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University of Iowa News Release

April 5, 2007

UI Electronic Music Studios Will Present New Pieces April 15

The Electronic Music Studios of the University of Iowa School of Music will present a free concert of recent works at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 15, in Clapp Recital Hall on the University of Iowa campus.

Admission to the concert will be free.

Some of the works that will be featured in the concert were submitted as projects for the Electronic Media 2 class, taught this spring by guest Scott Wyatt, a faculty member at the University of Illinois. These electro-acoustic compositions will be defused in Clapp Recital Hall using a 16-speaker system.

The complete program will be:

--"... and nature is alone" an 8-channel work by Scott Wyatt.

--"Currency" by Patrick Fitzgibbon.

--"Chopsticks" by Kirsten Wallace.

--"Vorticity" by Carlos Cuelar.

--"A Little Piece of Warmed-up Death" by Christopher Gainey.

--"Tapioca Prozac" by Willie Barbour.

--"Strange Change" by David Devasto.

--"Break Point" by Timothy Davis.

--"Vector Prime" by George Marie.

--"Written In Sand" by Israel Neuman.

--"Sold American" by John Griffin.

--"Orion Culminates" by Brian Lenth.

Wyatt is director of the Electronic Music Studios at the University of Illinois. He has composed works for theatre, voice, acoustic instruments, orchestra, electronically synthesized sound, computer-generated sound and for a variety of media including modern dance, documentary film, television and laser presentations.

A past president of the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States, Wyatt was one of the winners of the 1984 International Confederation of Electro-Acoustic Music Grand Prize at the 12th annual International Electro-Acoustic Music Competition in Bourges, France.

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The Electronic Music Studios have been part of the composition program at the University of Iowa 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. Professor Lawrence Fritts is the director of the Electronic Music Studios at the University of Iowa. More information is available at the EMS Web page,

The School of Music is part of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. You may visit the UI School of Music web site at

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