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CAMPUS NOTES -- IOWA CENTER FOR THE ARTS
CONCERT OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC MAY 6 -- The Electronic Music Studios from the
University of Iowa School of Music will present a concert featuring new works
by student and faculty composers at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, in Clapp Recital
Hall on the UI campus.
The concert will be free and open to the public.
The program will feature work by nine composers, including Lawrence Fritts,
the director of the Electronic Music Studios. Pieces on the program are scored
for electronic tape alone; for tape and solo instrument; and for tape, voice
and instrument. The works and composers are:
-- "Cthulhu" for tape and guitar by graduate composition student
-- "Pipeline" for trumpet and tape by doctoral composition student
-- "Transcortical Irradation" for steel pan and tape by undergraduate
percussion student Scott Morgan;
-- "Study for Piano and Tape" by graduate composition student John
-- "a scent of lilacs drifts the banks of county 272" for electronic
tape by Scott Adamson, an undergraduate student in English, sound engineering
-- "Now Here is Nowhere" for tape and string bass by graduate composition
student Matt Hallaron;
-- "Threnos" for tape, soprano and flute by doctoral piano student
-- "The Gardens of Ellsworth" for tape and bass clarinet by graduate
composition student Andrew Hauschild, and
-- "Free Translations" for tape and horn by Fritts, featuring UI
music faculty member Kirstin Thelander as horn soloist.
Fritts's electronic works have been broadcast in the United States and Europe
and have been featured in a series of concerts at Columbia College. His music
has been performed in Chicago by the Contemporary Chamber Players, the University
of Chicago New Music Ensemble, New Music De Paul and New Music Chicago. He
has been interviewed on National Public Radio and the Canadian Broadcasting
Company about the history of electronic music.
Fritts recently completed a doctorate in composition at the University of
Chicago, where he studied with some of the leading figures in contemporary
music. His latest work will be played at the International Computer Conference
in Greece in September.