Nov. 9, 2006
UI Studio Will Present Concert Of Electroacoustic Music Nov. 16
The University of Iowa Electronic Music Studios will present a free concert as part of Electoacoustic Music Month at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, in Clapp Recital Hall on the University of Iowa campus.
In celebration of the centennial celebration of the UI School of Music, the program will feature works by UI alumni, as well as current faculty and students active in the Electronic Music Studios (EMS).
The complete program will be:
--Works by Lawrence Fritts, director of the EMS, and Rachel Foote, a student in the School of Music.
--"Transformations" by Joseph Dangerfield, an alumnus and faculty member in music theory and composition at Coe College.
--"Lueneburg Project" by Jean-Paul Perrotte, visiting faculty member in the UI School of Music.
--"Imagination dead imagine" by Tohm Judson, a recent alumnus of the School of Music.
--"Aphorism" by Dimitri Papageorgiou, an alumnus and member of the music faculty at Aristoteles University in Thessaloniki, Greece.
Electrocacoustic Music Month is a project of the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS), national organization of composers, performers, and teachers of electro-acoustic music. Electroacoustic music is a term used to describe those musics that are dependent on electronic technology for their creation and/or performance. You may learn more about SEAMUS at www.seamusonline.org
Established in 1906, the UI School of Music will celebrate its centennial throughout the 2006-07 academic year. The celebration will feature a series of concerts throughout the year, many of them presenting new compositions that were commissioned from UI alumni for the occasion. The concerts are listed on the Web at www.uiowa.edu/~music/centennial/centennial.htm
The Electronic Music Studios have been part of the composition program at the UI School of Music for more than 30 years. By offering a traditional emphasis on the compositional aspects of electronic media, the studios have helped prepare Iowa's graduates for composing, research and teaching careers at colleges and universities throughout the United States. More information is available at the EMS Web page, http://www.theremin.music.uiowa.edu/ .
Fritts is a leading figure in electronic and acousmatic music. His works have been performed in Chicago by the Contemporary Chamber Players, the University of Chicago New Music Ensemble, New Music De Paul and New Music Chicago. For more information, see http://www.uiowa.edu/~music/bios/THEORYfritts.htm.
The School of Music is part of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. You may visit the UI School of Music web site at http://www.uiowa.edu/~music/.
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