Dates: March 15-16, 2024

The Ball State University School of Music is pleased to feature guest composer Elainie Lillios at the 53rd Annual Festival of New Music. Additional guest artists include Forward Motion and composers from around the country.

This year's Festival is in part made possible by the Pellegrini Music Festival Endowment (fund #5720). Donations to the fund are welcome.

Event Schedule

  • Friday, March 15:
    • Guest composer talk and master class - 4:00 p.m. in MI213
    • Concert - 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 16 (all concerts):
    • 11:00 a.m.
    • 2:00 p.m.
    • 4:00 p.m.
    • 7:30 p.m.

All concerts are in Sursa Performance Hall.

Elainie Lillios

Acclaimed as one of the “contemporary masters of the medium” by MIT Press’s Computer Music Journal, electroacoustic composer Elainie Lillios creates works that reflect her fascination with listening, sound, space, time, immersion and anecdote. Her compositions include stereo, multi channel, and Ambisonic fixed media works, instrument(s) with live interactive electronics, collaborative experimental audio/visual animations, and installations.

Forward Motion

With a seven-year history in Indianapolis, Forward Motion advocates for the creation of new works by bringing innovative performances to audiences old and new. Equally at home in both formal and informal environments, Forward Motion focuses on performing works by living composers.


Contact Associate Professor of Music Eleanor Trawick.