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Release: Nov. 15, 2002

UI composers workshop will present new student works Nov. 24

The Composers Workshop from the University of Iowa School of Music will present a free concert of new works in a variety of media at 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, in Clapp Recital Hall on the UI campus.

Seven composers will be represented on the program, ranging from undergraduates to doctoral students. The complete program, including four pieces in digital audio that were created in the UI Electronic Music Studios, will be:

--The Trio for violin, viola and cello by undergraduate student Jason Walter, who has a double major in philosophy and violin;

--"Ios" for digital audio by undergraduate composition major Martin McGinn;

--"The Leaves that Fall" for two flutes by musicology masters student Megan Jenkins;

--"Peel Back the Fresh Layer" for digital audio by composition masters student Jean-Paul Perrotte;

--Three Movements for Trombone by undergraduate composition major Stephen V. Gliske;

--"Transformation" for digital audio by Joseph Dangerfield, a doctoral candidate in composition; and

--"Broward County, No. 3" for digital audio by doctoral composition student Tohm Judson.

The Composers Workshop is a collaborative project between composers and performers in the UI School of Music. It is devoted to the performance of music written at the UI and aims to foster greater co-operation and interplay between composers and performers in the Iowa City area. The workshop is currently directed by Amelia Kaplan, a visiting faculty member in the School of Music and interim director of the Center for New Music.

The Electronic Music Studios have been part of the composition program at the UI School of Music for more than 30 years. In recent years, director Larry 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.

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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