About Mary Lou
December 14, 2017 Kath Fraser interviews Mary Lou live and broadcasts “Bossa Coyote” “Bed, Bath and Bird” and “Oceanica” on ERC Radio, www.eburgradio.org in Ellensburg, Washington
November 9, 2017 “Five Birds Alighting” “Restless Tiger” and “Renew Regrow Repair” broadcast on “Gathering Her Notes,” Kath Fraser host, on ERC Radio, www.eburgradio.org in Ellensburg, Washington
November 8, 2017 “Five Birds Alighting” broadcast on “Music of Our Mothers,” Ellen Grolman host, on WFCF 88.5 FM in St. Augustine, Florida and iheartradio.com
October 10, 2017 Release of “Room to Breathe,” Mary Lou Newmark’s third CD
June 11, 2017 Concert and Lecture, MPE-LA sponsored House Concert, Los Angeles, California
April 20, 2017 Release of “Renew Regrow Repair,” Single and Music Video, words and music by Mary Lou Newmark, with singers, Tricia Tahara and Blake Howard
October 3 – 25, 2015 World Theatrical Premiere of “Breathing Room” at the Greenway Court Theatre, 544 Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, California. Featuring Charles Reese, Eileen T’Kaye and Mary Lou Newmark, directed by Dan Berkowitz.
April 9, 2015 Lecture and Demonstration of Compositional Methods, MPE-LA sponsored House Concert, Los Angeles, California
March 12-16, 2015 Mary Lou Newmark was selected to attend the “Extended Now” Workshop with Ian Winters at the Djerassi Resident Artist Program in Woodside California. Working with artists, filmmakers and composers from across the United States, and culminating in a performance of a new work on March 15, 2015
November 13, 2014 Mary Lou Newmark’s “Shattered” performed by Andrea Cheeseman, clarinet, at Electroacoustic Barn Dance Festival of Electronic Music and Art, University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia
November 10, 2014 Premiere of “Nameless” a song cycle by Valerie Crescenz with lyrics by Mary Lou Newmark performed by soprano Emily Bullock and baritone Randall Scarlata, Philips Autograph Library at West Chester University, West Chester, Pennsylvania
September 23, 2014 Performance of “Breathing Room” at the Zephyr Theatre, 7456 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, California. Featuring Joshua Wolf Coleman, Eileen T’Kaye and Mary Lou Newmark. Directed by Dan Berkowitz.
September 20, 2014 Premiere of “Breathing Room” at the “Living Room” on the campus of Loyola Marymount University, 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, California. Special presentation for Yoga Day. Featuring Joshua Wolf Coleman, Eileen T’Kaye and Mary Lou Newmark. Directed by Dan Berkowitz.
July 30, 2014 Radio Broadcast of “Prayer and Meditation” on WFCF, Flagler College Radio, St. Augustine, Florida
June 27, 2014 Pennington Dance Group performs “Overlay” with music by Mary Lou Newmark at El Camino College, Torrance, California
September 29, 2013 Reading of “Breathing Room, a Chamber Symphony for Two Actors and a Musician in Four Acts”
Mary Lou performs on electric violin and sound design with actors, Eileen T’Kaye and Joshua Wolf Coleman at the LA Stage Alliance Space, Atwater California
May 16, 2013 SHINE – Bright Stories of Positive Change, Mary Lou
performs on electric violin both solo and in collaboration with
storyteller Jen Bloom at YWCA Santa Monica/Westside, Santa Monica
May 5, 2013 MPE-LA Community Concert, Mary Lou performs her solo
electric violin works as part of this free concert at 2:00 p.m. Mt.
Olive Lutheran Church, Santa Monica, California. Co-Sponsored by the
Westside Music Foundation.
March 30, 2013 Mary Lou’s “I dreamt of birds” presented as part of the
first 60X60 Environmental Mix 2012 at Black Box Theatre, Soka
University, Aliso Viejo, California.
March 16 and 21, 2013 “Across Connections” Yorke Dance Project and Pennington Dance Group perform in London, England at the Merlin Theatre, Frome and artsdepot, Barnet. Mary Lou’s “Six Stones” will be performed as part of the collaborative dance composition “Overlay”.
March 9, 2013 Women Composers Festival of Hartford, Mary Lou’s “I dreamt of birds” presented as part of the 60X60 Athena Mix 2012 at Wilde Auditorium, University of Hartford, Connecticut.
March 8, 2013 Mary Lou’s “I dreamt of birds” presented as part of the 60X60 Athena Mix 2012 at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm, Market Square, Lancashire, England.
February 27, 2013 “Electroacoustic Music by Mary Lou Newmark” Mary Lou performs and explains her compositional methods on the lecture/ performance series, “Wednesday@Noon” UC Riverside, Department of Music, Riverside, California.
December 7-9 and 14-16, 2012 Pennington Dance Group presents, “Traversing Time/s” a winter concert including “Overlay” with Mary Lou’s composition “Six Stones” at ARC Pasadena, California.
November 10, 2012 “Live at the Promenade Playhouse” Video shown at Mu Phi Epsilon Pacific Southwest District Conference, California State University Dominguez Hills.
October 31, 2012 “Natural Love” poem published online by Van Gogh’s Ear Anthology.
August 24, 2012 Radio Broadcast of “I dreamt of birds” 60X60 Radio Extravaganza, WGDR Goddard College, Plainfield, Vermont.
July 10, 2012 Radio Broadcast of “Canto de Luz – Song of Light” on Tarde transfigurada, Radio Nacional Clasica, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
May 10, 2012 Mary Lou performs a solo version of “Breath of Trees” for Mu Phi Epsilon Los Angeles Chapter, Los Angeles California.
December 13, 2011 Radio Broadcast of “These are the Street Angels” and“The Wind and the Rain” on The Latest Score, WOMR, Provincetown, Massachusetts.
December 3,10,11, 2011 The Pennington Dance Group and the Yorke Dance Project join forces to present a premiere work “Overlay” including Mary Lou’s “Six and Seven Stones” from “Seven Sacred Stones” at CSU Long Beach and ARC Pasadena, California.
November 12, 13, 2011 Workshop Theatrical Premiere of Mary Lou Newmark’s “Breath of Trees” at ARC Pasadena. Doug Tompos directs Mary Lou’s exploration of modern man’s relationship with the natural world. Presented by Green Angel Music Productions.
September 16, 2011 IAWM Congress 2011 In Beauty We Walk: Changing Women and the New Musical Landscape Mary Lou performs “Restless Tiger,” “La Loba Wolf Woman” and “Ready to Run,” Ashurst Hall, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona.
July 23, 2011 World Premiere of “Five Birds Alighting for Electric Violin and Soundscape on the Fly” performed by Mary Lou at the NACUSA Summer Concert Series, Culver City, California.
June 24, 2011 South Haven Performance Series Clarinetist Andrea Cheeseman performs Mary Lou’s “Shattered for Clarinet and Soundscape” United Methodist Church, South Haven, Michigan.
March 15, 2011 World Premiere of “Shattered for Clarinet and Soundscape” performed by faculty clarinetist, Andrea L. Cheeseman at Rosen Concert Hall, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina.
March 7, 2011 Sound is Art Mary Lou’s “Way of the Witness” was featured on the blog by Margaret Noble.
January 22, 2011 Alive by Her Own Hand: Women Composer/Performers Mary Lou performs “The Tiger is Awake” at the “Living Artists Concert” for this weekend festival and conference at Brandeis University, Boston, Massachusetts.
November 16, 2010 Electro-Acoustic Music Festival Mary Lou performed ten of her compositions and spoke about her compositional methods as the Special Guest Artist at Palomar College, San Marcos, California.
June 26, 2010 West Coast Premiere of “Canto de Luz – Song of Light” Mary Lou Newmark’s “Canto de Luz, – Song of Light, a Concerto for Electric Violin and Orchestra” premiered by the Culver City Chamber Orchestra with Mary Lou as soloist on Saturday, June 26th at 4:00 p.m. at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City, California. This three movement work, which was originally commissioned and premiered to standing room only audiences in Vermont by the Montpelier Chamber Orchestra, has been completely revised with a new cadenza added.
March 10, 2010 Radio Broadcast of “Comments on the Cosmos” on the show New Dreamers, KLCC 89.7, Eugene Oregon, NPR.
December 27, 2009 Poetry Over Music Volume 4, Freedom Through Music
Mary Lou’s reading of her poem “Scattered” is featured on this new
album, paired with John Legend’s, “Ordinary People.”
November 10, 2009 Sounds from the Weave
“La Loba, Wolf Woman” was performed at the Stedman Art Gallery as part of an international installation supporting the art exhibit, “A Complex Weave: Women and Identity in Contemporary Art.” Rutgers University, Camden, New Jersey.
April 19, 2009 The Tiger is Awake
Mary Lou performs her new music and poetry, Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 3:00pm Free Admission – World Premiere of “La Loba, Wolf Woman.”
March 12, 2009 “The Wind and the Rain”
Radio Broadcast of “The Wind and the Rain” on the show “Monitor Mix”, Sveriges Radio, Swedish Public Radio.
February 8, 2009 Concert of Original Music and Poetry
World Premiere of “The Tiger is Awake” and “Bed, Bath and Beyond Suite” Pacific Palisades Women’s Club.
January 14, 2009 Cal Arts presents Tom Peters in Concert
Roy O. Disney Music Hall, “Identity Matrix” by Mary Lou as well as works by Anne LeBaron, Kaija Saariaho, Sofia Gubaidulina and Joan Huang.
November 15, 2008 World Premiere of “Way of the Witness”
Delta State University Electroacoustic Juke Joint, Cleveland, Mississippi
August 24, 2008 NACUSA presents Tom Peters in Concert at the Santa Monica Library
“Identity Matrix” by Mary Lou as well as works by Deon Price, Marshall Bialosky and others.
August 1, 2008 Showing of the “Street Angel Diaries Video”
at the National Convention of Mu Phi Epsilon in Jacksonville, Florida.
July 7, 2008 Podcast of “These are the Street Angels”
on Bowed Radio, Mark Allender, host, Episode 071
July 1 and 12, 2008 Radio Broadcast of “Don’t Know Names but Faces”
on WXDU, Duke University, Durham North Carolina
June 29, 2008 Radio Broadcast of “The Wind and the Rain”
on WXDU, Duke University, Durham North Carolina
June 28, 2008 World Premiere of “Those Red Shoes”
for choir, Valerie Crescenz and Mary Lou (lyricist), Lehigh University Choral Composer’s Forum, Pennsylvania
May 29, 2008 Radio Broadcast of “Canto de Luz, a Concerto for Electric Violin and Orchestra”
KCSN, Northridge, California
May 21, 2008 Live radio interview on “Arts and Roots Forum”
hosted by Martin Perlich. Rebroadcast of the interview on “The Best of Arts and Roots Forum.”
April 14, 2008 Poetry.LA
Mary Lou reads new original poems at Moonday,Village Books in Pacific Palisades. See the video at www.Poetry.LA
March 8, 2008 Creative Women Unite Festival
“Street Angel Diaries Video” selected for film festival, Houston, Texas
December 21, 19, 17, 5, 2007 and November 30, 21, 2007 Airings of the new “Street Angel Diaries” video
on Concord Carlisle Public Access TV, Massachusetts, www.concordtv.org
July 19, 2007 Mary Lou elected into the prestigious “Artists, Composers, Musicologists, Educators” (ACME) of Mu Phi Epsilon.
Members of this elite group are widely known and acclaimed in their field, and are voted in on the basis of outstanding achievement.
July 14, 2007 Mary Lou narrates “Creation Stories”
a recital of contemporary bass literature by Tom Peters, including music by Ichiyanagi, Ung, Lamb, Donatoni and readings from the Upanisad, Genesis, Stanislaw Lem at the Branson Performance Space, Pasadena California
June 20, 2007 Radio Broadcast of “Identity Matrix” and “The Forgotten and the Free” on Supplement
a weekly show with host Michael Fahres, Dutch National Radio (NPS)
March 1, 2007 Performance of “The Forgotten and the Free”
IAWM Annual Concert performance by Mary Lou Newmark and Tom Peters, Cal State Fullerton Performing Arts Center
December 7-10 and December 14-17, 2006 World Theatrical Premiere of “Street Angel Diaries”
on the Main Stage of Boston Court Performing Arts Complex in Pasadena, California. Darin Anthony directs Mary Lou’s heart-shattering social commentary. Produced by Zebulon Projects.
December 14, 2006 Live Radio Interview on KPFK with John Schneider
Broadcast of Excerpts from “Street Angel Diaries,” North Hollywood, California
October 8, 2006 NACUSA presents a duo recital
by Tom Peters, double bass and Mary Lou, electric violin with works by Deon Nielsen Price, Marshall Bialosky, Robert Bowen, Mary Lou Newmark and others at the Santa Monica Library Auditorium in Santa Monica, California.
August 20, 2006 Mary Lou narrates “Echoes of the Dreamtime”
a recital of contemporary bass literature by Tom Peters, including music by Lavista, Gubaidulina, Henze, Huang, Globokar, Zbar and readings of Lovecraft, Coleridge, Peters, Li Bai at the Branson Performance Space, Pasadena, California, 7:00 p.m.
March 26, 2006 “Street Angel Diaries Retrospective DVD”
presented at the Mu Phi Epsilon Regional District Conference, Cal State Dominguez Hills, LaCorte Hall
February 9, 2006 House Concert in Venice, California
Recital of Works by Mary Lou Newmark with Tom Peters, Double Bass and M.L.N performing – “Identity Matrix,” “The Forgotten and the Free,” “Wetara Anyi Udo” (world premiere) and excerpts from “Street Angel Diaries.”