:
    Cat Lamb
    Yolande Harris
    Joseph Kudirka
    Michael Deragon
    Isaac Schankler
    Bibi Calderaro
    Julia Holter
    Martin Hiendl
    Andrew Bucksbarg
    Casey Anderson
    Douglas Barrett
    Marc Sabat
    Adam Overton
    Chris Kallmyer
    Scott Cazan
    Gary Schultz


  • Saturday, August 28
    FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSIC – TUBA WORKS week 4
    1:00 to 4:00pm


    The festival of new music continues into week 4, with experimental tuba pieces performed by Luke Storm and Doug Tornquist.

    Works to be performed this weekend:
    Helgeson, Aaron
    McWhorter, Brian
    Sabat, Marc
    Schultz, Gerhard
    Kudirka, Joseph
    Soper, Kate
    Smith, Linda Caitlin
    Clark, Eric
    Bellerue, Bob
    Coons, Lisa R.
    Sudol, Jacob
    Azaretto, Roberto
    Lyle, Jenna
    Fefferman, Lanie
    Griffith-Loeb, Brian
    Narveson, Jascha
    Vowinckel, Antje
    Polansky, Larry
    Anderson, Casey
    White, Liza
    Krebs, Anette
    Orsher, James
    Lamb, Catherine
    Deragon, Michael
    Kozik, Lona

  • at the Hammer Museum
    Saturday, September 4
    FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSIC week 5
    1:00 to 4:00pm


    The Little William Theater Festival of New Music continues into week 5, with new works for clarinet duo! The pieces will be performed by Brian Walsh and James Sullivan. Each piece is under two minutes in length, and seating is first come, first served basis.

    The Festival of New Music comprises four resident ensembles, 96 composers, 350+ new works, and over 400 concerts inside a coatroom, under the stairs in the lobby of the Hammer Museum. All works have been commissioned for this festival, and are under two minutes in length.

    Mark Menzies
    Scott Gresham-Lancaster
    Matt Sargent
    Scott Cazan
    Daniel Kant
    Lem Jay Ignacio
    Aaron Helgeson
    Julia Holter
    Carolyn Chen
    Julien Ponvianne
    Bibi Calderaro
    Isaac Shankler
    Kate Soper
    Robin Hayward
    Ulrick Krieger
    Douglas Detrick
    Laura Steenberge
    John Bischoff
    Hans Koch
    Martin Hiendl
    Andrew Bucksbarg
    Douglas Wadle
    Antje Vowinckel
    Andrew Rowan
    Jeffrey Trevino
    Liza White
    Linda Caitlin Smith
    eric KM clark
    Nicholas Deyoe
    Mark Applebaum
    Larry Polansky

  • at the Hammer Museum
    Saturday, September 11
    FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSIC week 6
    1:00 to 4:00pm


    The Little William Theater Festival of New Music continues into week 6, with experimental accordion! The pieces will be performed by Daniel Corral and Isaac Schankler. Each piece is under two minutes in length, and seating is first come, first served basis.

    The Festival of New Music comprises four resident ensembles, 97 composers, 350+ new works, and over 400 concerts inside a coatroom, under the stairs in the lobby of the Hammer Museum. All works have been commissioned for this festival, and are under two minutes in length.

    Works to be performed this week:
    Matt Sargent
    Ulrich Krieger
    Chris Kallmyer
    hans w. koch
    Daniel Matej
    Chris Porter
    Lisa R. Coons
    Brian Griffeath-Loeb
    Michael Deracon
    John P. Hastings
    Carolyn Chen
    James Orsher
    Yolande Harris
    Cat Lamb
    Mark So
    Bob Bellerue
    Joseph Kudirka
    Brian McWhorter
    Annette Krebs
    Adam Overton

  • at the Hammer Museum
    Saturday, September 18
    FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSIC week 7
    1:00 to 4:00pm


    The Little William Theater Festival of New Music continues into week 4, with experimental tuba! The pieces will be performed by Luke Storm and Doug Tornquist. Each piece is under two minutes in length, and seating is first come, first served basis.

    The Festival of New Music comprises four resident ensembles, 96 composers, 350+ new works, and over 400 concerts inside a coatroom, under the stairs in the lobby of the Hammer Museum. All works have been commissioned for this festival, and are under two minutes in length.

    Nicholas Deyoe: music for two tubas in a coatroom
    Andrew Tholl: hammer duos
    Michael Jon Fink: Almost Over
    Mark Applebaum: Coat Room
    Laura Steenberge: 42 (for two tubas)
    Adam Overton: Paraphrase Piece
    Martin Iddon: Almagestes
    Matthew Hough: Tubist’s Dilemma
    Erik Ulman: Duo II for 2 Tubas
    Mark So: Two Tubas
    Rama Gottfried: Two Tubas
    Andrew Rowan: Gorilla Tape
    Christian Wolff: Four Small Duos
    Scot Gresham-Lancaster: Solutions for two Tubas
    Hans W. Koch: fo(u)r t(w)o play: tubular cells
    Chris Kallmeyer: creosote
    Gregory W. Brown: Mordida no rabo
    Justine F. Chen: hppy brthdy stdy n. 3
    Charlie Gurke: Preponderance of the Small
    Daniel Corral: Tuba Round
    Julien Pontvianne: 2 Minutes for 2 Tubas
    Daniel Matej: Little William’s Machine Music No. 2 (for two tubas)
    Julia Holter: Flower, flower
    Ken Steen: Little William’s Dioramas, 4 Duo Entertainments (after Daguerre): Little William’s Tubas
    Aaron Helgeson: Oceans of nothing (IV)


  • Saturday, September 24
    FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSIC – WORKS FOR VIOLIN week 8
    1:00 to 4:00pm


    The Little William Theater Festival of New Music continues into week 7, with duo violin pieces performed by Andrew McIntosh and Andrew Tholl. Each piece is under two minutes in length, and seating is first come, first served basis.

    This week . . .
    1. Daniel Corral – Two Violins For About Two Minutes
    2. Ken Steen – Little William’s Violins
    3. Mark Trayle – Duet: Silkworms
    4. Julia Holter – Flower, flower
    5. Michael Deragon – swarm: eight
    6. Mark Applebaum – Coat Room
    7. Joseph Kudirka – Bowed Instrument(s)
    8. Matthew Hough – Violinist’s Dilemma
    9. David Kant – Harmony Studies: Duets no. 2 for two violins
    10. Gregory W. Brown – What the Snow Hides
    11. Matt Sargent – comforts fail
    12. Scot Gresham-Lancaster – Solution for 2 violins
    13. Scott Cazan – Still
    14. Ulrich Krieger – Hammer House #4
    15. Lona Kozik – Escape Velocity
    16. hans w. koch – fo(u)r t(w)o play
    17. Robin Hayward – Comma Machine
    18. Erik Ulmam – Duo IV for 2 violins
    19. chris kallmyer – Santa Clarita, CA 3/15/10 [9:00 am]
    20. Andrew Nathaniel McIntosh – Condensation and Rarefaction
    21. Christian Wolff – Four Small Duos
    22. Brian Griffeath-Loeb – Beach Hat Minis
    23. Adam Tinkle – Coat Room I: Symmetry Study
    24. Brian McWhorter – Build
    25. Jacob David Sudol – Four Broken Reflections

  • at the Hammer Museum
    Saturday, October 2
    FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSIC week 9
    1:00 to 4:00pm


    The Little William Theater Festival of New Music continues into week 8, with new works for clarinet duo! The pieces will be performed by Brian Walsh and James Sullivan. Each piece is under two minutes in length, and seating is first come, first served basis.

    The Festival of New Music comprises four resident ensembles, 96 composers, 350+ new works, and over 400 concerts inside a coatroom, under the stairs in the lobby of the Hammer Museum. All works have been commissioned for this festival, and are under two minutes in length.

    Mark Trayle
    Justine Chen
    Christian Wolff
    Chris Kallmyer
    Ken Steen
    Michael Jon Fink
    Gregory W. Brown
    Peter Ablinger
    Laura Steenberge
    Catherine Lamb
    Nick Didkovsky
    Adam Tinkle
    Jacob David Sudol
    Mathew Hough
    Sam Pluta
    Michael Deragon
    Adam Overton
    Gerhard Schultz
    Jascha Narveson
    Yolande Harris
    Jenna Lyle
    Bob Bellerue
    James Klopfleisch
    Carolyn Chen

  • at the Hammer Museum
    Saturday, October 9
    FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSIC week 10
    1:00 to 4:00pm


    The Little William Theater Festival of New Music continues into week 9, with experimental accordion! The pieces will be performed by Daniel Corral and Isaac Schankler. Each piece is under two minutes in length, and seating is first come, first served basis.

    The Festival of New Music comprises four resident ensembles, 94 composers, 350+ new works, and over 400 concerts inside a coatroom, under the stairs in the lobby of the Hammer Museum. All works have been commissioned for this festival, and are under two minutes in length.

    This week’s selection:
    Andrew Mcintosh
    Charlie Gurke
    Scott Pinkmountain
    Adam Tinkle
    Nick Didkovsky
    Jascha Narveson
    Lem Jay Ignacio
    Gerhard Schultz
    Scott Gresham-Lancaster
    Erik Ulman
    G. Douglas Barrett
    Ken Steen
    Scott Cazan
    Mark Trayle
    Daniel Corral
    Kate Soper
    Julia Holter
    Aaron Helgeson
    Andrew Bucksbarg
    Andrew Tholl

  • at the Hammer Museum
    Saturday, October 16
    FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSIC week 11
    1:00 to 4:00pm


    The Little William Theater Festival of New Music continues into week 10, with experimental violins! The pieces will be performed by Andrew McIntosh and Andrew Tholl. Each piece is under two minutes in length, and seating is first come, first served basis.

    The Festival of New Music comprises four resident ensembles, 94 composers, 350+ new works, and over 400 concerts inside a coatroom, under the stairs in the lobby of the Hammer Museum. All works have been commissioned for this festival, and are under two minutes in length.

    This week’s selection:
    1. C.R. Kasprzyk
    2. Justine Chen
    3. Roberto Azaretto
    4. Andrew Tholl
    5. Martin Iddon
    6. Kate Soper
    7. Julien Pontvianne
    8. Aaron Helgeson
    9. Nicholas Deyoe
    10. Gerhard Schultz
    11. Martin Hiendl
    12. Yolanda Harris
    13. James Orsher
    14. G. Douglas Barrett
    15. Annette Krebs
    16. BibiCalderaro/Isaac Schankler
    17. Eric KM Clark
    18. Colin Woodford
    19. Olivia Block
    20. Adam Fong
    21. Daniel Matej
    22. Scott Pinkmountain
    23. casey thomas anderson
    24. Lisa Coons
    25. Christian Wolff

  • at the Hammer Museum
    Saturday, October 23
    FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSIC week 12
    1:00 to 4:00pm


    The Little William Theater Festival of New Music continues into week 11, with experimental TUBA! The pieces will be performed by Luke Storm and Doug Tornquist. Each piece is under two minutes in length, and seating is first come, first served basis.

    The Festival of New Music comprises four resident ensembles, 94 composers, 350+ new works, and over 400 concerts inside a coatroom, under the stairs in the lobby of the Hammer Museum. All works have been commissioned for this festival, and are under two minutes in length.

    This week’s selection:
    Memory Hole – Colin Wambsgans
    Coat Room II – Adam Tinkle
    Kingdom Through a Keyhole – Jeffrey Trevino
    Tubas for Algernon – Sam Pluta
    Miniature I – Douglas Detrick
    Thrush Nightingale – Carolyn Chen
    Harmony Studies – David Kant
    Seven (6) – Scott Cazan
    Stupa – James Klopfleisch
    Two by Two – Yolande Harris
    Composition for La Monte Young – Marc Sabat
    on the arc of travels that have no beginning – Gerhard Schultz
    Hammer House #2 – Ulrich Krieger
    March 10, 2010 – Eric deLuca
    Kleine Muenze – Martin Heindl
    Maychine – Antje Vowinckel
    Miniature I – Annette Krebs
    Stars & Stripes – Peter Ablinger
    44 Notes for Two Tubas – John Bischoff
    Music for Mansions – Andrew Bucksbarg

  • at the Hammer Museum
    Saturday, October 30
    FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSIC week 13
    1:00 to 4:00pm

    The Little William Theater Festival of New Music continues into week 12, with new works for clarinet duo! The pieces will be performed by Brian Walsh and James Sullivan. Each piece is under two minutes in length, and seating is first come, first served basis.

    Pieces to be performed this week:
    Eric DeLuca
    Andrew Tholl
    Eric Ulman
    Greg Davis
    G. Douglas Barrett
    Mark So
    Chris Porter
    John P Hastings
    Daniel Matej
    Brian Griffeath-Loeb
    Brian McWhorter
    Lainie Fefferman
    Rama Gottfried
    David Kant
    Andrew Rowan
    Ryan Tanaka
    Roberto Azaretto
    Lona Kozik
    Lisa R. Coons
    Annette Krebs
    Liza White
    Kate Soper
    James Orsher
    Joseph Kurdirka
    Marc Sabat
    Casey Thomas Anderson

  • at the Hammer Museum
    Saturday, November 13
    FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSIC week 14
    1:00 to 4:00pm


    The Little William Theater Festival of New Music continues into week 13, with experimental accordion! The pieces will be performed by Daniel Corral and Isaac Schankler. Each piece is under two minutes in length, and seating is first come, first served basis.

    The Festival of New Music comprises four resident ensembles, 97 composers, 350+ new works, and over 400 concerts inside a coatroom, under the stairs in the lobby of the Hammer Museum. All works have been commissioned for this festival, and are under two minutes in length.

    Works to be performed this week:
    Pontvianne, Julien
    Harris, Yolande
    Detrick, Douglas
    Holt, Danny 
    Wadle, Douglas 
    Brown, Greg 
    DeLuca, Erik 
    Schankler, Isaac 
    Wolff, Christian 
    Hough, Matthew
    Hiendl, Martin 
    Applebaum, Mark
    Ablinger, Peter 
    Block, Olivia 
    Chen, Justine F 
    Clark, Eric KM 
    Fink, Michael Jon 
    Fong, Adam 
    Golia, Vinny 
    Iddon, Martin 
    Kasprzyk, Cory 
    Overton, Adam 
    von Schweinitz, Wolfgang 
    Woodford, Colin 

  • at the Hammer Museum
    Saturday, November 20
    FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSIC week 16
    12:00 to 4:00pm


    The Little William Theater Festival of New Music closes its doors after 16 weeks of new, experimental works. With over 375 pieces premiered over the last four months, we host a special four-hour run with works for two clarinets, and two tubas in our coatroom theater. We will close the festival with a new work by the legendary composer, Ben Johnston. The piece, ‘Goin’ was commissioned for the Little William Theater opened the festival in August, and will be closing it at 4pm this Saturday.

    The Festival of New Music comprises four resident ensembles, 94 composers, 350+ new works, and over 400 concerts inside a coatroom, under the stairs in the lobby of the Hammer Museum. All works have been commissioned for this festival, and are under two minutes in length.