Two concerts of electroacoustic performances, featuring works by leading composers in the genre, will be presented by the Eastman Computer Music Center at the Eastman School of Music.
Tristan Murail is an award-winning French composer associated with the “spectral” technique of composition, which uses the fundamental properties of sound as a basis for harmony, as well as spectral analysis to derive polyphony. He will be at the Eastman School on Monday, March 14, to discuss his recent music at 10:30 a.m. in the School’s Annex Room 902.
That evening, a concert that includes Murail’s works “Allegories” and “Winter Fragments,” performed by chamber ensembles with live electronics, will be presented at 8 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall. The March 14 program also includes “Here and There” by Francis Dhomont, whose acousmatic works use natural, or “found” sounds, to explore the interplay between sound and the images it may create. The composition will be projected through six loudspeakers. Other works include “Thema” for saxophone and electronics by Argentinean composer Horaccio Vaggione, and the premiere of “Divines in the Carpet” by Eastman School doctoral student John Liberatore.
On Tuesday, March 15, recent music by Eastman Professor of Composition Allan Schindler will be presented as part of the Faculty Recital Series at 8 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall. The program, which includes the premieres of three works, will be performed by acoustic ensembles as well as electronics. Featured performers include soprano Jamie Jordan, a master’s degree graduate of the Eastman School, and John Graham, professor emeritus of viola.
Schindler’s musical compositions have been performed throughout North America and Europe, as well as in Asia, South America, Australia, and New Zealand. They include purely acoustic works, works that use computer music resources, and multimedia compositions with video/film or dance.
The Eastman Computer Music Center was established in 1981 as an outgrowth of the electronic music program at the Eastman School of Music. The center provides computing and digital audio facilities for composition, performance, theoretical and other types of musical projects by composers, performers, or music theorists.
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