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XXVII New Music Miami ISCM Festival: An Evening of Works with Solo Bassoon and Electronics ft. Dana Jessen

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 7:00pm

WLF - The Wolfsonian
1001 Washington AVE, The Wolfsonian - FIU, Miami, Florida 33139


We welcome the extraordinary guest bassoonist and improviser Dana Jessen to our festival stage! Join us for an unforgettable night of avant-garde music, where Dana will dazzle with her solo bassoon performance, seamlessly melding with innovative electronic elements.


We are celebrating 27 years of avant-garde compositions and performances in the heart of Miami! Our festival features exceptional works of trailblazing composers and boundary-pushing performers from all around the globe, many of whom are present to discuss their music for FIU students and audiences.

Performances will take place at The Wolfsonian – FIU on Wednesdays. Each evening begins with a captivating pre-concert discussion at 7PM, where audiences gain unique insights into these musical masterpieces. The festival discussions and concerts are free to the public thanks to the generosity of our sponsors. More at



January 24, 2024

7:00PM Concert Discussion

7:30PM Concert



bassoonist & improviser, Dana Jessen


About: Dana Jessen is a bassoonist, improviser, and electroacoustic musician whose original compositions, improvisations, and collaborative work have been met with critical acclaim. A recipient of the 2023 Cleveland Arts Prize and hailed as a “bassoon virtuoso” (Chicago Reader), Jessen’s distinct voice and musical language have positioned her as a pioneer of contemporary and improvised music on the bassoon. Over the past two decades, she has presented world premiere performances throughout North America and Europe while maintaining equal footing in the creative music community as an improviser.

She currently serves as associate professor of contemporary music and improvisation at Oberlin. 

Learn more about Dana Jessen and her captivating work at her website.



With the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the City of Miami Beach, the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center at FIU, the Wolfsonian-FIU, the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, and FIU Miami Beach Urban Studios. The Betsy and Avalon are the official host hotels for the festival.


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