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Release: Jan. 31, 2001

Electronic music with flutes will be performed at UI Feb. 4

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Electronic Music Studios of the University of Iowa School of Music will present a free concert of music for electronics with one or more flutes at 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb.4 in Clapp Recital Hall on the UI campus.

Works by UI students and other composers will be performed by flutists Kara DeRaad and Tamara Chadima, who are students in the UI School of Music, with accompaniment of tape and live electronics.

The complete program will be:

-- "Slope-Cluster-Spiral" for flute and live electronics by UI graduate student John Ritz;

--"Synergy" for one performer playing amplified alto, C and bass flutes, and tape by Pablo E. Furman, who teaches composition, music theory, electro-acoustic music and music of Latin America, and coordinates the music composition program at San Jose State University;

-- "A River From The Walls" for computer-generated sounds and flute by Linda Antas, a doctoral student and graduate staff assistant at the Center for Advanced Research Technology in the Arts and Humanities at the University of Washington;

-- "Well of Fancy Dry" for flute and computer-generated electronics by Matt Malsky, who is director of the Computer Music Studio/Multimedia Lab at Clark University in Worcester Mass.; and

-- "Solfeggietto" for flute, piccolo and electronics by UI master student Michael S. Cash, who is research assistant for the UI Electronic Music Studios.

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.

Director Lawrence Fritts has brought the latest generation of technologies to the studios, to ensure that Iowa’s composers have the broadest possible range of technologies available as compositional tools. Fritts is a leading figure in electronic and acousmatic music. His works have been performed widely, and his electronic works have also been broadcast in the United States and Europe.

The School of Music is part of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI College of Liberal Arts.

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