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Release: Jan. 28, 2002
UI Electronic Music Studios premiere 16-channel sound system at Clapp
Recital Hall Feb. 5
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Electronic Music Studios will
present a concert of new works, featuring the premiere of a new 16-channel
surround sound system in Clapp Recital Hall at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5.
The concert, featuring new works from the studios, will be free and open
to the public.
The program will present new works for computer-realized sound by student
composers Jean-Paul Perrotte, Jermaine Maxx, Yousif Bilal, Tohm Judson, Karen
Koch, Brett Simon and Ari Weinberg.
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 Iowas 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. Students and faculty now have access to three multiple-platform
workstations that integrate SGI, Kyma, and Macintosh digital audio technology.
Carefully maintained Moog, Arp and EMS analog synthesizers, along with other
analog processing and control devices from the past 30 years, have also been
integrated into the new systems to ensure that Iowas 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 in Chicago by the Contemporary Chamber Players, the University
of Chicago New Music Ensemble, New Music De Paul and New Music Chicago. His
electronic works have also been featured in a series of concerts at Columbia
College and have been broadcast in the United States and Europe. He has been
interviewed on National Public Radio and the Canadian Broadcasting Company
about the history of electronic music.
The School of Music is part of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
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