Alarm Will Sound returns to Sinquefield Music Center for January 18th concert to preview upcoming recording

Alarm Will Sound, the 20-member contemporary music ensemble, is returning to Columbia to perform in concert on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at the Sinquefield Music Center on the University of Missouri campus. The 7:00 p.m. free concert will take place in room 130 in the Center.

Alarm Will Sound in concert

As the resident ensemble for the annual Mizzou International Composers Festival (MICF), Alarm Will Sound (pictured) has been performing at concerts and festivals in mid-Missouri since 2010. The January 18th concert will feature compositions from the group’s upcoming recording as well as additional works.

The new recording will serve as a follow-up to Alarm Will Sound’s ground-breaking 2005 debut album, Acoustica. That recording featured the ensemble performing arrangements of 13 compositions by electronica artist Aphex Twin.

In addition to performances of three works by Aphex Twin (T69 Collapse, Omgyjya Switch 7and minipops67) arranged by members of Alarm Will Sound, the Jan. 18th concert will feature Through Thoughts of a Different Kind, a work written for Alarm Will Sound by Igor Santos that received its world premiere at the 2018 Mizzou International Composers Festival.

Santos, originally from Curitiba, Brazil, was chosen as one of the resident composers for the 2018 MICF. The concert will also include performances of works by Lucrecia Dalt, King Britt and Marcos Balter, Jlin and a work by Tim Exile arranged by Oscar Bettison and transcribed by Mizzou alum Henry Stewart.