Faculty & Guest Series

Video Stream Channel

Parallel Lines

Downloads & Resources

Writing for the Cello

with Robert deMaine

July 27, 2020

Performative Technology

with Mari Kimura

August 3, 2020

Composing for Film

with Anže Rozman

July 29, 2020

The Musician's Guide to Sound

with Brandon J. Rolle

August 5, 2020

Composer Bootcamp

with Joel Feigin &

Brandon J. Rolle

July 31, 2020

Notes from the Podium

with Vlad Vizireanu

August 7, 2020


Lessons & Workshops

Festival Schedule


Faculty & Guest Artists


Artistic Director

A Los Angeles-based composer and conductor, Dr. Rolle's  interdisciplinary approach to composition incorporates psychoacoustics, computer programming, and electronic techniques.


Guest Artist, Cello

Principal Cello of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, deMaine is an incredibly accomplished musician with a passion for new music.


Performance Faculty, Viola

Violist and co-founder of new-music duo Spacepants, Wade is a versatile musician with an incredible range of experience from the studio to experimental performance art.


Composition Faculty

Feigin's brilliant music combines a deep sense of tradition inspired by his studies with Nadia Boulanger and Roger Sessions, with an ambitious and curious musical imagination.


Professional Development

Dr. Mariya Vizireanu consults on processional documents, and is Research Associate at the Center for the Study of Los Angeles at Loyola Marymount University.


Resident Ensemble

Consisting of world-class musicians, Brightwork is a flexible and fearless ensemble championing the works of today's best living composers.

Vlad Vizireanu

Executive Director

Maestro Vizireanu is an active conductor who is passionate about bringing new music and living composers to his audiences through creative programming.


Guest Artist, Composition

Composer, Performer, Improviser, and Inventor Mari Kimura is truly a one-of a-kind musician, trailblazing an exciting path in performative technology.


Performance Faculty, Cello

Walters performs some of the most demanding and virtuosic new repertoire for cello, including works written through her collaboration with the composer.


Performance Faculty, Violin

With an international career as a soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician, Dr. Aubrun brings exciting and intelligent approach to new music.


Performance Faculty, Flute

Principal flute for L.A.'s experimental classical ensemble, Wild Up, Grammy-nominated McKibben has extensive experience in new music and working with living composers.


Guest Artist, Composition

Composer for media and concert music, Anže is an in-house composer at Hans Zimmers' powerhouse studio, Bleeding Fingers Music in Los Angeles.


Composer-Performer Faculty

Solo and chamber musician Andrew Tholl is a performer-composer with a breadth of experience spanning studio, classical, and experimental work.


While we were heartbroken to have to cancel our in-person festival due to COVID-19, we here at Impulse New Music Festival remain committed to providing the the music community with essential resources, including guidance and mentorship for early-career composers and performers. In collaboration with our incredible faculty, we are thrilled to offer a number of online opportunities this summer, including lessons, workshops, consultations,  and talks, during the festival dates of July 26 - August 8, 2020.


Through the humbling generosity of our faculty, friends, and new music community, all the opportunities of INMF 2020 Online are being offered at greatly-reduced prices, including multiple scholarships, and a schedule of free streaming videos by our faculty and guests during the festival.

About INMF 2020



We Are

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Hands down, the best experience of the Summer.  I'll most definitely be applying again for the 2020 season . . .  

Join Us. Create.

INMF 2021

Impulse New Music Festival

Los Angeles, CA, 90045

Tel: (213) 290-1792


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